Oxford Progresses Two Relationships in Medicine
Lead by the Department of Oncology, Oxford (who holds the No. 1 position in Biomedicine) is progressing with West China Center of Medical Sciences (Chinese name Huaxi), Sichuan University on its “Oxford-Sichuan Digestive Tumour Center”. Huaxi Medical School, originally West China Union University, was founded by Jesuits in the 1910s and merged into Sichuan University in 2000. Huaxi has the highest NATURE index amongst all Chinese medical universities (world No. 38) and is affiliated with the world’s largest single-site hospital, Huaxi Hospital, equipped with 4,700 hospital beds.
China has the highest threshold in digestive tumours, which comprises 60-70% of cancerous tumours. In tier-one cities, some digestive tumours have seen a 4 times increase in the last 20 years and with a trend of patients being younger than before. It has one of the highest cancer death rates.
The Nuffield Department of Medicine under Oxford University has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nankai University (Tianjin) to start collaboration on student / academic exchange and joint labs. The MOU was signed during the first 3 days of the Oxford-Nankai Life Science Conference.
Nankai has a Master of Hospital Management course with Flinders University (Australia) since 2012 with an average intake of around 40-50 students.