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Published on : Aug 05, 2015

Two of the most renowned universities of Scotland have entered into an agreement with SAMHIC, the Strategic Alliance for Medical and Healthcare Industry of China training and supporting managers and clinical staff from China’s leading healthcare companies. 
 
University of Dundee and University of Edinburgh, the two Scottish universities, will extend their support in developing first rate education, research, and training programs for medical professionals from both Scotland and China. The agreement was signed in Shanghai in the presence of Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland who was heading a Scottish trade mission to China.  

Commenting on the partnership between Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healthcare Industry of China and the two Scottish universities, the First Minister said that Scotland has a world class higher education system with excellent medical schools. She added that she is delighted that the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh were able to partner with SAMHIC. 

The alliance of SAMHIC includes 20 influential China companies that operate in more than 2,500 hospitals in the country. 

It is being said that a high value networking and study workshop will be hosted in Scotland focusing on integrated care, informatics, and safety. This will allow SAMHIC the opportunity to experience its capabilities as well as develop a broader programme to improve medical care, said Professor Andrew Morris, the Vice Principal for Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. 

The agreement includes training for thousands of health professionals, doctors and nurses and continuing clinical education programs for healthcare professionals. This could be also extended to other work areas of SAMHIC members and would benefit from world renowned medical expertise, experience of large scale medical systems, and the tradition of innovation of Scotland.