To achieve our ambition to become a world-class university hospital, RHWU established International Affairs Office, originally named Foreign Affairs Office, in 1989, and has broadened its international presence to include relationships with hospitals and other health care-related institutions in the world, by conducting academic exchanges and cooperation in various fields with world-renowned institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia, appointing overseas experts as visiting professors, holding international conferences, and coordinating international student and scholar programs.
RHWU is establishing its international profile rapidly. Since 1992, we have received more than 4,000 visitors from 17 countries and regions, and have sent over 3,000 healthcare professionals of RHWU abroad for advanced studies, academic visits or joint trainings. As of 2012, 37 distinguished overseas experts have been invited as visiting professors, guest professors or honorary professors. PKUPH has so far attracted approximately 200 international students from UK, Canada, India, Thailand, Somalia, Kenya and the US to join the International Clerkship Program and Internship Program.