Aim and Function

  • The general aim of the CUC is to facilitate the research and development of Chinese medicine, as well as integration with mainstream medicine by promoting exchange and collaboration with China.
  • The general function of the CUC is to provide a platform of convergence and a united body of representation for its members in the pursuit of their projects in terms of international recognition and funding
  • The boundaries of remit of the consortium include high quality academic research, education, clinical practice, and corporate research & development projects as defined by the following specific areas:
    • To participate in the modernisation of TCM and its integration with mainstream medicine;
    • To promote the globalisation of Chinese medicine as a part of the international integration in medicine and healthcare;
    • To co-ordinate and initiate projects of collaboration within the CUC remit;
    • To support the exchange of information and experimental data on the advances in medical integration;
    • To establish academic programmes of education and research in the UK and China on designated topics of mutual interest;
    • To seek and develop business opportunity for collaboration with a view to income generation;
    • To represent the UK in international events, liaison and business within its remit;
    • To collectively seek funding for projects within the CUC memberships;
    • To develop strategy that enhances appraisal and performance.