Adult education started in Hunan University of Chinese Medicine in the 1960s. In 1999, the School of Adult Education was set up. Adult education is an important part of the education system of HNUCM.
With the guidance of university policy, the school developed two education forms, which comprises correspondence education and full-time adult education. It is well established in 23 specialties, including Clinical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Tuina, Chinese Orthopedics, Integrated Traditional Chinese & Western Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Marketing and so on.
Since the formation of the school, Adult Education School has enrolled more than seven thousand students. The school has set up teaching stations of correspondence education in many provinces, including Guangdong, Shandong, Jiangxi, Guangxi and so on.
Through the development of five decades, the school has formed an educational structure with many disciplines, combining production, studies and research. The school was awarded the “Excellent School of Adult Education" by the Ministry of Education of Hunan Province.