Founded in 1956, the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the 4 earliest established TCM universities in China, which is the Sichuan provincial key university and co-constructed by the provincial government and the State Administration of TCM, and evaluated an excellent grade in the National Evaluation of Undergraduate Education.


The University is located in the Chengdu City of Sichuan, a place with a reputation of “hometown of Chinese Medicine & treasure house of medicinal herbs" and hometown of pandas. It is as large as 120 hectare in campus. The library has a collection of 1.29 million copies of books. The staff is over 2,000, including 600 professors and associate professors, among which 300 are tutors of master and doctoral students. There are over 20,000 students, including 400 from overseas. The University has a TCM Great Master, a 1st Position Scientist of the State 973 Project, and a National Excellent Teacher, etc..

The University provides 31 majors for undergraduates, 49 subjects for master degree and 21 for Ph.D conferment. There are 4 national key subjects(Chinese Pharmacy, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Traditional Chinese Medicine Otorhinolaryngolory (ENT), Traditional Chinese Medicine Gynecology), 20 ministerial/provincial key subjects and the major-"Chinese Pharmacy"-the sole State Polytechnic Base for Research and Teaching personnel training; 6 national special majors, 3 national good teaching groups, and one innovative/ experimental garden. There are 57 national/ministerial centers or labs, such as the State Key Lab Culture Base, the State-Level Experimental Teaching Model Center, the State Herbal Pieces Preparation Engineering Research Center, the Education Ministry Key Labs, the Education Ministry Engineering Research Center, and the Finance Ministry's centrally/locally co-built labs, and so on. Also there are 4 affiliated hospitals and 60 teaching hospitals, being the important base for students' clinical practice. The 1st affiliated hospital is the State TCM Clinical Research Base of Diabetes.


Since 80s last century, the University has accepted foreign students from 32 countries, having trained over 6,000 participants in a large variety of programs, including Chinese Medicine, Chinese Pharmacy and Acupuncture & Moxibustion.

The University is awarded the "China-ASEAN Education/Training Center" by the Education Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, "TCM International Sci-Tech Cooperation Base" by the Sci-Tech Ministry, "TCM International Exchange & Cooperation Education Base and Medicine Base" by the State Administration of TCM, "WHO Research Cooperation Center of Human Reproduction", and "South-South Co-Training Center" by UN Population Funded.

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