Nanjing Medical University was founded in 1934 as Jiangsu Provincial College of Health Policy and Management. In 1993, it was renamed Nanjing Medical University. It is one of the key universities sponsored by Jiangsu Province.
The university has two campuses, Wutai and Jiangning. Wutai Campus, located at the south foot of Wutai Hill in Gulou District, Nanjing, has a land area of eight hectares and is a center of clinical teaching and research. Jiangning Campus, located in the university town in Jiangning, Nanjing, has a land area of eighty-seven hectares and is a center of teaching and research.
The university consists of seventeen schools and one independent school (Kangda School). It has twenty-three affiliated hospitals and more than fifty teaching hospitals in Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Shandong Provinces. Presently the university has more than fifteen hundred employees, including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one “Chang Jiang Scholar” Distinguished Visiting Professor, two recruited global experts from the National “Thousand Talent” Program, six winners of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, one winner of the National Award for Distinguished Teachers, five winners of the funds from New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, nine Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professors, three “State-Level Teaching Teams”, and one “Innovation Team” from the Ministry of Education.
The disciplines of clinical medicine andpharmacology and toxicology rank globally in the top one percent. The university has seventeen undergraduate programs, two six-year dual bachelor’s degree programs, and five seven-year programs. Currently it has more than 13,000 students. The university has formed a comprehensive and multi-level educational system that covers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as post-doctoral training, for full-time students, adults, and international students.
Nanjing Medical University Library was established in 1934. It is the medical literature center of Jiangsu Academic Library & Information System, member library of China Academic Library & Information System, Jiangsu Engineering Technology Literature Information Center and Jiangsu Medical and Health Center and Grand 1 Station of Chinese Academic Periodical Literature and Information Retrieval. The library has approximately the gross area of 25,000 m2 and more than 2000 reading seats distributed in Wutai and Jiangning campus. Under the service mode: integration of retrieval、read、borrow and preservation, the library is opened for 93 hours per week and 24 hours per day 7 days per week of online resources. Besides borrowing, the library also provides following services: document delivery, novelty search, citation search, special topic retrieval and retrieval course & training.
Nanjing Medical University Library’s collection is emphasized on preclinical medical, clinical medicine, stomatology, preventive medicine, biology, and pharmacy, taking maths, physics, chemistry, computer, management, social science and literature as supplement. It currently has 910,000 printed resources, 52 databases, 720,000 e-books and 38,000 full text e-journals.
With the service philosophy “reader-oriented” and direction for digital library construction, the library is playing a unique role in scientific research, culture communication and social service of Nanjing Medical University.