Semmelweis University Expands Traditional Chinese Medicine Programme

  • 2 Aug 2017 9:12 AM
Semmelweis University Expands Traditional Chinese Medicine Programme
The Budapest Semmelweis University, Hungary’s oldest medical school, is expanding its traditional Chinese medicine programme, now in its fifth year, daily Magyar Idők said.

Construction of a new wing dedicated to instruction in traditional Chinese medicine was launched in the summer with a 1.4 billion forint (EUR 4.6m) contribution by the government, state secretary Bence Rétvári told the paper.
The investment will also raise the capacity of Semmelweis University’s programme of instruction in English, he added.

Almost one-third of the 10,235 students enrolled at Semmelweis University in the 2016/2017 academic year were foreigners, data from the university show. A little more than half of those students heard lectures in English, but the university also offers instruction in German and Italian, as well as in Hungarian.

The municipal council of Budapest is establishing a traditional Chinese medicine training and research centre which will get government grants of 110 million forints both this year and next, Rétvári said.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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