The government of Hungary has decided to provide funding for the establishment of a department of traditional Chinese medicine at a university in Budapest, local media reported.
“The government is providing 5.9 billion Hungarian forints (18.16 million U.S. dollars) to expand the Faculty of Health Sciences at Semmelweis University to include a department of traditional Chinese medicine,” local news portal Index said.
The government said it will make one billion Hungarian forints available in 2020.
The assets of the new department will be managed by Semmelweis University.
The new department will cover the entire range of healing, research and training activities related to traditional Chinese medicine and will welcome students from across Europe.
Semmelweis University in Budapest has been offering courses in traditional Chinese medicine since 2010.
As we wrote before, Budapest is set to host the first foreign campus of a Chinese university in Eastern Europe, read more here about Fudan University in Budapest.
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This is an excellent initiative.