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    Irish Ambassador Visits Chongqing Medical University (CQMU)


    On July 28,H.E. Ann Derwin, the Irish Ambassador to China, Mr. Joseph O'Flaherty, the Ambassador's husband, and Ms. Luo Jiali, the cultural official of the Irish Embassy in China, visited CQMU and its First Affiliated Hospital. Ms. Yang Zhu, Vice President of CQMU, held a meeting with the delegation.

    Vice President Yang briefed Ambassador Ann Derwin about the history and status quo of CQMU.She introduced the advantageous disciplines of the university, especially its four national key disciplines: internal medicine (infectious diseases), pediatrics, neurology, and clinical laboratory diagnostics. She also referred to HIFU technology and its presence in 28 countries. Vice President Yang said that although the university has made great achievements in medical education and personnel training, there is still room for improvement in the research and development fields of pharmaceutical and medical devices. Ireland has world’s leading medicine and medical equipment industry, as well as medical education. Ireland established world's top pharmaceutical personnel training and medical research institutions such as the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). The university looks forward to an opportunity in joint education, academic exchanges and personnel visits with Ireland in the medical field to jointly promote the development of human health.

    Ambassador Ann Derwin spoke highly of CQMU. She introduced the medical education and innovation in Ireland. She referred to Ireland's top medical universities and teaching hospitals such as Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork and University of Galway. With global leading disciplines such as immunology, agricultural science, nanotechnology, microbiology and molecular biology, Ireland now has 95 joint education projects with Chinese universities. Ireland vigorously promotes the innovative development of medical research, but also faces a gap in the supply of medical talents. Therefore, Ireland also hopes to promote the in-depth cooperation with China. The Ambassador said she is willing to recommend CQMU to its Irish counterparts.

    Accompanied by Luo Yong, director of the First Affliated Hospital, the delegation visited the clinical skills training center, skills practicing room, simulated operating room, smart classroom and telemedicine center of the First Affiliated Hospital of CQMU.