Wenzhou Medical University is a multi-disciplinary university under the administration of Department of Education of Zhejiang Province. It has 3 campuses, covering a total area of 800,000 meters; the main campus is located at Chashan University Town of Wenzhou.
The history of Wenzhou Medical University can be traced back to Zhejiang Specialized Medical School, which was established in Hangzhou in 1912. In August 1958, part of Zhejiang Medical College was moved from Hangzhou to Wenzhou and began recruiting 5-year fulltime program students, hence the name Wenzhou Medical College (WMC) which was upgraded to Wenzhou Medical University (WMU or WZMU) in 2013.
At present, all the faculty and staff are striving to attain the goal of becoming a high quality university that will enjoy high prestige for its own features and excellent academic performance, focused on the undergraduate education while actively developing graduate studies, with medical programs as its core harmonized by multi-disciplinary areas adapting to regional needs.
Wenzhou Medical University is located in Wenzhou which is sprawled along the coast in southeastern Zhejiang Province, the city of Wenzhou is the economic, cultural, and communications center in southern Zhejiang. It has been a principal trading port in China since the Tang Dynasty and is a renowned hometown of many outstanding overseas Chinese. The city is famous for its commerce, handicrafts, and arts and crafts. The numerous scenic spots and places of historic interest make the city a tourist center in southern Zhejiang. Two of the remarkable scenic spots around Wenzhou are the Yandang Mountain and the Nanxi River.