Brief Introduction of Norman Bethune Health Science Center

Norman Bethune Health Science Center of Jilin University was founded in 1939. In 1978, it resumed its former name of Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences. In 2000, combined with the former Jilin University, Jilin Polytechnical University, Changchun University of Science and Technology and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, it became new Jilin University.

Norman Bethune Health Science Center has 5 colleges, namely School of Basic Medicine,School of Public Health,School of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Nursing, Clinical Medical School, 4 affiliated hospitals, namely 1st Hospital of Jilin University, 2nd Hospital of Jilin University, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University and Hospital of Somatology, one Research Laboratory of Regenerative Science.

Full-time undergraduate programs include Clinical Medicine, Dental Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Radiology, Information Management and System Program (medicine), Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Bioengineering, Nursing, Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation Sciences. Currently there are 9099 students, among them there are 4802 undergraduate students and 4297 postgraduate students.

Norman Bethune Health Science Center has authorized faculty of 8254 people, 1742 of whom are teachers. The center has 535 professors, 640 associate professors. Norman Bethune Health Science Center has 277 doctoral supervisors, 1374 master supervisors, 3 double-hire academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 staff from Thousand Talents Program, 3 innovation groups of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, 2 chief scientists of the Nation’s 973 Program (including important scientific research programs).

Norman Bethune Health Science Center now has one National Famous Teachering Award winner, one National Excellent Teaching Group and two Provincial Famous Teaching Award winners. The center also has one course of National Essence Course Award, 6 courses of Provincial Essence Courses Award, 4 scientific awards of National level, 68 educational awards of provincial and ministry level, 6 professors with Tang Aoqing special invitation. The cente r also has 16 moving stations of scientific research, 6 moving stations of post doctorates, 7 authorized unit of first-level discipline for doctoral degree, 58 authorized units of second-level discipline for doctoral degree, 61 authorized units for master degree, 2 national-level key disciplines and specialties, 7 key disciplines and specialties of Jilin province and 21 other key disciplines and specialties of ministerial and provincial level.

Norman Bethune Health Science Center has a total number of 63 key laboratories of Ministry of Education Level, key laboratories of Ministry of Health Level, third-level laboratories of National Administration Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine, key laboratories of provincial level as well as engineering centers. The ESI global ranks of Clinical medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology are among the top 1%.

Norman Bethune Health Science Center now has four affiliated hospitals with the function of medical treatment, education, scientific research, prevention , health care and recovery. These four affiliated hospitals, including three comprehensive hospitals and one stomatological hospital, all reach the 3A standard.

Norman Bethune Health Science Center always values the importance of international cooperation. We have already built a long term academic exchange with academies and groups from 26 counties and regions, namely Japan, Canada, US, Briton, weden and Hong Kong. Nowadays, Norman Bethune Health Science Center has 526 international students from 45 countries, including undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, making us the teaching department with the largest international student scale in Jilin University. The cultivation pattern with multi-levels has been established.

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