Aier School of Ophthalmology, jointly established by Central South University and Aier Eye Hospital Group. This university is among the first group admitted into Project 211, Project 985 and Double First-class University Project. Aier Eye Hospital Group, as the largest eye hospital group and the first IPO listed enterprise in the flied, possesses strong financial strength and rich clinical resources from its over 500 eye hospitals in Asia, North America and Europe.
With inherited historical responsibilities and innovated strategic development, Central South University and Aier Eye Hospital Group established the first ophthalmic college in China with advanced vision, open mind and innovative ideas. Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South University, as the first specialized ophthalmic college in the country, marks as a milestone in the field. The establishment of Aier School is an exploration and practice of cooperation between social capital and high education, which gives a profound impact on the medical education reform in our country.
Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South University is an institution that aims at cultivating advanced ophthalmic talents. We are determined to educate talents of graduate with the enrollment of 30 postgraduates and 10 doctoral students each year. The School is an open platform with resources shared by Central South University and Aier Group. She inherits the spirit and culture of the university while dedicates in innovation at the same time. Adhering to the cooperative principles of co-construction, co-administration, sharing and win-win, she bears a brand new educational philosophy and distinctive education feature, which grants the dean with full responsibility under the authorization of school council sets up by both sides.
In order to improve the technical ability and academic level, Aier incorporates talent training, scientific research and clinical practice into one integrated system where medical treatment, education and research are combined. The establishment of Aier School of Ophthalmology aided on solving the shortage of talents and sergeants, it is a beneficial exploration and innovation of ophthalmology educational reform, and also a significant contribution to medical reform in China. The establishment of the college and the innovative design of its operation management model maximize resources and achieves a seamless connection among clinical teaching, research and academics. It also makes the clinical skills improvement and scientific breakthroughs easier to achieve. The founding of Aier School builds bridges between resources from the government, society, market, industry and cooperators. This innovative system allows Aier School of Ophthalmology and Aier Eye Hospital Group to obtain rich resources in project application, policy support, problem solving and industrial information services, which in return attracts talents and cultivates elites. The School provides an open platform and is dedicated to build a domestic and international leading system in ophthalmology.