Founded in 1946 as a medical college, Liaoning Medical University (LMU) has developed into a comprehensive university with medicine as its key discipline. It is located in the coastal city of Jinzhou in Liaoning Province, five hours east of Beijing.
The campus covers 1,140,000 square meters and lies in the north of the city. Six kinds of education are offered in LMU: general high education, state-owned privately run education, adult education, vocational education, online education and international students` education.
The university enrolls undergraduate, graduate and master as well as postgraduate students. There are 16 teaching departments, 98 teaching offices, 56 teaching laboratories, 8 affiliated comprehensive hospitals and 169 bases for teaching and practice.
Among the faculty members there are 823 full-time teachers, 74 of whom have been granted a doctoral degree, 533 associate professors and 219 professors and chief doctors. 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.
The total number of students has amounted to 13,806 of which 190 are international students, all of whom are currently studying in the undergraduate program taught in English. Furthermore, the university is actively involved in international academic exchange activities with universities abroad, such as the University of Glasgow and regularly exchanges scholars and specialists to give lectures. About 120 teachers have been sent to more than 20 countries to study and involve in research.