The Chinese Medicine Centre was established in November 2014 through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Western Sydney University (WSU) and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM).
The MoU was signed in the presence of Australia's head of government and China's head of state. The Centre is a major outcome from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, highlighting the collaboration for promoting traditional Chinese medicine for better health and wellbeing through education, scientific research and culture exchange. The Chinese Medicine collaboration between Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Western Sydney University has been strong for more than a decade and has received substantial support through NICM Health Research Institute, the world-class research institute at Western Sydney University.
The Chinese Medicine Centre is located at the Campbelltown and Westmead campuses of Western Sydney University. The first meeting of the Governing Council of the Chinese Medicine Centre was held on September 26, 2018, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and the President of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. This marks a new stage of development for the Centre after years of work in forging the foundations for collaboration. Supported by the two Universities, industry, and various stakeholders, the Centre serves as a beacon to guide education and research in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with the aim of benefitting local, national, and global communities.
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The Chinese Medicine Centre provides clinical services in traditional Chinese medicine at multiple sites across Sydney. Clinical services are provided by highly trained clinicians from hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. The sites for clinical services are:
The Centre stands as a vibrant hub for cultural exchange, community education and engagement, seeking to benefit Australian society by disseminating the knowledge and culture in Chinese medicine. This pursuit is aimed at increasing awareness, acceptance and understanding of the ancient healing art. By offering a diverse range of programs and initiatives, the Centre functions as a valuable resource for all health disciplines within the university partners, catalysing the formation of strong relationships and productive partnerships.
Engagement activities include:
- Public education materials to inform and educate the community about the benefits of Chinese medicine.
- Evidence-based clinical resources to showcase the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in treating common health conditions, to promote engagement activities and inform policy and practice.
- Public education forums to reach specific population groups in the Sydney area, including high school students, the general public, cancer survivors, and Western medical doctors.
- Public workshops to build local community awareness and capture public interest in Chinese medicine.
Donations to the Chinese Medicine Centre
We welcome funding from individuals and organisations to support the growth of the Chinese Medicine Centre. Your donation and support will promote the further development of the Centre, allowing us to bring Chinese medicine to patients locally and globally. In order to thank you for your generous donation to the development of the Chinese Medicine Centre, we will express our gratitude to you in the following ways.
to thank you for your donation, we will express our gratitude to you in the following ways:
The Chinese Medicine Centre is an important learning and communication platform for both Australia and China and attracts many visitors. We will proudly highlight your generous donation on our Wall of Recognition, where we honour the individuals, businesses and institutions that have been instrumental to the growth of our Centre. You support will be acknowledged by our local and international guests.
The Chinese Medicine Centre will issue a donation certificate signed by the Centre’s Director, the Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and the President of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
The Chinese Medicine Centre will honour each contribution with a special donation ceremony during all of our Centre’s major events. We will extend personalised invitations to ensure our valued donors are welcomed to all our future gatherings and celebrations.