National TCM Science Institute University Established in Suzhou
Following an agreement reached between the Suzhou Municipal Government and the Chinese Traditional Medicine Science Institute, Suzhou will host the first national level Traditional Chinese Medicine University. This research-focused university plans to host 5,000 students at its Suzhou campus, including over 2,300 postgraduate and 2,100 PhD students.
The Graduate School of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), located in Beijing (former Beijing TCM University), started recruiting students in 2005. It has over 5,000 staff, offering degrees at Master’s and PhD level for TCM only or a blend of TCM and Western Medicine. The Suzhou campus will host 160 out of the 539 September 2021 intake students. Suzhou is seen as the hub of TCM in China, as the home of 14 TCM hospitals. In addition to its Beijing campus, CACMS works with other TCM Universities, such Shanghai TCM University and Nanjing University, on a number of domestic joint programs.