Founded in 1933, Kunming Medical University (KMU) is the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan and leads the way in medical education, scientific research, medical services and social service. Kunming Medical University now consists of 17 schools and offers 24 undergraduate programs, 48 graduate programs, and 18 doctoral programs. In September 2015, there are over 13,276 students, of which 2,489 graduate students. There are also more than 480 international students from 22 countries. Among them, there are 468 Degree-Seeking students.
Today the University has 1055 full-time faculties, of whom 153 are professors and 372 are associate professors. KMU has over 60 foreign scholars as honorary professor and guest professor. At present, Kunming Medical University has 1 national laboratory, 5 provincial key laboratories, 1 provincial engineering research center, 10 Academician workstations, 3 provincial International Science and technology cooperation base, 1 provincialstrategic alliance for technology innovation of animal industry experiment.
KMU has 12 affiliated hospitals, 9 teaching hospitals, 38 practice hospitals, 17 teaching bases for Communities practice, 9 forensic medicine sites, 9 preventive medicine practice sites, 4 pharmaceutical practice sites, and 2 optical practice sites. All of this provides KMU students with a stable study and practical environment.
With a collection of nearly 1.5 million books, the university library has been designated as Yunnan's Central Sharing Library Network of National Literature. It is also a First-class Repository for China's Medical and Academic Literature.
Kunming Medical University has made remarkable achievements in the area of international exchange and cooperation. It has launched inter-institutional academic partnerships and exchange programs with more than 100 medical schools and institutions in more than 30 countries worldwide, such as France, the U.S.A, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. It also conferred the titles of honorary professor and guest professor to more than 60 famouse foreign scholars. Since 1998, KMU has recruited and trained graduate students, undergraduate students, advanced medical students and Chinese language students from 30 countries and regions.