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         Located in Ganzhou, a famous historical and cultural city in south of Jiangxi province and beside Beijing-Kowloon Railway, Gannan Medical University (GMU) is the only medical university of Bachelor Degree in Jiangxi province. In order to adapt GMU to new situations, further expand scale and fields, improve GMU’s level, study the overseas experience of running a university and intensify the exchange and cooperation with overseas universities, International Education College (IEC) of GMU was founded in March 2005, boasts Foreign Affairs Office, General Office and Division of Academic Affairs and Students’ Affairs, aims at implementing Sino-foreign Cooperation Teaching and Overseas Teaching, recruiting overseas students, managing overseas students’ teaching, accommodation and other business and undertaking the Chinese teaching of overseas students and English nursing major’s management.

 

Ⅰ. Overseas Student Education

IEC inherits the fine traditions and study styles of GMU over the past 70 years, relies on the solid strength and abundant resources, actively implements China guidelines of overseas students’  in new era, adheres to reform and innovation and advances with the times. Over the past years, the level and quality of overseas students work remarkably improves. Since September 2005, full-time students from south Asia and Africa are recruited to study the MBBS. IEC focuses on GMU’s reform and development, implements the policy of “Monitoring Volume, Boosting Quality, Being Scientific, Standardizing Administration “and makes exploration in the management of  overseas students and teaching. GMU boasts sound facilities, invites the foreign medical experienced teachers to teach professional courses and selects excellent experienced Chinese teachers to teach Chinese. In order to encourage the overseas students to study hard, Overseas Students Scholarship of Jiangxi Province is established to grant those who are friendly to China and excellent in study. Besides, IEC is authorized to recruit the students from Hong Kong, Macao and Chinese Taipei. 

 

Ⅱ. English Nursing Education 
      In face of the poor employment circumstances of medical majors, the increasing demand of Australia, USA, UK and Canada for nursing talents and the aging international communities, gerontology and international nursing have become popular majors. Therefore, IEC creatively puts forward to set up new international education pattern and international nursing major is founded with the aim at cultivating the high-quality compound talents who are competent to work in hospitals home and abroad and offers fine overseas opportunities for medical majors’ students to meet the demands of the aged.


    Ⅲ. International Cooperation and Exchange
      Based on Mutual Complementarity, Mutual Development” , GMU actively carries out international cooperation and exchange, comprehensively explores overseas education projects, actively sets up various cooperation with overseas institutes and establishes bilateral cooperation and academic exchange with universities or institutes of USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Korea, India etc.  

Over the past years’ practice, IEC gained precious experience and was praised by the Division of International Cooperation and Exchange of Jiangxi Province. And IEC was jointly awarded as “Advanced Unit for Overseas Students Work of Jiangxi Province” by the Education Department of Jiangxi Province, Overseas Chinese Affairs & Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangxi Province and Public Security Department of Jiangxi Province. 

That Study in China Plan is issued by the Ministry of Education of China offers important policies to guarantee the overseas students’ education and gives new impetus to overseas students’ work. The next period is crucial to IEC and IEC will bridge recruiting overseas students and sending Chinese students abroad, intensify to make construction and intensively improve comprehensive level of managing overseas student teaching with “IEC” characteristics based on the support of GMU. Looking forward to the future, the development of IEC is a long and arduous task. IEC staff will be pragmatic, work hard, actively face the challenges and strive for the future with the aim at “building high level international school”.