Xiamen University China at a Glance



Since its founding, in 1921, Xiamen University has produced more than 400,000 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.


Xiamen University has 6 academic divisions consisting of 30 schools and 16 research institutes.


The university offers 36 doctoral degrees in first-class disciplines, and 45 Master degrees in first-class disciplines. It offers 90 undergraduate programs, 279 graduate programs, and 187 Ph.D programs in total.

Xiamen University has 2,777 full-time faculty and professional researchers, including 2,045 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 20,651 undergraduates, 16,712 master’s degree students, and 4,737 doctoral students. There are over 1,208 international students.

In the past 5 years, XMU students and faculty have published over 110 research articles in international top journals such as Science, Nature and Cell and their sub journals. Since 2020, 366 and 80 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.


Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 250 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, Asia and Africa.


Xiamen University has a constructed area of 1.4 million square meters and its libraries hold 13.36 million volumes (including 8.85 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 December, 2020)

Xiamen University China at a GlanceFacts of Xiamen University China
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