The library of Kunming Medical University [Photo/kmmc.cn]
In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine which grew into today's Kunming Medical University (KMU). In 1937, the program was expanded and became known as the School of Medicine of Yunnan University.
In 1956, the school became an independent medical education institution, and has been known as Kunming Medical College ever since. In 1993, the college was listed among the six key higher education institutions in the province. Since its inception, KMU has produced over 80,000 graduates and has established itself as the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan province and led the way in medical education, scientific research and medical services.
The university campus occupies 109 hectares and caters for 15,000 students, more than 2,000 of whom are postgraduate students. The university has 6,750 staff members, including over 1,450 professors and associate professors.
KMU has 17 schools, offering disciplines in medicine, science, management and social science，17 bachelor's degree programs, 42 master's degree programs, and one doctoral degree program. It has seven research institutes, 11 affiliated hospitals, nine teaching hospitals, 38 practice hospitals, nine forensic medicine sites, six preventive medicine practice sites, four pharmaceutical practice sites, and two optical practice sites.
With a collection of nearly 1.41 million paper books and nine digital databases with medical literature in English, the university library has been designated as a part of Yunnan's Central Sharing Library Network of National Literature. It is also a First-class Repository for Chinese Medical and Academic Literature. KMU is a National Trial Center of Clinical Medicine, and Yunnan Provincial Expert Testimony Center.
KMU's 11 affiliated hospitals have more than 10,000 patient beds. Eight are accredited as 3A-grade hospitals in China, and the other three specialize in oncology, children's diseases and stomatology.
KMU has made remarkable achievements in international exchanges and cooperation. It has launched inter-institutional academic partnerships and exchange programs with medical schools and institutions in more than 30 countries worldwide, such as France, the United States, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
Since 1998, KMU has enrolled and trained postgraduate students, undergraduate students, advanced medical students and Chinese language students from 27 countries and regions, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Division of International Exchange and Cooperation
Address: 1168 West Chunrong Rd, Yuhua Avenue, Chenggong district, Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip code: 650500
Tel: +86-871-65922905 +86-871-65922909 +86-871-65922910
Official website: http://www.kmmc.cn/list1106.aspx (English)