The Global Health Institute (GHI) was formally established on September 18, 2016. GHI has eight research centers, including Center for Systems Science and Health Big Data, Center for Chronic Diseases Control and Prevention, Center for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Endemic Disease, Center for Nutrition and Food Safety, Center for Aging Health and Geriatrics, China-Australia Joint Research Center for Infectious Diseases, XJTU-UCL Joint Research Center for Molecular Medicine and Endemic Disease, and will develop more centers in the future. Xi’an Jiaotong University established the GHI aiming to help achieve China’s key national development strategies, including China’s National Innovation-driven Development Strategy,“Belt and Road Initiative”, National Health & Wellness Congress and“Healthy China 2030”. GHI will be part of the efforts in the establishment of the iHarbour and the development of Xi’an Jiaotong University becoming a world-class university. GHI benefits from the various strengths of XJTU, including public health, clinical and basic medicine, pharmacy, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, management, humanities, and engineering.
GHI aims to address the major challenges in the global health field, create an international leading global health education scientific research platform, carry out major public health research across the region and across countries, provide scientific basis for global health problem solutions including developing related policies, train health professionals, serve local and national development and provide strong support for achieving national health development strategies and promoting global health. At present, research at GHI is funded by national and international agencies such as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Boston-based China Medical Board (CMB), the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).
The first global health institute in western China leads the interdisciplinary and interregional global health in western China.
Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour (iHarbour)-the first of the 26 institutes planned for the Wisdom Uni-Town.
One of the six institutes planned to be established in the medical innovation harbour medical section.