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Sun Yat-sen University was founded in 1924 by Dr.Sun Yat-sen, a great democratic
revolutionary leader of the 20th Century. It is located in Guangzhou, neighboring
HongKong and Macao. Its original name was Guangdong University. In 1926 it was
renamed Sun Yat-sen University in memory of its founder. Approved by the Central
Government of China, on October 26, 2001, the former Sun Yat-sen University and the
former Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences were merged into a new Sun Yat-
sen University. Sun Yat-sen University is among top ten Universities (out of more than
1000) in China. Sun Yat-sen University is a “211 Project” and “985 Project” University
directly administered by Ministry of Education of China.
The medical school of Sun Yat-sen University (former Sun Yat-sen Medical University)
is A+ graded Medical school among top 4 (out of more than 150 medical schools) in
Before merger Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences used to be one of the 8 key
medical universities, ranking 4th among all 120 medical universities and institutes in
(visit : rank2000.netbig.com/en,click “medicine” of “key universities ranking”)
After merger, Sun Yat-Sen School of Medicine has been graded as A+ and is one of the
top 5 medical institutions in China. (please refer “top 25 chinese colleges in medicine
in 2004″, visit : www.edu.cn/20041125/3122090.shtml)
This is among the highest level of medical institutions in China to teach MBBS in
English medium to overseas students .
It has four Campuses- The Guangzhou North Campus for the students of medical
sciences, The Guangzhou South Campus for the postgraduates of liberal arts and
Sciences and part of the senior students for undergraduate programs, The Guangzhou
East Campus and The Zhuhai Campus for most of the students of undergraduate
programs in the field of liberal arts and science.
Sun Yat-sen University has 8 affiliated hospitals, 6 among them are evaluated by the
State Health Ministry as the first-grade hospitals of China-the First, Second and Third
Affiliated Hospitals, the Ophthamology Hospital, the Oral Cavity and the Oncology
Hospital. They not only offer a high quality service to the society, but also are the
teaching and practicing bases for the medical students.
Situated in the downtown of Guangzhou, the North Campus (Campus for Medical
Sciences) has a total area of 0.39 square km. In 1886, Dr. Sun Yat-sen studied
medicine here. On this campus there are post graduates and senior undergraduates
for medical sciences. The medical school of Sun Yat-sen University (former Sun Yat-
sen University of Medical Sciences), originated from former South China Medical
College, has a history of more than 140 years.
Sun Yat-Sen university Medical School was the first medical school practicing western
medicine in China.
Sun Yat-Sen University Ranked 171st among all the universities in the world.(http:
//www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/worlduniversity- rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html )
The success rate of graduates of this medical school in Nepal Medical Council
Licensing Examination is 100% till date.
About Sun Yat Sen University
Offering Medical Education in China