Chronicle of Events of International Medical School

YEAREVENT
1997International Medical School was founded, 12 international students as the first batch of overseas undergraduates taught in English were admitted into this school
2003The overseas alumni association of TMU’s international students was established, currently there are more than 1500 overseas members
2006Honored with “Advanced Unit” of Tianjin for International Student Education and its management
2006Became one of the two Chinese universities recognized by Sri Lankan Medical Council for undergraduate education ( the other one is Hong Kong University)
2007Became one of the 30 Chinese universities whose degree was recognized by Indian Medical Council
2007Honored with “ Advanced Unit” of Tianjin in its educational system
2007Ms. Junfang Zhang, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipal Government, met with the Chairman of Sri Lankan Medical Council during his visit to our university
2007The first accreditation system for teachers teaching in English was established at TMU
2008The intelligent complex building for International Education was completed with 31000 square meters
2008Mr. Xianglong Dai, Mayor of Tianjin Municipal Government, met with Sri Lankan ambassador to China during his visit to our university
2008Government leaders, including Mr. Qidi Wu, member of Standing Committee of the People's Congress of China and former Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, Ms. Xiuqin Zhang, Director-General of Department of International Exchange & Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Ms. Junfang Zhang, Vice Mayor of Tianjin, came to our university to attend the openning ceremony of the international student complex building
2009The project of “Establishment and Practice of Quality Guarantee System for Teaching International Students Clinical Medicine in English ” conducted and completed by us was honored with the first prize of the National Teaching Achievement
2009Honored with the title of “National Advanced Unit” of the educational institutions
2009On behalf of the teaching team of “Establishment and Practice of Quality Guarantee System for Teaching International Students Clinical Medicine in English ”, which was honored with the first prize of the National Teaching Achievement. Professor Xishan Hao, the former president of Tianjin Medical University attended the 6th “National Teacher’s Day Celebration and Commendation Meeting for Advanced Unit and Advanced Individual in the National Educational institutions” held in Beijing, and he was received by national leaders, including President Jintao Hu and Premier Jiabao Wen
2009Mr. Gaoli Zhang, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the P. R. China and Secretary of Tianjin Party Committee; Mr. Yuanmin Xing, Chairman of the People's Political Consultative Committee of Tianjin came to our university to inspect on our international education
2009The first Simulation Hospital (17 million Yuan), specially built for our international students was completed at our school and put into use
2010Took lead in establishing the informationized network platform (in English) (www.imstmu.edu.cn) for international students
2010The“Training Centre for Medical Teachers Teaching International Students in English under the Ministry of Education”was established in our university, so far there has been 9 sessions, which trained a total of 371 teachers from 52 universities
2010Mr. Guiren Yuan, Minister of Ministry of Education met with Professor Xishan Hao, former president of our university during the reception for the 60th Anniversary of Chinese International Education; Mr. Ping Hao, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Education attended the opening ceremony for the first session of the“Training Centre for Medical Teachers Teaching International Students in English, the Ministry of Education”at our university
2011The research projects under supervision of well-known professors for international students were carried out at our school.
2011“Student Association of International Medical School and Volunteers Association” were established
2011Mr. Xingguo Huang, Mayor of Tianjin Municipal Government, came to our university to inspect on our International Education
2011Mr. Zhanyuan Du, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Education, came to our university and visited the Simulation Hospital of International Medical School
2012We undertook the construction task of “ Informationized Comprehensive Management System for International Exchange of Tianjin Municipal Education Commission”, a comprehensive investment construction project during the period of 12th “Five-Year-Plan” for the education informationization in Tianjin
2012The “Special Project of New Curriculum System Reform on Clinical Medicine for International Education, Tianjin Medical University” was carried out
2013Signed the agreement with Qinghua Publisher to formally publish and release the whole set of our textbooks (in English) for International Education, and planned to complete the publishing process at the end of 2016 ( 69 textbooks for theoretical  and experimental courses have been compiled by ourselves, most of them have been updated to their 5th editions)
2013The national “ Specialized Committee for Teaching Medicine to International Students in China” was established
2013Selected to be one of the first “Demonstration Bases of International Education in China” approved by Ministry of Education
20136 courses were selected to be “ Tianjin Brand Courses Taught to International Students in English”,  out of which, 5 courses were selected to be the first “ National Brand Courses Taught to International Students in English”
2013“The construction and practice of cultivation system of practical ability of international students majoring in Clinical Medicine in China” conducted and completed by us, was honored with the second prize of Tianjin Teaching Achievement
20147 courses were approved to be “ Brand Courses of Tianjin Taught to International Students in English”
2014Honored with the title of “ Advanced Unit for International Education” by the National International Education Management Society
2014Elected to be the vice president unit of the National International Education Management Society and the vice chairman unit of  Academic Committee
2014The latest editions of A Comprehensive Handbook of International Students, Student Handbook, Mental Health Handbook and Handbook for Managerial Staff of International Students were completed and published
2015Our school and the School of Stomatology collaboratively admitted the first batch of International Undergraduate Students majoring in Stomatology and their first term of study started; The cultivation mode of combining Master’s degree and doctoral degree program started for our International Students
2016Our university passed quality identification of international student education with high performance.
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