Introduction to Anhui Medical University
Anhui Medical University (AMU) is one of the oldest educational institutions in Hefei, Anhui province, which is located in the east of central China and honored as “the city with State Innovation of Science and Technology”. Around the two campuses are some of the renowned universities and institutions, such as University of Science and Technology of China(USTC), Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences of China Academy of Science (CASHIPS), and Hefei.
AMU, formerly Shanghai Southeast Medical College, was founded in Shanghai by a group of overseas students with M.D degree who returned from Japan in 1926. The idea of those pioneers was to create a medical university to save Chinese people suffering from diseases in a hard time.
Following several times of relocations from Shanghai to the inland of Anhui Province during the past decades, the university has grown significantly. The spectrum of subjects has steadily been extended and now has developed into a comprehensive medical university with 23 subjects covering nearly all of the medical fields including Clinical Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Health Management, Pharmacology, Dentistry, and Nursing, among those eight subjects have been qualified to offer a Ph.D. degree. The University consists of eight faculties, totally, 17 000 enrolled students, in which Medical Faculty predominates with over 6,000 students including clinical medicine, laboratory medicine, psychology, anesthesia, and medical imaging.
AMU insists on an important concept since its foundation to promote interdisciplinarity and combination of teaching and scientific research with clinical activities. An important step in combining the strength of medication and medical research was the realization of the necessity for expansion of the campus and establishment of additional affiliated hospitals for students practice and young scientists training. The Teaching and Research Building in the campus provides both domestic and returned overseas scientists with well-equipped laboratories and net access.
Anhui Medical University is located in the beautiful city of Hefei which is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural center of Anhui.
The ancient Hefei City, with a long history of over 2,000 years, was also nicknamed ‘Luzhou’ or ‘Luyang’ because it was under the governance of Luzhou prefecture in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) dynasties.
It is a scientific and educational city and boasts of many talents both past and present, such as the famous upright officer Lord Bao in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) along with the Nobel Prize for Physics winner, Yang Zhenning, whose hometown is Hefei. The University of Science and Technology of China and the Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are both located here. There is no doubt that talented people in the city are foremost in China.
It is a beautiful city with good surroundings – the Huaihe River flows to its north, to its south is Yangtze River, and to its south-east lies the Chaohu Lake with its expansive blue waters. As is known, every city in China has a city tree and a city flower and, in the case of this city, the Yulan tree is its city tree and the sweet-scented osmanthus, pomegranate flower is its city flower.
The university consists of two campuses; the main campus and the southern campus. The total campus covers an area of 860000 square meters and with total floor space of about 700 thousand square meters. You can walk through the whole campus in 20 minutes. The campus is located on South No.1 Ring-Road of Hefei.
Life on Campus
Food: There are not only Chinese restaurants on campus, but also Muslim restaurant especially for Muslim students. Besides Chinese and Muslim restaurants, there are also some other different restaurants available around the campus.
Sports: School has a gymnasium, swimming pool, various playgrounds, where students can play football, basketball, and other sports.
Internet: Internet service is available at the university library and international student dormitory.
Shopping: School has supermarkets and stores.