Founded in 1956, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (GXUCM) has become a higher education school with distinctive ethnic features and strong development in the field of traditional medicine.
GXUCM started to enroll undergraduates in 1964 and overseas students, including jointly educated doctoral and post doctoral students, in 1976. It was one of the first universities authorized by the Ministry of Education to set up programs for postgraduates after China's reform and opening-up.
Currently, GXUCM has 991 full-time and 161 part-time teachers. Among them, there are 25 doctoral student supervisors and 693 postgraduate supervisors. It has a national master's degree in TCM, 33 national renowned doctors and16 specialists who enjoy special government allowances from the State Council.
The university has set up five first class disciplines which are authorized to grant master's degrees, and 43 second class disciplines, with 25 majors for undergraduates. At present, it has 14,000 full-time students.
It has a series of national reputed bases for production, study and scientific research, such as an affiliated medical school, an affiliated pharmaceutical factory, an elder care flat and a health preservation center.
GXUCM has been enrolling foreign students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan since 1976. It has enrolled students from more than 40 countries and regions, most of whom come from ASEAN countries. They study in varies majors including traditional Chinese medicine, integration of Chinese and western medicine, acupuncture and tuina, and Chinese herbal medicine, taking many programs at different academic levels.
In addition to the scholarships offered by the university, the People's government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has established a full scholarship for ASEAN students and a scholarship for outstanding overseas students.
GXUCM has established cooperative relationships with 53 colleges and universities as well as medical institutes from 17 countries and regions.