Shanghai, Hamburg join hands on TCM master's education
Updated: 2018-09-19

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Participants attending the opening ceremony of a postgraduate program in Hamburg, Germany, pose for a group photo on Sept 12. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

The postgraduate program with joint efforts from China and Germany medical schools opened at the German city of Hamburg on Sept 12.

It was the latest result conceived between Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), and it will be run by the HanseMerkur Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at UKE.

Students will be attending the master's program this winter and the three-year-long program ahead of them will be a stepping stone for their further immersion into the world of TCM.

The program will take advantage of the students' present Western medical backgrounds and integrate their knowledge with TCM concepts and treatments. SHUTCM will give full play to its strength in TCM education and faculty group, while UKE features advanced diagnosis and treatment, systematic teaching methods, and strictness in practicing medicine. The two schools hope to bring out their respective strong points and seize the initiative of cultivating TCM doctorate students in Europe.

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Hu Hongyi, vice president of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Sun Congbin, consul of Chinese consulate in Hamburg, and Katharina Fegebank, deputy mayor of Hamburg, spoke highly of the frequent and close exchanges between Hamburg and Chinese cities and expressed confidence in the two sides maintaining this relationship.

Hu Hongyi, vice president of SHUTCM, was delighted to see the graduate student program settling down and said the two schools' years of hard work is finally paying off.

The bond between SHUTCM and UKE was initially tied in 2004, when the two schools signed a cooperation agreement. Their connection became even tighter as UKE's affiliated HanseMerkur Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine opened in 2010, the first TCM center in Germany that embodied clinical, education and research capabilities.

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine contributed to this story.

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Participants visit the traditional Chinese medicine center in Hamburg. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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Hu Hongyi, vice president of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gives an interview to German local media. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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