Collection of traditional Chinese medicine books donated to University of Malta
In a ceremony held at the University of Malta Library, Jiang Jiang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Malta recently donated a number of books to the rector of the University, Professor Alfred J. Vella. These books were received from the Shanghai Municipal Education Committee following the visit to Malta last September.
The collection includes two copies of 35 books about Chinese Traditional Medicine. Also present were University of Malta pro rector for Strategic Planning and Enterprise, Professor Tanya Sammut Bonnici, Library director, Kevin J. Ellul and the president of the Malta-China Friendship Society, Reno Calleja, as well as the director of the University of Malta’s Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Professor Charles Savona Ventura.
The University of Malta offers a course of studies to professionally train healthcare personnel in Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques and help them to attain the high standards of practice required by the World Health Organisation.
The University of Malta course is being managed and taught in collaboration with the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is a centre of excellence in China and one of the first four colleges teaching TCM in China.
In conjunction with the theoretical course, the University has set up a Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic manned by highly professional doctors of the Shanghai University.
These are in Malta to specifically manage the dedicated clinic at the University, sited at Triq lImħallef Paolo Debono, Msida (next to the old entrance gate of the University).
Left to right: Prof. Sammut Bonnici, Prof. Vella, HE Jiang Jiang, Prof. Savona Ventura