Liaoning Medical University (LMU) is located in the province of Liaoning in the north-eastern part of China, five hours east of Beijing. The university enjoys very god reputation in China for its pragmatism and has cultivated numerous outstanding medical talents. the university has become leading provincial university with its main educational a focus being on the medical sciences. Presently there are more than 275 international students studying a wide range of medical programs at the University.
The campus covers an area of 975,000 square meters with a floor-space of 279,000square meters. There are well-equipped sport grounds, a gymnasium and a state of the art library. Six levels of education are offered at LMU: - general higher education, state-owned privately run education, adult education, vocational education, online education and international student education. The university accepts undergraduate, graduate, masters and postgraduate students.
The university comprises twelve teaching departments, ten provincial research centers, seven affiliated comprehensive hospitals and one hundred and twenty-two outlets for teaching and practice. The curriculum comprises twenty-three specialized undergraduate subjects, thirty-two second level master degree programs, two first level master degree programs and one doctorate degree program. There are three provincial key subjects, one provincial key laboratory and five provincial key medical specialties. The number of graduate students is approximately eight hundred whilst undergraduate students total about seven thousand.
Faculty members include 225 professors and chief doctors, above 500 associate professors, 45 doctorate degree and Above 250 master degree holders. Above 125 faculty members have received their education and degrees abroad. More than 100 teachers and researchers at the university have won the honor of “excellent teacher and talented person for science and teaching” awarded by both national and local government. Seventeen members were winners of a “special government allowance” and a further sixteen faculty members have been selected for the “million talents” project by national and local government.
The number of student studying at the university above 14 thousand with approximately 275 being international students all of whom are currently studying in the undergraduate program which is taught in the English language.
The university began to enroll overseas students in 1997 and since then the overseas student education programme has rapidly developed. The College of International Culture Exchange was founded in the beginning of 2004. The college has enrolled overseas students from South Korea, Indian, Nepal and South Africa. In 2007 the College of International Culture Exchange changed its name to the “College of International Education” which comprises Administration, Teaching Affairs and the Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Furthermore, the university is actively involved in international academic exchange programs with overseas universities such as the University of Glasgow in Scotland and regularly exchanges scholars and specialists to give lectures. To date over 100 teachers have been sent to more than 20 overseas countries to study and participate in select research programmes.
Educational conditions are excellent, with private classrooms for the overseas students. Modern computerized teaching technologies and facilities in the computer center are available for courses involved in computer-aided teaching.
The university’s library has an advanced electronic reading room and has access to the retrieval system for medical documents from the American medline and the Chinese Medical Institute. At the same time, the university library provides a convenient studying environment for overseas students.
LMU offers two kinds of Chinese courses. The first course is a long-term course consisting of three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each level can be completed in two terms. The minimum study period for this course is one term. The course addresses grammar, oral Chinese, and listening comprehension. The second course is a training course for the HSK exams. These lessons will deal with specific knowledge students need to pass the HSK exams. The classes will prepare the students for the specific question types that will be asked on the HSK exams. The course will take 1 month, but can be extended in case the student wishes to do so.
Foreign students are living in dormitories, especially designed for foreign students. Living in these dormitories is a great way to make friends from all over the world. In every dormitory there is staff present 24 hours a day in order to help and support, should there be any problems. At the moment, we have three dormitory buildings for foreign students with a total of 266 rooms. In each room there is a small entry corridor with two wardrobes on one side and the door to the bathroom on the other side. The room itself is about 45 square meters. Each room is equipped with two beds, two wardrobes, two desks and chairs and two side tables. Each room has at least one big window. In addition, central heating is provided by a radiator in winter, and the rooms have individually controlled air conditioners for the summer heat. Moreover, every room has internet connection.