Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (LNUTCM), founded in 1958, is the only institution for higher learning in Liaoning Province to train and educate professionals in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Chinese Massage, Integration of TCM and Western Medicine in Clinical Practice, Senior Nursing and other related disciplines. The university’s main campus is located in Shenyang, the capital of the LiaoningProvince, with its branch campus in the seaside city – Dalian. The university has received many honors successively, such as National Advanced Association in Discipline Inspections, Supervision and Audit, Liaoning Advanced Grassroots Party Organizations, Advanced Association, Advanced Unit in Spiritual Civilization, May First Labor Award of Liaoning Province, Law-governedModelUniversity and Safe and Civilized Campus.


During the past 50 years, LNUTCM has developed its own characteristics in aspects of cultivating talents who are good at international communication, experimental creativity and traditional Chinese medicine. It is a base of examination work for the NationalTCMPractitionerCertificationCenter, which is approved by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People’s Republic of China. It is also the National Training Base for TCM-Specialized English, the branch center of National Databases for Retrieval System of TCM Literature and the International Cooperation Center of TCM. LNUTCM has taken research responsibilities for the key technology of clinical trials with new drugs of Traditional Chinese Medicine authorized by The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the national clinical trial of medicine certified by State Food and Drug Administration of the People’s Republic of China. It is also an education and examination center of WFAS in LiaoningProvince and the deputy director institution for Examination and Assessment Committee of WFCMS. LNUTCM is one of the Chinese universities which are first authorized to recruit international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

LNUTCM has 5 disciplines of Medicine, Science, Engineering, Management and Arts, including 32 undergraduate majors (or orientation of majors). It has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. There are 15 faculties, 4 directly affiliated hospitals, 2 teaching departments, 2 experimental & teaching centers, 3 research institutes, 6 research divisions, 2 libraries and 1 museum in the university.

It has 1 state key discipline, 12 state key disciplines of TCM, 1 provincial key discipline (including 12 second-class disciplines), 3 upgrading scheme projects of the provincial-level, 1 top key discipline of the provincial-level, 1 advanced and specially featured key discipline of the provincial-level, 21 provincial key disciplines of TCM, 3 post-doctoral programs, 3 first-class disciplines authorized to grant doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Pharmacy and Integration of TCM and Western Medicine, 16 second-class disciplines authorized to grant doctorate degree, 3 first-class disciplines authorized to grant master degree and 18 second-class disciplines authorized to grant master degree.

There are 4 State-level featured majors, 1 innovative experimental zone for cultivating national talents, 1 State-level teaching team, 3 State-level classic courses, 4 State-level awards for teaching achievements, 6 provincial-level model (characteristic) majors, 3 provincial-level model centers for experimental teaching, 5 provincial-level teaching teams and 22 provincial-level classic courses. LNUTCM is the chief-editor institution for more than 30 national planned textbooks and 8 provincial classic textbooks. It is authorized to run 19 projects of basic labs or featured and priority labs which are sponsored by both the central and local governments. Currently, LNUTCM has developed cooperative relationships with more than 80 higher education institutes and agencies from more than 20 countries, such as Europe, the United States, Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, etc, which has quickened the pace of opening up and international cooperation.

LNUTCM has 1 national clinical research base of TCM, 11 A-grade research labs and 20 B-grade research labs directly under the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 15 provincial key labs and engineering centers. It has undertaken and accomplished dozens of State-level research projects and hundreds of provincial-level research projects. It has published thousands of academic papers and hundreds of academic works. Annual expenditure in scientific research costs more than RMB one hundred million yuan.

It has 10 key clinic specialties or special diseases care centers appraised by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People’s Republic of China and 20 provincial key clinical specialties. Its 4 directly affiliated hospitals are respectively named Liaoning TCM Hospital, Liaoning TCM Research Institute, LiaoningColoproctologicalHospital and Liaoning Integrated TCM and WesternMedicineHospital. It also has 4 indirectly affiliated hospitals. Moreover, it has about 40 hospitals or so for clinical teaching.

LNUTCM has the authorized review rights in 5 subjects, namely, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Basic Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Integration of TCM and Western Medicine. There is 1 nationally outstanding teacher, 1 national master physician of TCM, 16 mentors for training qualified TCM doctors to carry on the experience of veteran medical experts, 6 provincially outstanding teachers, 5 faculty leaders in LiaoningProvince and 25 provincially well-known TCM doctors. Among the teaching staff, there are 2 members who are nominated in the national project of "Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents", 22 in the Hundred class and 52 in the Thousand class of the provincial project of "Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents"; 49 who enjoy special allowance from the State Council and 10 who are enrolled in the 315 Talent Project of Liaoning Province.

Having gone through hardships and difficulties, LNUTCM has cultivated many qualified TCM personnel. In the process of innovation and development, it has adopted a school philosophy “To Strive for the Strongest Rather Than the Largest”, and implemented the strategy “To Stand Based on the Key Disciplines, to Invigorate Depending on the Talents and to Develop Relying on Scientific & Technological Research”. Through comprehensively enhancing its own construction of culture, LNUTCM has shaped its own characteristics and advantages, which has played an important role in revitalizing the age-old Liaoning industrial-base and making immense contributions to inheriting and developing the cause of the traditional Chinese medicine. LNUTCM has been steadily and surely advancing with big strides towards becoming a higher-leveled TCM university of teaching and research type.