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Xinjiang Medical University is located at the foot of the scenic Xuelian Mountain in Urumqi. It is the only independent medical university in Xinjiang.


With the care and support of Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai, the school's predecessor "Xinjiang Medical College" was officially included in the 156 key projects of the national "First Five-Year Plan". The school was founded in 1954 and was completed in July 1956 to enroll students. On October 15, 1956, the first 233 clinical medicine undergraduates held an opening ceremony. Medical experts and teaching backbones from more than ten sister universities in the Mainland, including Shanghai Medical College, Beijing Medical College, China Medical University, Shandong Medical College, etc., formed the first batch of teaching teams in Xinjiang Medical College. In June 1998, Xinjiang Medical University merged with Xinjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to form Xinjiang Medical University. Jiang Zemin, then General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, inscribed the name of the school. On August 26, 2016, the People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the former National Health and Family Planning Commission, and the Ministry of Education jointly issued the "Opinions on the Joint Construction of Xinjiang Medical University", and the school officially became a joint university of the provincial ministries and commissions.


The school adheres to the school motto of "Education, Practice, Dedication, and Innovation", and takes "Educating people for the Party and educating talents for the country" as its own mission. It always adheres to the direction of running a school in socialism and regards running a medical university as satisfactory to the Party and the people as its starting point and goal. To protect the lives and health of the people of all ethnic groups in the frontier, and to contribute to the economic development, political stability, cultural prosperity, scientific research, medical services, talent training, The people's livelihood, and welfare, and the consolidation of border areas have made outstanding contributions.


The school has 5 campuses: Xuelianshan Campus, Xinyi Road Campus, Liyushan Campus, Mingyuan Campus, and Cangfanggou Campus. Xuelianshan campus covers an area of 2,165 acres. Construction started in August 2018. In June 2020, 39 single buildings of 650,000 square meters and all supporting facilities of the first phase of the project were completed, and a modern university campus with a beautiful environment and well-equipped facilities was basically completed. The transfer of the school's focus to the Xuelianshan campus has been completed, laying a solid foundation for the construction of a first-class medical university in the west and even in the country.


The school currently has 24,433 full-time students, including 14,776 general undergraduates, 3951 full-time postgraduates, 376 doctoral students, 4590 general college students, and 740 international students of various levels of academic education. There are 16,275 faculty members (1,460 from universities, 14,815 from affiliated hospitals), including 857 full-time teachers, 1,318 clinical teachers, 324 teachers with senior professional titles, accounting for 38% of the total number of full-time teachers, and 666 teachers with master's degree or above, accounting for 77.71% of the total number of full-time teachers. It has the first batch of "National Huang Danian Teacher Team", 1 national teaching teacher, 1 national Chinese medicine college teaching teacher, 1 Chinese medicine master, 2 national famous Chinese medicine doctors, 2 people are supported by the Ministry of Education New Century Excellent Talents Plan; 61 experts are entitled to special government allowances from the State Council; 7 were awarded the Ministry of Health’s Outstanding Contributions Young and Middle-aged Experts; 1 was awarded the National Healing Holi Fund Award; 32 were awarded the title of Outstanding Experts for Outstanding Contributions in the Autonomous Region; 5 autonomous region-level teaching teams, 16 Famous autonomous region-level teaching teachers, 10 autonomous region-level teaching experts. In 2006, the school passed the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education with excellent results. In 2011 and 2015, they were certified by the Ministry of Education in Stomatology and Traditional Chinese Medicine respectively. Successfully passed the undergraduate teaching review and evaluation in 2018. In recent years, the school has won 27 autonomous region-level education and teaching achievement awards, including 5 first prizes, 8-second prizes, and 14 third prizes.


The school has 22 departments and 26 undergraduate majors, covering four disciplines: medicine, management, science, and literature, forming a professional structure and layout with medicine as the main subject and other disciplines complementing each other. The school currently has 6 national-level characteristic majors, 1 national-level talent training model innovation experimental zone, and 6 autonomous region key majors; it has 6 autonomous regions’ 13th Five-Year Plan key disciplines, including 2 peak disciplines and 4 plateau disciplines; Clinical medicine has entered the top 3.58‰ of ESI global ranking; 5 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 2 doctoral professional degree authorization points; 10 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, 8 master professional degree authorization points; 2 post-doctorate points Scientific research workstations, 4 post-doctoral research mobile stations.


The school has 2 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 5 autonomous region-level experimental teaching demonstration centers; the existing provincial and ministerial joint state key laboratory, a national-level international joint research center, and the Ministry of Education and provincial joint experimental teaching demonstration centers 1 laboratory, 1 joint international cooperation laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the Ministry of Education, 1 engineering research center cultivation project of the Ministry of Education, 13 autonomous region key laboratories, 24 autonomous region research institutes, education There are 5 key laboratories in the department and 22 school-level laboratories. The school conducts research based on the prevention and treatment of major diseases and extremely high-incidence diseases in Xinjiang and surrounding areas and the development of regional special drug resources. In 2020, a total of 484 scientific research projects were approved, with funding of 88.064 million yuan; 17 horizontal projects with a funding of 3.5776 million yuan; 467 vertical projects with a funding of 84487 million yuan. As the lead unit, it won 2 key R&D projects of the autonomous region and 1 major special project of the autonomous region. In 2020, 3112 SCI papers will be published. Among them, he actively carried out academic research around the front line and published more than 20 SCI papers on new coronavirus research. Professor Ma Yitong's new coronary pneumonia research paper published as the corresponding author has been cited 549 times, a record high in the school's history. The number of autonomous region science and technology progress awards has ranked first in Xinjiang universities for ten consecutive years. In 2020, it won 14 autonomous region science and technology awards, including 3 first prizes, 5-second prizes, and 6 third prizes. Won more than 2 first prizes of the Autonomous Region Science and Technology Progress Award for 6 consecutive years. Won 2 Autonomous Region Twelfth Philosophy and Social Science Awards, including 1-second prize and 1 excellence award. There are 10 newly authorized invention patents and 375 utility models.


The school currently has 8 directly affiliated hospitals, all of which are tertiary first-class hospitals. The First Affiliated Hospital has been ranked third in the "Comprehensive Strength Ranking of Northwest District Hospitals" issued by the Institute of Hospital Management of Fudan University for four consecutive years, and its superior disciplines such as cardiovascular and orthopedics are well-known inside and outside China; A general hospital featuring brain disease diagnosis and treatment. It is the only designated hospital for cerebral palsy surgery and rehabilitation under the "Tomorrow Plan" of the Ministry of Civil Affairs in the five northwestern provinces; the affiliated tumor hospital and affiliated Chinese medicine hospital are the highest-level specialized tumor hospitals and traditional Chinese medicine hospitals in Xinjiang; The Fifth Affiliated Hospital is the first batch of tertiary A general hospitals in the autonomous region. Endocrinology and Gynecology are key supporting disciplines; the sixth Affiliated Hospital is a comprehensive hospital with distinctive orthopedics characteristics; A general hospital for geriatric diseases with equal emphasis on care and integrated medical care services; the eighth affiliated hospital is a specialized hospital for infectious diseases, the "Autonomous Region Public Health Care Center", "Autonomous Region Tuberculosis Research Institute", and the autonomous region's designated hospital for new coronary pneumonia medical treatment. The directly affiliated hospitals have 12 national key clinical specialties and 85 key clinical specialties of the autonomous region, with more than 12,000 beds, 7.8 million outpatient visits, and 540,000 inpatients annually. The coordinated development and overall linkage of the affiliated hospitals have formed a medical resource cluster with concentrated advantages, each with its own characteristics, reasonable distribution, and strong strength, which escorts the health of the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and contributes to the training of national and regional medical and health personnel and medical services. Important contribution.


The school continues to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with well-known universities at home and abroad. In 2011, the Ministry of Education identified Central South University, Jilin University, and Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as our school's comprehensive counterpart support universities. At the same time, it has established more than 20 universities such as Fudan University, Sun Yat-sen University, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing Medical University, and Wenzhou Medical University. Multi-level assistance to Xinjiang has been jointly established and cooperative relations. Various universities have selected cadres and experts to assist Xinjiang through precise assistance to Xinjiang, targeted assistance to Xinjiang, and team assistance to Xinjiang, which has promoted the overall improvement of the school's running level.


The school has established inter-school cooperative relations with universities and research institutions in the United States, Russia, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Pakistan, and other countries. Especially in recent years, the scale and quality of the school's international education have been continuously improved, and the academic qualifications have been recognized by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bahrain, and other countries. The school was awarded by the Ministry of Education as one of the first batches of colleges and universities to receive government scholarships and an advanced group of international students in China. In 2011, it was approved as the first batch of demonstration bases for universities in Xinjiang to study in Xinjiang.


Based on the new era and embarking on a new journey, Xinjiang Medical University will hold high the great banner of Xi Jinping’s socialist thought with Chinese characteristics in the new era, adhere to the orientation of “educate people for the party and cultivate talents for the country”, and closely focus on the fundamental task of establishing morality and fostering people. The historical mission of the construction of "Healthy Xinjiang" and the "Healthy China" strategy, we will not forget our original intention and dedication, and strive to build a "four-in-one" aircraft carrier integrating medical education, medical services, medical research, and health industry, to contribute to the stability and long-term stability of Xinjiang society, To work hard for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


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