Chinese healthcare to benefit from expertise of Scottish universities


STAFF and managers from China’s leading healthcare companies are to receive support and training from two of Scotland’s most prominent universities.

The University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee have signed an agreement with the Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healthcare Industry of China (SAMHIC).


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (centre) with (left to right) Feng Lun, Chairman of SAMHIC; Professor John Connell of the University of Dundee; Weng Guoliang, Executive Chairman of SAMHIC; Professor Jonathan Seckl of the University of Edinburgh


The group consists of 20 influential Chinese enterprises that operates more than 2,500 hospitals in mainland China.

The signing took place in Shanghai and was witnessed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who was heading a Scottish Government trade mission to China.

Commenting on the new partnership, the First Minister said: “We have a world class higher education system paired with excellent medical schools in Scotland and I am delighted that the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee have been able to partner with SAMHIC.

“This new partnership will allow many medical professionals, from both Scotland and China, to develop a first-rate programme of education, training and research.”