Fuzhou, formerly romanized as Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China. Along with the many counties of Ningde, those of Fuzhou are considered to constitute the Mindong (lit. Eastern Fujian) linguistic and cultural area.
Fuzhou lies on the north (left) bank of the estuary of Fujian's largest river, the Min River. All along its northern border lies Ningde, and Ningde's Gutian County lies upriver. Its population was 7,115,370 inhabitants as of the 2010 census, of whom 4,408,076 inhabitants are urban representing around 61.95%, while rural population is at 2,707,294 representing around 38.05%. In 2015, Fuzhou was ranked as the 10th Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in the world by Brookings Institution. Fuzhou is listed as No.20 in China Integrated City Index 2016's total ranking, a study conducted by National Development and Reform Commission.
- Founded in 1958, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (FJTCM) is a key university in Fujian province as well as one of the earliest established TCM universities in China.
- FJUTCM consists of 13 colleges(departments) and 2 research institutes, with 2 specialties (TCM Orthopedics and Traumatology,Clinical Integrative Medicine) for Doctoral candidates, 18 specialties for Master candidates, and 33 specialties for undergraduates.
- FJTCM got "A" level in the undergraduate education evaluation conducted by Ministry of Education both in 2002 and 2007.
- There are 11 ministry-level key disciplines of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 12 province-level key disciplines.
- FJTCM has 8 national top-level laboratories and 2 provincial key laboratories, and successively received more than 360 awards for the scientific achievements, 12 of which are national awards.