Universities to Create Facility to Improve Medical Treatments
Shenzhen University along with the University College of Dublin agreed to co found a Shenzhen-Dublin translational medicine center aims to develop a world class academic facility and database that will hopefully improve medical treatments. The center will be named the creative Institute of Cancer Translational Medicine that focuses on the development of drugs, the study of genetic and molecular diagnosis of cancer and at the same time provides practical experiment to students.
The two universities will jointly cooperate in the scientific research while setting up a creative institute for stem cell and regenerative medicine research, clinical sample database, health science work and clinical laboratory center. The Shenzhen University medical school is the only school in Shenzhen and the youngest medical school. The school invited experienced professors and experts to teach and do research after the school was established three years ago. The school enrolls around 60 students each year and offers full scholarship to the students. Meanwhile the University College of Dublin is the largest and most prestigious university in Ireland that enrolls more than 17,000 under granduates and 1,300 faculty members.
The Shenzhen University medical school also has two affiliated hospitals namely the Shenzhen No. 2 People’s Hospital in Futian and the second affiliated hospital is in Nanshan but is still yet to be constructed.