Higher Education in China
Kunming Medical University
In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine and this has ever since evolved and grown into Kunming Medical University (KMU) of
today. In 1937, the program was expanded and became known as the School of Medicine
of Yunnan University, formerly known as Donglu University. In 1956, the School became an independent medical education institution, known as Kunming Medical College ever since.
In 1993, Kunming Medical College was listed among the six keys higher education institutions in the province. Since its inception, Kunming Medical University had over 80,000 graduates, and it has established itself as the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan and
led the way in medical education, scientific research and medical services.
The university campus occupies 109 hectares. It has over 15,000 students, of which more
than 2,000 are postgraduate students. The university has 6,750 staff and faculties, and over
1,450 are professors and associate professors.