At a Glance
Since its founding, in 1921, Xiamen University has produced more than 200,000 undergraduates and graduates over 60 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) have studied or worked at Xiamen University. It was the first university in China founded by an overseas Chinese. At present it is the only key comprehensive university directly affiliated with the Education Ministry in any of the five special economic zones and is one of China’s higher-level universities designated for the state key construction of the "211 Project" and the "985 Project
Xiamen University has 27 schools containing 76 departments and 10 research institutes.
It offers 31 doctoral degrees in first-class disciplines, and 50 Master degrees in first-class disciplines, the university offers 83 undergraduate programs, 276 graduate programs, and 187 Ph.D programs.
Xiamen University has 2,678 full-time faculty and professional researchers, including 1,713 professors and associate professors of whom 22 are academicians of CAS and CAE.
The university now has a total enrolment of over 40,000 full-time students on campus, including 19,570 undergraduates, 17,490 master’s degree students, and 2,920 doctoral students. There are over 2,800 international students.
From 2006 to 2010, over 700 research projects at Xiamen University have been funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. 16 research reports were published in international top journals such as Science, Nature, the Lancet, etc.
Southeast Asian studies, Taiwan studies, Higher Education research, economic studies, and accounting studies are highly ranked programs in China.
Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad.
Xiamen University promotes teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China It has co-established 15 Confucius Institutes with universities in North America, Europe, and Africa.
MASS and CONNECTIVITY
Xiamen University has a constructed area of 1.4 million square meters and its libraries hold 4.48 million volumes (including 39,204 gigabytes electronic volumes). The scope and level of its high-speed information network on campus is rated at the top of all universities in China and has become the one of the main injunctions of CERNET2.
Xiamen University is now making great strides towards its goal of "building a high-level university well-known both at home and abroad."
(The data presented above is as of December, 2013)