The Government signed an agreement with the Beijing government to boost its creation in Catalonia
The Beijing government has chosen Catalonia to create the first center of traditional Chinese medicine outside Asia. The Generalitat signed on January 27 an agreement with a consortium of Chinese companies and research centers and hospitals, the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, led by the Beijing government to boost the creation of this center, which would be Europe’s largest of its kind.
Company sources and Knowledge Department report that the downtown location is still unknown. “Barcelona is one of the options, but there are other possible locations. What is certain is that it will be in Catalonia, “say sources of the department.
For its part, the European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who attended the launch of the project last January 28 in the auditorium of Faculty of Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB), said that the center “will or yes in Barcelona city but do not know exactly where, “and involve an investment of” 80 million euros “. Since the Government does not want to talk about figures and say that the project is still “under negotiation”.
The project includes the launch of an official master for physicians interested in traditional Chinese medicine, to be conducted in collaboration between UB and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. This master will the arrival of new students Catalunya internationally, according to the Department of Enterprise and Knowledge directed Jordi Baiget.
The initiative also entail the creation of new lines of research related to this field of medicine, and a cultural center that is responsible for the spread of this discipline as well as the opening of an institute for care and support and recognition use of herbs using traditional Chinese medicine.
The aim is to apply “Western scientific knowledge to validate the principles and applications of traditional Chinese medicine,” according to the Government. “It is very positive news. It’s not only a breakthrough in traditional medicine but also serve to update the regulation is outdated in Spain in this area. Also help to raise awareness of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine to collaborate with the benefit of patients, “they say from the European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The project has received support and advice in the area of attracting foreign investments ACCIÓ and the Ministry of Universities and Research. A delegation from the Chinese consortium with which the agreement has been signed will be installed temporarily at the headquarters of ACCIÓ in Barcelona to find the most suitable location for the new center.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona