It is the vision of the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University to become not only a national medical center in the Belt and Road Initiative of China, but also a globally recognized and influential hospital.  The past decade has witnessed vigorous collaboration and exchange between the hospital and international partners.  Such mutually beneficial partnerships have boosted the development of clinical practices, medical education and scientific research in the hospital.  And the momentum continues.


Facts & Figures

Every year, we host more than 200 international visitors who come to attend conferences, develop research projects, give lectures, perform operations, etc.  Meanwhile, faculties in the hospital go overseas for international conferences, post-doctoral training and other academic exchange for about 400 times a year.  Such frequent exchange generates over 20 joint research projects annually.  In addition, the hospital organizes more than 10 influential international conferences in various fields such as medical education, precision medicine, neurology, nephrology, rehabilitation, Ob & Gyn, etc.


Key international partners:

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • University of Birmingham

  • The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

  • Harvard Medical School

  • University of Calgary

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) & The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (CSHK)

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Lund University, Sweden

  • ……

Delegation led by Mr. Alok Sharma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office visited the hospital on February 13, 2017. This is the highest-level official exchange ever in the hospital, organized by the British Consulate General in Guangzhou.