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Scottish Universities Pact with Chinese Healthcare Industry

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Published on : Aug 07, 2015

The University of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh have struck an alliance to provide continuing training and clinical education for thousands of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from the alliance of leading healthcare companies in China. This is following an pact signed with the Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healthcare Industry of China (SAMHIC).

The agreement that was signed in Shanghai recently was witnessed by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon whilst on a trade tour to China. He said that Scotland has a world standard higher education system combined with excellent medical institutions in Scotland. He also said to be delighted for the University of Dundee and university of Edinburgh to have tied-up with SAMHIC. 

The new alliance will enable medical professionals from Scotland and China to devise a first-rate program of training, education, and research, the Minister added.

SAMHIC, which is an alliance of 20 influential enterprises in China has operations in more than 2500 hospitals in mainland China. The members of SAMHIC include majorly Chinese insurance companies, digital health technology companies, largest genomics research institute in the world, and International Hospital Group based in the U.K.

The supporters of the initiative include Liu Yonghao, who is the Chairman of New Hope Group, Feng Lun, who is a real estate investor, Chen Dongsheng, who is the founder of Taikang Insurance, and Weng Guoliang, who is the Chairman of Vanhal Group.

The Secretary General of SAMHIC, Dr David Jiang stated that the organization aims to deliver highest standards of patient care and management. He also said to be delighted to partner with the University of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh that are world-class partners for the initiative.

The Secretary General further stated that the members of SAMHIC are highly successful in China that are backed by highly credible businessmen in the country. 

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