Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Viet Nam

TNU University of Medicine and Pharmacy (TNU- UMP) was founded in 1968 as Bac Thai Medical University. Then in 1994, by virtue of the integration law of all universities and colleges in the province, it became an official member of Thai Nguyen University. Over 40 years of development with several changes in names, TNU- UMP has grown into a leading medical institution in Vietnam and has made a great impact on health and overall well-being of the people of Thai Nguyen and all of the Northern provinces.

With enrollment scale/ year of 1500 undergraduate and 300 post-graduate students, TNU- UMP is currently offering 5 undergraduate disciplines, 2 doctorate disciplines, 4 master disciplines, 3 disciplines in Specialist doctor II, 13 disciplines in Specialist Doctor I, and 2 disciplines in resident doctor of medicine. In order to meet the demand for technicians, the university has also offered 3-year training program on food sanitation and school healthcare.

To date, the university has trained over 15,000 general medical doctors, 400 pharmacists, 300 nurses with the degree of bachelor of nursing, thousands of 1st and 2nd degree health specialists, and over 200 PhD holders and Masters of Science in medicine.

In 2012-2013 academic years, the school has implemented three Ministry-level projects, 6 provincial-level topics, 26 university-level topics and 128 school-level projects. The school also transfers ​​technology with practical significance for Bac Kan, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen provinces. The school’s faculty members also had numerous articles published in research journals, including 15 international papers and 170 domestic articles.

The university has signed 12 memoranda and has maintained good relationships with many universities around the world such as Kunming Medical University (China), Burapha, Naresuan (Thailand), Zhusen (Taiwan), Maastricht (Netherlands) and the other schools in Japan, Australia, Canada and the U.S. to develop exchange programs, staff and students. At the same time the school has implemented 15 international projects aiming at improving the quality of education and health care for the people.

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