About AHMU


Long History

Anhui Medical University, formerly known as Shanghai Southeastern Medical College, is one of the key universities in Anhui Province. Established on May 29th, 1926, relocated to its present place and renamed Anhui Medical College in 1949. It officially became Anhui Medical University in June 1996. The campus covers an area of 720 thousand square meters and with total floo rage of about 700 thousand square meters. The campus proper is seated on South No.1 Ring-Road of Hefei, with good environment and easy access.The university has the longest history and is also the first authorized university to admit Ph.D. and post-doctorial students in Anhui Province. Different undergraduate programs and courses are being offered in 29 special fields of study, and one 7-year bachelor-master program (clinical medicine). The university has been authorized to establish 3 post-doctorial scientific research programs, to grant doctorial degrees in 8 specialties, and to award master's degrees in 69 specialties.

Two Campus
The university consists of two parts---the main campus and the southern campus covering entirely an area of 860000 square meters. Its library has a collection of 840000 volumes and 30000 kinds of periodical and journals as well as e-journals. It is equipped with a campus computer network, which is also a center in Anhui for sharing biological and medical information across the nation on Internet. The library has broad relations with other libraries, schools and research institutions both at home and abroad.

Close Links with Higher Institutions Abroad
The university has built up close links with other higher institutions in some European countries, America and Japan. The establishment of research centers is the result of collaborations with Harvard University and Mayo Clinic in the USA, Sino-Canada Children Foundation, Karolinska Medical Institute in Sweden and Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences in Germany respectively.

Good Location

Hefei is the capital. The topography in Anhui Province is high in the southwest and low in the northeast. Mountains and hills make up two thirds of the total area. The climate belongs to semi-humid monsoon of warm temperate and subtropical humid monsoon. Anhui Province has abundant tourist resources with beautiful landscape, many places of historic interest, and rich folk customs. The most famous scenic wonders include Mt.Huangshan, Mt.Jiuhua, Mt.Tianzhu, Mt.Langya, and Mt.Qiyun, all of which are national scenic spots. As the capital of Anhui Province and hometown of the famous honest and upright official in Chinese history---Bao Zheng, Hefei features a landscape of half mountain and half lake. Hefei is known as “a modern garden city and “the most suitable city for people to live in.” It is the among the first three cities winning the honorable title of “city of gardens and parks.” The city’s Belt Park looks like a green necklace, which “ embraces both the old town and the new urban developments.” The Shushan Lake, lying at the foot of the Dashu Hill, looks like a green bright pearl. Hefei Wildlife Field, characterized by “ naturalness, wildness and lingering charm of forest,” has become a space shared by men and animals. On Mt.Zipeng, one can not only hear the soughing of the wind flowing through the pines, but also see flocks of auspicious birds. With blue waves rippling in its immense waters, the Chaohu is a magnificent lake of myriad scenes. Hefei is a city of science and education and one of the four major bases of scientific research and education of the nation. It is the seat of more than 200 institutions of scientific research including the Hefei Matter Research Institute of ChineseAcademyofSciencesas well as University of Science & Technology of China, the PLA Electronic Engineering Institute, and over 30 other institutions of higher learning. The city boasts nearly 200,000 scientific and technical personnel. In terms of the intellectual resources,Hefeiis at the head of the list compared with cities of the same scale in China.