The foreign affairs & Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan affairs of our school are managed by Foreign Affairs Department and are directly in the charge of president of the university. The Foreign Affairs Department was formed in March 1980, from the merger of Overseas Students Affairs Office and Foreign Affairs Office. On June 1991, China Guangzhou International Training Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in our university. It was affiliated to Foreign Affairs Department and changed its name to International College in 1997. Now, International College has six section offices including Foreign Affairs Office, Foreign Student Affairs Office, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Student Affairs Office, International College Office, Teaching and Research Office and Life Management Office.
With the expanding impact of China’s Opening to the Outside World and the growing influence of Chinese Medicine in foreign countries and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, friendly exchanges between our university and CM organizations abroad become frequently. Our university has established cooperative relationship with CM organizations in more than 50 countries and regions including Japan, Australia, U.S.A, U.K., Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc. From January 2001 to March 2006, the total number of visitors was 2,970 from 27 countries and regions including Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, U.S.A, Canada, Columbia, France, Italy, South Africa, Liberia, Malta, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc. Between 2001 and 2005, our university had sent 645 staff to other countries for visiting, academic exchanging, lecturing, project cooperation and international conference. From July 2001 until now，it has trained 523 qualified CM professionals for 35 countries and regions. By the end of June 2006, our university had hold 378 short-term Chinese Medicine education training and received over 5,000 CM learners from more than 50 countries and regions.