Binzhou Medical University is a common medical university at provincial level in Shandong Province, and its predecessor was the Public Medical School of Shandong University originally established in 1946. The university follows its school-running tradition that “teaching comes first, and quality is prior to any others” and that “the education of man is a fundamental, and moral education has the priority”, and puts into practices its university dictum of “benevolent mind and wonderful skills”. Sticking to the centeredness on the cultivation of talents and that on the improvement of quality, it has trained more than 61,000 talented people in medicine and medicine-related trades for the society.
Now the university has two campuses,has become the only famous medical university stretching across two school sites, with distinctive school-running characteristics and strength and high quality of education. Binzhou Medical University was qualified of granting master’s degree in 2003. In 2006, it passed the undergraduate teaching evaluation of Ministry of Education with outstanding achievements. In 2013, the university was among the first pilot universities of the comprehensive reform of undergraduate programs. It was approved as the demonstration site of special education at the national level, yielding outstanding results in succession in the National Clinical Skills Competition for University Students. It was included in the Shandong Province’s construction projects of elite universities centered on the cultivation of applied talents in 2013.
The university covers lands of 2,000 mu (1 mu equates 1/15 hectare) in total, with its floorage accounting for 630,000 square meters. Its fixed assets total 1.25 billion RMB. In particular, its teaching and scientific apparatuses and facility count for 209 million RMB in total; its library has a collection of 2.4 million volumes. At present, the university has two directly affiliated hospitals, 13 indirectly affiliated hospitals, more than 140 teaching hospitals and practical teaching hospitals, and more than 40 teaching bases for medicine-related disciplines.
The university has more than 15,800 full-time students, has a staff of 976, including 685 full-time teachers. It boasts 91 professors, 227 associate professors. There are three academicians in working in the university, nine experts (professors) with “Taishan Scholar” entitlement.The university has 11 schools (faculties), 25 undergraduate majors, four characteristic subject construction units of higher education at the level of Ministry of Education, and seven characteristic subjects at provincial level. It boasts the authorization of master’s degree conferment in three first-class disciplines and two majors, 35 second-class disciplines, one key discipline authorized by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and six “Taishan Scholar” disciplines. Its key provincial-level disciplines reach eight, with its key diciplines and bases of humanities and social sciences topping 13. There are altogether 27 provincial-level excellent courses and bilingual demonstration courses, three demonstration teaching center, five teaching teams, and one experimental site for talents training.
In the recent five years, the university has been responsible for more than 1,340 research projects, including 56 NSFC projects, 185 provincial projects, published more than 550 monographs and textbooks, over 3,500 papers.
The university has insisted on an open way to run the school, establishing in succession friendly inter-university relationships and scholarly exchange and co-operation relationships with more than 30 universities in the USA, UK, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and other countries and regions. It has thus made great achievements in personnel exchanges, united cultivation of postgraduates, and projects of united construction.
In future, the university will insist on following the important instruction of the The18th National Congress of the CPC, sticking to the right school-running direction and fully implementing the party’s educational policies, the national and provincial plans for long-term educational reforms. In accordance with the general layout and thought of development of “One strategic goal, five strategic points”, the university strives to strengthen its development by promoting school-running characteristics, improving the quality of education and teaching standards. Binzhou Medical University will endeavor to build a satisfactory medical university and make greater economic and social contributions to the national and regional development.