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About Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the authority of Ministry of Education in China. The history of the university dates back to 1907 when the German doctor Erich Paulon established the "Tongji German Medical School" in Shanghai. It was officially accepted as a University in 1923 and became a National University in 1927. 

Since its foundation, the University has grown to be recognized, both at home and abroad, as a comprehensive University incorporating its five different schools: The School of Science, the School of Engineering, the Medical School, the School of Liberal Arts and the Law School. Today, Tongji University has more than 20 specialized colleges in total, offering 82 undergraduate programs, 217 Master degree programs, and 89 PhD programs. There are 13 postdoctoral research centers and 10 state key disciplines at the University. 

The University has more than 50000 students enrolled and has about 4200 teaching and research staff, amongst them are 718 professors and researchers. Tongji University has additionally 1499 associate professors and associate researchers.

Tongji University actively promotes international ties to foreign academic institutions and universities and has become an important window for China's international exchange in education, culture, and technology. It has established substantial cooperations with institutions in Germany, France, U.K., USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Austria and South Korea in the fields of education, science, technology and economics. 

Tongji University has 5 separate campuses that are spread throughout the city of Shanghai. Its primary camus, Siping campus, is located in central Shanghai and is home to the Universitie's administrative body and many of the Universities schools, including the School of Medicine.

About the School of Medicine

Medicine is the key discipline of Tongji University. The School of Medicine offers a wide range of degree programs, including the Bachelor of Medicine Program, the Master of Medicine and Science Program, and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Philosophy Program. The school is committed to offer the best medical education in China and its graduates are internationally competitive medical professionals with a global outlook and innovative thinking. 

The school offers a five-year long undergraduate program for the Bachelor of Medicine Degree, a seven-year long graduate program for the Master of Medicine Degree and eight-year long doctoral program for the M.D. degree. Additionally, it offers several programs for medical professional education and many graduate programs for scientific research. Tongji University awards its students with the Bachelor, Master , and Doctoral Degrees in medical sciences. 

The Medical School of Tongji University has five affiliated hospitals, namely the Tongji University Hospital, the Shanghai 10th People's Hospital, the Shanghai East Hospital, the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, and the Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Health Hospital.