In order to optimize the development layout of higher education in Shandong Province, Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government implemented the reform of the integration of science and education, and integrated the resources of Taishan Medical University, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Shandong Provincial Hospital, and Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital to establish Shandong First Medical University. In February 2019, after the approval of the Ministry of Education, Shandong First Medical University (Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences) was officially established.

SDFMU (SAMS) is a key university and the largest medical research institution in Shandong Province. In 2020, it has been selected into the construction of high-level universities in Shandong Province. The university has campuses in Jinan and Tai’an, and research institutes in Jinan, Qingdao and Jining, with a total area of more than 6,000 mu (400 hectares). Its Jinan main campus is located in the heart of Jinan International Medical Science Center, covering an area of 2,600 mu (approximately 173 hectares). Designed to be a green and modern campus, it will offer state-of-the-art facilities to faculty and students. The attractive Tai’an campus, located at the foot of Mount Tai, covers an area of more than 3,000 mu (200 hectares). Zhangqiu biomedical industrial park covers an area of 556.6 mu(37.10 hectares), with a construction area of 97,000 .

SDFMU (SAMS) has 32 teaching institutions, 5 scientific research institutions and 5 teaching auxiliary institutions. There are more than 10,470 faculty and staff including 3,400 senior-level faculty members and researchers. Among them, there are 6 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 3 academicians with double employment). More than 7,000 faculty and staff hold master’s and doctor’s degrees. SDFMU (SAMS) can grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in science and medicine. For its 24,718 students, SDFMU (SAMS) offers 48 undergraduate programs, among which, 4 national first-class undergraduate programs and 17 provincial first-class undergraduate programs. SDFMU (SAMS) offers 67 master’s programs, and 1 doctoral program as well. Clinical medicine, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, chemistry, neuroscience and behavioral science are ranked top 1% by Essential Science Indicators (ESI). One discipline has been selected into the construction program of the “peak discipline” of the high-level discipline in Shandong Province.

SDFMU (SAMS) has established more than 50 advanced high-quality research platforms, including State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, National Health Commission Key Laboratory, and Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory etc. In the past five years, SDFMU (SAMS) has won 3 second prizes in the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 second prize in the National Natural Science Award, 1 Science and Technology Progress Awards from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, and 2 top prizes and 9 first prizes in the Shandong Science and Technology Awards.

SDFMU (SAMS) has 13 directly affiliated hospitals and 22 non-directly affiliated hospitals, including 18 Grade III Level A general hospitals and 8 Grade III Level A specialty hospitals. There are 16 national key clinical specialties and 7 national drug clinical trial institutions. Shandong was the first province in the country to largely eliminate major infectious diseases, such as kala-azar, filariasis, malaria, and leprosy, that had seriously endangered the health of its people. At present, it guides the province to carry out the control and prevention of occupational diseases, skin diseases, parasitic diseases, radiation, blindness, and rare diseases. Besides, SDFMU (SAMS) has a WHO Cooperation Center.

As one of the first universities issuing Shandong provincial government scholarships to foreign students, SDFMU (SAMS) has enrolled undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 20 countries and regions since 2004. It has established collaborations with universities and medical institutions in more than 30 countries and regions, including UK, US, Australia, Russia. Six foreign experts of SDFMU (SAMS) won the Qilu Friendship Award.

With the goal of building a leading applied research-oriented first-class university in China and with important influence in the world, SDFMU (SAMS) will continuously enhance its strength in personnel training, scientific and technological innovation, achievement transformation, medical and health services, help the major project of transforming the old and new kinetic energy and the development of medical and health industry, and give full play to its role in the diagnosis and treatment of major and difficult diseases, medical assistance, international medical service and industry university research cooperation. SDFMU (SAMS) will make new and greater contributions to the higher medical education and medical science of the whole province and even the whole country.


Copyright: Department of foreign cooperation and exchange, Shandong First Medical University (Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences)