Foreign Aid Training Programs at SMU
Since 1999, our university has undertaken the foreign aid training programs. As one of the 10 Educational Foreign Aid Bases designated by the Ministry of Education and a backbone unit for organizing training programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, up to present, the university has trained 2029 foreign medical officials and professionals from 101 foreign countries and regions during the past 89 training programs. The amount of our university’s foreign aid training programs accounted over 80% among the Guangdong Province.
The trainees are from 30 different Asian countries, 9 European countries, 8 American countries, 50 African countries and 4 Oceania countries, and our training courses are mainly on 28 themes, for example, medical institutions management, hospital management, high-tech medicine, medical technique and medical equipment, healthcare management, tropical medicine, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, minimally invasive surgical technology and medical imaging technology, etc. The teaching languages of these training are mainly in English, French, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese.
In 2015, our university organized the foreign-aid academic degree program “Master of Public Health 2015-2017”（MPH）for the first time, which is a 2-academic-year program in English medium and enrolled 25 medical officials from 10 different countries.
The foreign officials spoke highly of our training programs. From 2013 to 2015, in these three successive years, all our training programs’ trainee evaluation average score is over 95. Among which, the training programs’ trainee evaluation of the 2013 training course on medical skills and medical equipment application for Burundi ranked Number One in China. The results from the 2014 training course on medical equipment research and maintenance for French-speaking countries in Africa was highly remarkable according to the Algeria ministry of health. While on the other hand, the 2015 training course on intensive care technology for developing countries gained a high remark from the economic and commercial counselor's office of the Chinese Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda.
After undertaking the foreign aid training programs, not only the university’s bilingual education was promoted, the campus’ international culture was activated, and the university’s international reputation and influence was enlarged, we also established the friendship and exchange between china and foreign countries in terms of promotion and a good platform for some domestic medical service companies to do business internationally.
List of training themes and teaching languages:
The trainees are from the following countries:
Asia: Afghanistan, Oman, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Palestine, D.P.R.Korea, East Timor, the Philippines, Georgia, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Syria, Jordan, Indonesia, Yemen, Vietnam, Armenia, India and Iraq.
Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania, Moldova, Serbia and Hungary.
America: Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Dominic, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica and Chile.
Africa: Egypt, Angola, Ethiopia, Algeria, Benin, Burundi, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Eritrea, Cape Verde, Congo (cloth), Congo (gold), Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Djibouti, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, the Lesotho, Rwanda, Morocco, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Niger, Namibia, South Sudan, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sudan, SAO tome and Principe, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Chad and central Africa.
Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Micronesia and Samoa.