Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, founded in 1956, is one of the firstly established four Colleges and Universities of Tradition Chinese Medicine after the People's Republic of China has founded. The University is located in Scientific Research and Education Zone, ZhangJiang High-tech Park, Pudong New Area. The campus which occupies 2775 units of area has beautiful environment and complete instructional facilities such as teaching buildings, experiment buildings, library building, administration building, external affairs building, gymnasium and museum. Presently, the number of students in the university is 7,301, including 507 students for doctoral programs, 1,942 students for master's programs, 3,574 students for undergraduate programs or higher vocational education, 194 students for continuing education, 1502 long-term students abroad and 1243 short-term international students study in there.
The university has established cooperation with 14 countries and areas. More than 1243 short-term students from over 30 countries and areas such as Japan, Korea, Russia, France, England, America, Germany and Italy come to the university per year. For nearly 50 years since the foundation, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has trained all kinds and grades of people with Traditional Chinese Medicine abilities for our country. The school fellows now are in over 60 countries and areas. The university has more than 700 specialists and professors, including 1 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and many leaders of state key academic disciplines and famous herbalist doctors. The University now has 17 secondary schools and departments, 3 directly subordinate 3A hospitals, Shuguang Hospital, Longhua Hospital and Yueyang Hospital, 2 indirectly subordinate hospitals, Putuo Hospital and Shanghai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 13 subordinate or joint academies, 8 research centers and 1 union of medicine, instruction and research combined of 17 institutions of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has 3 bases of Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Base of Wushu Training for University Students, Base of Cultural Education for University Students and National Base of Science Elements Research and Instructional Specialists Training. The 3 doctoral programs accredited by Level I academic disciplines, i.e. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials and Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine are also research stations that offer postdoctoral programs. The University has 15doctoral programs accredited by Level II academic disciplines, 30 master programs, 30 undergraduate and junior undergraduate programs and 9 academic disciplines of continuing education.
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shanghai Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is one of the seven academies of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China share the same ground and stuff. The university now has 3 key academic disciplines of Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, i.e. Surgery of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials and Internal Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, 4 key academic disciplines construction units of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People's Republic of China, 7 Shanghai key academic disciplines, 2 Shanghai E- Academies of universities, 3 key academic disciplines of Shanghai Education Committee 4th phase key academic disciplines, 1 Shanghai key laboratory and 14 third-class laboratories. The university now is striving for the aim that to be a high level, investigative-oriented and external-oriented university.