About us



Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), formerly Chongqing Medical College, was founded in 1956 by partially relocating Shanghai First Medical College, which is now Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. After over 60-year development, CQMU has grown into a state-funded medical university jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, National Health Commission and Chongqing Municipal Government. CQMU joins the Initiative of Pilot Universities of International Cooperation of Chongqing.

CQMU provides full range of programs from undergraduate to postgraduate. Post-doctoral research is also available.

CQMU has accomplished many research projects of various levels, including some state-level projects supported by the National Basic Research Program (973 Program), National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863 Program) and the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation.

From 2016 to 2020, CQMU had undertaken more than 3200 new scientific programs approved by Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation and other national or provincial departments. The High Intensity Focused Ultrasonic Therapy System (HIFU), initiated by CQMU, is the first Chinese large-scale medical equipment with complete intellectual property rights. HIFU has been put into use in over 50 hospitals around the world, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Argentina etc. In 2020, CQMU successfully developed China's first Diagnostic kit for Novel Coronavirus IgM/IgG Antibody (magnetic particle chemiluminescence method) which was granted the CE Mark Certification in the European Union.

Active in international exchange and cooperation, CQMU has partnerships with universities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. A few of our partner universities include UCL of the United Kingdom, UBC of Canada and Dartmouth College of the United States.

CQMU has been a frontrunner of international education in medicine since 2001. It is recognized as a leading university for international education in China. CQMU is designated by the Ministry of Education as the host university for students fully funded by Chinese Government Scholarships. It is also recognized as the First Batch of Demonstration Bases for Studying in China, awarded the National Advanced Institute for International Education in China and the Pilot University of International Exchange and Cooperation in Chongqing. The university also operates the National Base for Social Practice and Cultural Experience for International Students.


0.37km2 Yuanjiagang Campus
1.4km2 Jinyun Campus
33,800m2 Library
6,278,6002 Books


25,671 Total
6,529 Graduate students
18,587 Undergraduate students
555 International students


4 State key discipline

Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics


Infectious Disease


4 First-class discipline (Chongqing Municipality)

Clinical Medicine


Basic Medicine


10 PhD program
23 Master program
36 Bachelor program

Disciplines ranking ESI Top 1% : 6

Clinical Medicine

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Neuroscience & Behavior

Biology & Biochemistry


Molecular Biology & Genetics


Total: Over 3200

High-level talents: Over 50 (including Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, National One Hundred Thousand Talents Expert, "973" chief scientist, winners of the "National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth", winners of the "National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth", Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding National Contributions, "Changjiang Scholars", National Famous Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Ministerial and provincial-level talents: Over 470 (including provincial and ministerial-level young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, Chongqing talents, leaders of Chongqing chief expert studios, academic and technical leaders)

Scientific Research

5 State-level Research Platforms
  1. State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering
  2. National Clinical Research Center for Child Health and Disorders
  3. National Engineering Research Center of Ultrasound Medicine
  4. National Demonstration Base for International Sci-Tech Cooperation in Child Development and Critical Illnesses
  5. Laboratory Animal Center of National Bioindustry Base in Chongqing

Affiliated Hospital

Directly Affiliated hospitals

1. The First Affiliated Hospital

2. The Second Affiliated Hospital

3. Children’s Hospital

4. Stomatological Hospital

5. Yongchuan Hospital

6. University-Town Hospital

7. The Affiliated Rehabilitation Hospital

8. The Third Affiliated Hospital

14,100 Beds in total
12,000,000 Annual outpatient visits
400,000 Annual inpatient visits