The Chinese Medicine Centre was established in November 2014 through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Western Sydney University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM).
The MoU was signed in the presence of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Centre is a major outcome from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), 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 (BUCM) 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. It is a landmark collaboration between Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and 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 the 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. The Centre is supported by the Chinese government through the Chinese Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and by the Australian government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of China, as well as both Universities
Education and Training
The Chinese Medicine Centre is a platform for synergy and integration of high-quality educational resources.
The Chinese Medicine Centre is a platform for scientific research aimed at validating and translating TCM in contemporary education, clinical practice and research.
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 is a focus for cultural exchange, community education and engagement to benefit Australian society through transmitting knowledge and culture in traditional Chinese medicine to increase awareness, acceptance and understanding. The Centre is a resource for all health disciplines within the university partners to build strong relationships and productive partnerships.
Engagement activities include:
- Public education materials to inform and educate the community on the benefits of Chinese medicine.
- Evidence-based clinical materials on the effectiveness of Chinese medicine for treatment of common health conditions that promote activity and inform policy and practice.
- Public education forums targeted at local communities in the Sydney area through identifying specific target populations (i.e. high school students, the general public, cancer survivors, and western medical doctors).
- TCM-themed public workshops to build local community awareness and capture public interest.
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 allow Chinese medicine to benefit patients globally and promote further development. 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 showcase your generous donation and introduce the individuals, businesses and institutions that have supported the development of our Centre to our domestic and foreign guests on our Wall of Recognition.
The Chinese Medicine Centre will issue a donation certificate signed by the Center’s Director, the Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and the President of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
A donation ceremony will be held during all the important activities of the Centre. The Chinese Medicine Centre will issue personal invitations to ensure donors are invited to all our future events.