Established in 1956, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) was one of the first four TCM colleges across China. It is also the exclusive leading medical college in Shanghai Municipal institutions of higher learning. In 1985, the Shanghai Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine was founded. At present, the University and the Academy are regulated under the same roof.

Ever since its establishment, the SHUTCM has been committed to the philosophy of pursuing ‘excellence rather than size, distinctiveness rather than inclusiveness and use rather than fame’. The past five decades have witnessed its equal emphasis on education, distinction, and openness. The SHUTCM recognizes its role in inheritance and further development of Chinese medicine and firmly believes Chinese medicine can promote the health of population worldwide.

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Shanghai Summer Course 2022 (Online TCM Program) at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM)

The Theme of the Program: A Miraculous Journey to Explore Traditional Chinese Medicine

Program description: Chinese medicine has long been considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. It has done a great contribution to the survival and health maintenance of Chinese people through thousands of years. Today it is still playing a distinctive role in the health care system. It has been increasingly recognized for its natural, holistic concept and clinical effects. This program was initiated in 2012 and has been held every summer ever since. Through lectures, cultural experience and field visits, this program will enable students from different countries, cultures, and educational backgrounds to get to know the city of Shanghai, Chinese culture and Chinese medicine.  

Overview: Course lectures in this program will provide a systematic introduction to TCM, including basic TCM theory, TCM diagnostic techniques, an overview of meridians and acupoints, commonly used Chinese herbs, and clinical applications of acupuncture and Tuina. In addition to learning theoretical knowledge, students will have the opportunity to visit the campus of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the affiliated hospitals, and the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine to learn about the clinical applications of TCM, acupuncture, moxibustion, and Tuina.

Their program also helps students learn practical Chinese for everyday life, as well as a variety of activities to experience Chinese cultures, such as learning about traditional Chinese festivals and other interesting activities. Students also can experience the charm of Shanghai, a cosmopolitan city with a multicultural atmosphere via live streaming.

Type of class: online experience & online live class

Time: 2022-06-13 (Monday) —2022-07-08(Friday) (4 weeks)

Total hours and arrangement: A total of 120 hours from Monday through Friday (Morning: 9:00-11:00; Afternoon: 14:00-16:00-Beijing Time/GMT+8).

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📖Program Curriculum

Traditional Chinese Culture and Medicine
Recognition of Nature in Ancient China
Recognition of Human Body in Chinese Medicine
Recognition of Diseases in Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine Diagnostic
Recognition of Chinese Pharmacology
Amazing Meridians & Acupoints
Application of Acupuncture in Modern Life
Application of Tuina in Modern Life
Health Preserving of TCM
A Perfect Combination of Food and Drug: Herbal Diet Therapy

Experience of Chinese Culture:
Experience of Tai-chi
Experience of Chinese
Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture

Experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Virtual tour: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Virtual tour: Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Virtual tour: Hospitals

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🏫About Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM)

From its founding, the SHUTCM has been home to numerous alumni, who have been empowered by their education and have developed a great career. Some of them are well-known physicians, some of them are distinguished researchers and some of them are working in community healthcare services. Thanks to the defining education feature of ‘inheritance are the root and innovation is the soul’, the University has achieved a great deal in both education and research over the recent years.

The University offers doctorate degree programs in all Chinese medical disciplines. According to the latest data released by ESI (Essential Science Indicator), three disciplines of SHUTCM have entered into ESI global discipline ranking top 1%. Spearheaded by Prof. Chen Kaixian (academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Prof. HU Zhibi (academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering), the University has chief scientists of the National Basic Research Program (also known as 973 program), scholars of One Thousand Talents Scheme, the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of China and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Just like the saying goes, ‘the root of virtue lies in education and the root of education lies in teachers’; the SHUTCM has always drawn the most original faculty, who work together in an interactive and genuinely multidisciplinary atmosphere.

Among the well-structured and high-quality staff, there are about 4,500 teaching and administrative staff in the University, nearly 750 of them have high-rank professional titles including one academician from China Engineering Academy, famous national TCM doctors, and leaders of the state-level key subjects of science. By focusing on cultivating and attracting talents from both home and abroad, the University has a good academic environment for both study and research. And International Education College will recruit talents for the high-level and high-quality teaching staff as well.

About Shanghai

Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China. Also, it is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country.

In addition to its modernization, the city’s multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city’s culture, making a visitor’s stay memorable.

Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains, and buses make one’s travel a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that does happen occasionally, the convenient taxis, buses, metro trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.


The 35-hectare campus of SHUTCM is located in Research and Education Section, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area. The campus is beautiful and equipped with state-of-the-art teaching facilities. The University is now a key part of ‘Zhangjiang Pharmaceutical Valley’ in the strategic initiative of building Shanghai as an innovative city.

In order to create good accommodation, the school provides inner school dormitories that mainly include student apartments at building 3/4 and 18/22, No. 280, Huatuo Road (Zhangjiang Campus, main campus); student apartments at No. 650, South Wanping Road (Xuhui Campus, old campus, close to Longhua Hospital).  Double rooms are intended only for two people. In addition, the school allows students to rent rooms in the communities outside campus under the premise of ensuring safety.


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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$0 USD

Tuition fee:

9,000 CNY in total

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