SCM at a Glance
Pioneer and Leader in Chinese medicine
- First School of Chinese Medicine offering full-time UGC-funded programmes in Hong Kong, established in 1999.
- Offers Hong Kong's first and only UGC-funded Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science double degree programme (BCM), launched in 1998.
- Launched in 2001 and runs Hong Kong's first and only UGC-funded Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine programme (BPharm).
- Boasts first purpose-built school of Chinese medicine building with herbal garden, first and only Chinese medicine museum, Chinese medicines centre and Chinese medicine library in a Hong Kong university.
- Key player in education, research and healthcare services in Chinese medicine in Hong Kong and beyond.
- Set up in 2011 the biennial Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine carrying a prize award of HK$500,000.
- Set up in 2018 the Hong Kong Baptist University–Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre, the first university-run healthcare centre of its kind in Hong Kong founded on the core concepts of Chinese medicine disease prevention and body constitution.
- HKBU was awarded in 2021 the service deed for the operation of the city's first Chinese medicine hospital, which is to be situated at Pak Shing Kok in Tseung Kwan O, by the HKSAR Government.
- Comprehensive programme profile
- Focus research areas
- Precision medicine and phenomics
- Translational medicine and innovative drug discovery
- Authentication and testing of Chinese medicines
- HKBU interdisciplinary research laboratory
- Robust research at 12 research centres
- Set up 10 joint research establishments in collaboration with universities/research institutes, the University-Enterprise Synergy Innovation Platform and 2 research bases in Shenzhen and Changshu
- Research Assessment Exercise 2020
- 7% of the submissions made by SCM rated four-star (world leading)
- 39% of the submissions rated three-star (internationally excellent)
- 91% of the submissions attained two-star (international standing) or above
- Won 28 research grants totalling HK$31,906,320 in 2020-21.
- Published 181 papers in international SCI journals in 2020-21, with 121 of them published in journals with an impact factor of 5.0 or above.
- Largest network of 17 Chinese medicine clinics among universities in Hong Kong
- 10 clinics operated by SCM (including the Hong Kong Baptist University–Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre)
- 7 clinics operated in collaboration with Hospital Authority and NGOs
- First-rate Chinese medicine specialty services provided by Chinese medicine experts
- Clinical services informed by clinical studies
- Subsidy schemes for underprivileged elderly for attending HKBU Chinese medicine clinics
- Talks and seminars for Chinese medicine practitioners and the public
Last updated: Mar 2022