Xiamen University China at a Glance

2017-05-25

AT A GLANCE

Since its founding, in 1921, Xiamen University has produced more than 300,000 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.

SCOPE

Xiamen University has 28 schools containing 76 departments and 14 research institutes.

DEGREES

The university offers 31 doctoral degrees in first-class disciplines, and 50 Master degrees in first-class disciplines. It offers 90 undergraduate programs, 279 graduate programs, and 187 Ph.D programs in total.

Xiamen University has 2,718 full-time faculty and professional researchers, including 1,826 professors and associate professors of whom 21 are academicians of CAS and CAE.

The university now has a total enrolment of over 40,000 full-time students on campus, including 19,782 undergraduates, 16,390 master’s degree students, and 3,229 doctoral students. There are over 3,000 international students.

From 2011 to 2015, XMU students and faculty have published over 50 research reports in international top journals such as Science, Nature and Cell and their sub journals. In 2016, 306 and 31 research projects at Xiamen University have been funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Social Science Foundation of China respectively. 

Southeast Asian studies, Taiwan studies, Higher Education research, Economic studies, and Accounting studies are highly ranked programs in China.

GLOBAL REACH

Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 300 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 16 Confucius Institutes with universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

MASS and CONNECTIVITY

Xiamen University has a constructed area of 1.4 million square meters and its libraries hold 10.7 million volumes (including 5.6 million item equivalent e-books & e-journals). 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 March, 2017)

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