Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) is a prestigious university in China under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education and jointly established by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (the former Ministry of Public Health), State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM) and the municipal government of Beijing. Its leading subjects are traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese materia medica. It is the exclusive top university of traditional Chinese medicine listed under the Project 985 and Project 211. Founded in 1956, the university, originally known as Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is one of the earliest established institutions of higher learning of traditional Chinese medicine approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. There are 27,833 registered students at the university. 9,473 are full-time students. Among them 5,985 are undergraduate students, 2,827 are master’s degree students and 661 are PhD students. Postgraduate students account for 36.8% and international students 10.3% of all the students. BUCM consists of the following schools: School of Preclinical Medicine, School of Chinese Materia Medica, School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Humanities, Graduate School, International School, School of Continuing Education, School of Distance Education, and School of Chinese Culture Studies. In addition it has three clinical schools，they are the First School of Clinical Chinese Medicine (Dong Zhi Men Hospital), the Second School of Clinical Chinese Medicine (Dong Fang Hospital), the Third School of Clinical Chinese Medicine (the Third Affiliated Hospital), . Currently, the university offers 11 bachelor’s degree programs across a wide range of subjects including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, TCM Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Public Health Management, Business Management, Information Management and Information System, Nursing, English (Medical Science), and Law (Medicine and Health). BUCM has three post-doc research centers of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese materia medica, and integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine. BUCM sponsors national level academic journals like Journal of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine , Journal of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (Clinical Medicine) , TCM Education , and Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences , all of which are important arenas for academic exchange in TCM area.