Nanjing Medical University was founded in 1934 as Jiangsu Provincial College of Health Policy and Management. In the year of 1957, it moved from Zhenjiang to Nanjing and changed its name to Nanjing Medical College. In 1962, it became one of the first groups of medical colleges in China to offer six-year medical programs, and in 1981, it was approved to award master and doctoral degrees.In 1993, it was renamed as Nanjing Medical University and is one of the key universities sponsored by Jiangsu Province. In September 2015, NMU has been approved to be one of the first groups of medical universities which are co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China and Jiangsu Provincial People’s government.
The university consists of twenty-two schools and one independent school (Kangda School). It has twenty-four affiliated hospitals and more than fifty teaching hospitals in Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Shandong Provinces. Presently the university has more than 1600 employees, including 825 skilled teaching staff, 188 professors, 252 associate professors, 422 doctoral supervisors and 1746 master tutors (includingpeople from the affiliated hospitals). Among them, there is one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one foreign academician of Institute of Medicine at the American National Academy of Sciences, three “Cheung Kong Scholar” Distinguished Visiting Professors, one young scholar of the “Cheung Kong Scholar Incentive Plan”, one leading talent of the “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”, seven recruited global experts from the National “Thousand Talent” Program, seven winners of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, eight winners of the Outstanding Youth Fund, one winner of the National Award for Distinguished Teachers, seven winners of the funds from New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, three “State-Level Teaching Teams”, and one “Innovation Team” from the Ministry of Education. The university is the training base for the High Level Talent Training Plan of Jiangsu Province, which is also known as the “333 Project”. And NMU has been awarded many times by the superiors for the cause of talent-cultivation