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Wenzhou Medical College

    Wenzhou Medical College, designated as a key university in Zhejiang, is an institution of higher learning under the leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Government. Its history can be traced back to Zhejiang Specialized Medical School established in Hangzhou in 1912, named “Zhejiang Second Medical College” at that time. In August 1958, part of Zhejiang Medical College was moved from Hangzhou to Wenzhou and began recruiting 5-year fulltime program students, hence the name Wenzhou Medical College (WMC).

    WMC now offers 3 doctorate programs, 27 master programs, 26 bachelor programs and 1 7-year program leading to Master’s degree, involving medicine, science, administration, laws, engineering, arts and education. The program of Ophthalmology & Optometry, a creation combines Ophthalmology and Optometry into one program, is the most well-known key discipline among all the 17 provincial key disciplines in WMC.

    WMC now has a total enrollment of over 11900 undergraduates and more than 600 postgraduates. It has over 800 professional staff among which some excellent ones are honorably put on the list of Talent Incubation Project, a governmental program aimed at training high-level professional manpower to implement the national strategy for social and economic development in the new century.
    WMC is composed of three campuses, located respectively at Chashan, Xueyuan Road and Xiushan , covering an area of about 73 ha. (=1,100 mu) with a floor space of 460,000㎡. The college library has a collection of about 760,000 books and 1,189 categories of magazines and periodicals in Chinese or in foreign languages. Academic journals published and issued by WMC are Journal of Wenzhou Medical College, Chinese Journal of Optometry & Ophthalmology, Journal of Hepatopancreatobilliary Surgery, Zhejiang Traumatic Surgery and Laboratory Medical Education, of which the former 3 have been selected into “core scientific journals of China”. WMC has 10 affiliated hospitals with a total of nearly 7,000 beds.
    At present, all the faculty and staff are striving to attain the goal of becoming a high quality university that will enjoy high prestige for its own features and excellent academic performance, focused on the undergraduate education while actively developing graduate studies, with medical programs as its core harmonized by multi-disciplinary areas adapting to regional needs.
International Cooperation
    Active in international cooperation in recent years, Wenzhou Medical College has established friendly cooperative relationships with 44 universities and institutions in North America, Europe, Asia (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) etc, making joint efforts in carrying out cooperation programs in various forms, such as joint PhD programs, students and scholar exchanges and joint research activities.
North America USA:New England College of Optometry, Pacific University, Ohio State University, State University of New York State College of Optometry, University of California Davis Campus, Loma Linda University, Idaho State University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, The Rockefeller University, The University of Houston, Oregon State University, Louisiana State University, University of Washington, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston University, New York Medical College, Special Olympics International, Dreyfus Health Foundation;
Canada:University of Saskatchewan, The University of Ottawa
Europe UK:King’s College;Austria:The Medical University of Graz, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences;France:University of Bourgogne,University Claude Bernard Lyon 1;Belgium:University of Liege;Hungary:The University of Pecs
Oceania Australia:The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, Deakin University
Asia Japan:Miyazaki University, Fuji Tokoha University, Kumamoto University, Kochi University, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Science;Tailand:Burapha University, National Science Museum;India:Aravind Eye Cares System
HK, TW & Macau Taiwan:Chung Shan Medical University;HK:The Hongkong Polytechnic University

International Cooperation Programs

Joint program for Doctorate of Optometry with New England College of Optometry, USA. 10 graduates from WMC have been conferred doctor’s degree in Optometry since 2000.

Cooperation with the Medical University of Graz, Austria, and carried out exchange students program

Academic exchange in marine science, and co-construction of Confucius Center with Burapha University, Thailand

Cooperation and exchange in scientific research, exhibition and education with National Science Museum, Thailand

Cooperation with Pacific University, U.S.A., in student exchange, visiting scholar, Trans-Pacific Interactive Classroom, etc.

Cooperation with Fuji Tokoha University, Japan in education and faculty training

Cooperation with SUNY State College of Optometry, U.S.A., in Ophthalmology and Optometry and joint research

Cooperation with Kumamoto University, Japan in education and research

The 1st Special Olympic Sports Health Center co-established by WMC and Special Olympic International

International Conferences and Seminars

    Wenzhou Medical College have hosted and organized a variety of international academic seminars and conference in recent years, including “International Symposium of Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (2008)”, “Wenzhou Watershed Science and Environmental Ecology Symposium(2008)”, “International Conference for the Basis and Clinic of Pain (2006)”, “International Conference on Mitochondrial Biomedicine Chinese MiT’ 2006: Mitochondria and Health ”, “International Symposium of Nurses’ Role in Advance Practice (2006)”, “International Symposium on Myopia and Vision Science(2006)”, “China International Conference on Ophthalmology and Optometry(2001)”.

Lectures by Foreign Experts'
    Wenzhou Medical College has invited a number of foreign experts to give lectures and supervise scientific research at WMC, some of whom are granted with “Foreign Expert Awards” by state, provincial or municipal government.


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