Xiamen University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China
Found Year: 1921
Address: South Siming Road, Fujian Province, China
Introduction

Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader. It was the first university in China founded by an overseas Chinese. At present it is the only university in any of 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”. Over the past 93 years, as the result of following the school motto: Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection, Xiamen University has accumulated rich experience in offering its educational programs and has presented its distinctive features in running the programs. Equipped with a strong team of faculty and staff, Xiamen University, which provides a fairly complete range of programs of education, has become a first-class comprehensive university in China with extensive international influence. Since its founding, Xiamen University has produced more than 200,000 undergraduates and graduates for the country and 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 a graduate school, 27 schools containing 66 departments and 10 research institutes and research centres. With 31 Doctoral degrees in first –class disciplines, and 50 Master degrees in first-class disciplines, the university offers 84 undergraduate programs, 276 graduate programs, and 187 PhD programs. 14 subjects have been assessed and awarded as “the national key disciplines”. There are 26 Post doctoral research centres, 9 subjects of “national educational centres for talents”, 5 first-class and 9 second-class national key disciplines. Xiamen University has a high level team of faculty and staff including 2,678 full-time faculty and professional researchers, including 1713 professors and associate professors of whom 23 are academicians of CAS and CAE Moreover, 10 faculty members of Xiamen University are seated on the State Council's Academic Degree Appraisal Committee. 43 professors have been under the National “ Thousand of Overseas Top Talents Scheme”; 14 have been listed in the "One-hundred plus One-thousand plus Ten-thousand Talent Project”; 151 have been included in the Ministry of Education's training program for the "Leading Figure for the New Century"; 38 have obtained the "Science Grant for National Outstanding Youth" from the state; There are 15 special and 14 speech professorships of “Yangtze Scholar”, 5 “National Innovation Research Team” and 7 “Education Ministry Innovation Group” . The university now has a total enrolment of over 40,000 full-time students on campus, including 19570 undergraduates, 17,490 master students, 2,919 doctoral students, and over 2800 international students. In 2005, Xiamen University received a straight-A score in the undergraduate level Teaching Appraisal organized by the Ministry of Education. Xiamen University has set up over 150 research institutions, including 4 State Key Laboratories, 1 State Engineering Research Centre, 5 Education Ministry Key Laboratories, and 5 state key research bases in humanities and social science. 40 research reports were published in internationally high-level academic journals such as Science, Nature, the Lancet, etc. 4 scientific research findings won the Second Class Prize of National Natural Science Award over the last 5 years. Xiamen University has strong potentiality in human and science research. Taiwan studies, Southeast Asian studies, economic studies, and accounting studies are at the highest tier among domestic universities. Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad. Xiamen University has formally established multi-lateral cooperative relationship with seven other universities around the world by signing the Agreement on Global U8 Consortium in 2004. In 2005, there were 8 members of this group. Xiamen University vigorously promotes the campaign of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The university has co-established 15 Confucius Institutes with universities in North America, Europe, Africa, etc. Because of its especially favourable geographical location and advantageous human resources, it is the key university most actively engaged in cross-straits educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. At present, Xiamen University’s 3 campuses cover over 600 hectares. With green hills behind and fronting the sea, Xiamen University is recognized as one of the most beautiful universities in China. Xiamen University has a constructed area of 1.9 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."

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Hospitality & Tourism Management
30
Chemistry
36
Oceanography
41
Remote Sensing
44
Chemical Engineering
51-75
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
51-75
Energy Science & Engineering
51-75
Transportation Science & Technology
51-75
Key Statistics
38803
Total Enrollment
1443(3.7%)
International Students
20327
Undergraduate Enrollment
793(3.9%)
International Students
18476
Graduate Enrollment
650(3.5%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Aerospace
Architecture
Art And Design
Automation
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Chemistry
Chinese Language And Literature
Chinese Medicine
Civil Engineering
Clinical Medicine
Communication Engineering
Computer Science And Technology
Digital Media Art
Economics
Electronic And Information Engineering
Electronic Information Science
English
Environmental Science
Finance
Finance
Fine Arts
French Language
German
History
Instrumentation
Intelligence Science And Technology
International Economy And Trade
International Political
Japanese Language
Journalism And Communication
Law
Management Science
Marine Science
Material
Mathematics
Mechanical
Music Performance
Musicology
Nursing
Painting
People Learn
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science And Public Administration
Preventive Medicine
Public Administration
Russian
Sociology
Software Engineering
Statistics
Television Drama And Literature
Tourism Management
Graduate Programs
Accounting
Accounting
Acupuncture And Massage
Administration
Aerospace Propulsion Theory And Engineering
Aesthetics
Aircraft Design
Analytical Chemistry
Ancient Chinese Literature
Anesthesiology
Applied Chemistry
Applied Computer Technology
Applied Computer Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics (Professional Degree)
Archeology
Architecture
Architecture (Professional Degree)
Architecture And Civil Engineering (Professional Degree)
Art Theory
Artificial Intelligence Foundation
Asset Evaluation
Basic Mathematics
Biochemical Engineering
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Botany
Bridge And Tunnel Engineering
Business Administration (Degree)
Business Management
Cell Biology
Chemical Biology
Chemical Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering (Professional Degree)
Chemical Processes
Chinese And Foreign Political System
Chinese And Foreign Political System
Chinese Classical Literature
Chinese Internal Medicine
Chinese International Education (Degree)
Chinese Modern And Contemporary Literature
Chinese Modern And Contemporary Literature
Chinese Philology
Chinese Philosophy
Circuits And Systems
Civil And Commercial Law
Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
Communication
Communication And Information Systems
Comparative Education
Comparative Literature And World Literature
Computational Mathematics
Computer Software And Theory
Computer Software And Theory
Computer System Architecture
Computer Technology (Professional Degree)
Computer Technology (Professional Degree)
Condensed Matter Physics
Constitutional And Administrative Law
Control Theory And Control Engineering
Criminal Law
Curriculum And Pedagogy
Demographic
Dermatology And Venereology
Design
Detection Technology And Automation Devices
Development Economics
Developmental And Educational Psychology
Developmental Biology
Disaster Prevention And Reduction Engineering And Protective Engineering
Drama And Film & Tv
Ecology
Economic History
Economic Information Management
Economic Law
Economics Of Networks
Educational Economy And Management
Electronics And Communication Engineering (Degree)
Electronics And Communication Engineering (Degree)
Electronics And Communication Engineering (Degree)
Electronics And Communication Engineering (Degree)
Energy Chemical
Energy Economics
Engineering Mechanics
English Interpretation (Professional Degree)
English Language And Literature
English Translation (Professional Degree)
Environment And Natural Resources Protection Law
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Ethics
Ethnic Traditional Sports
Ethnology
Field And Microwave Technology
Field And Microwave Technology
Finance
Finance
Finance
Finance
Finance
Finance (Professional Degree)
Financial Engineering
Fine Arts
Foreign Linguistics And Applied Linguistics
Foreign Philosophy
French Language And Literature
General And Fundamental Mechanics
Genetics
Geotechnical Engineering
Heritage Museum (Professional Degree)
Higher Education
History Of China
History Of China
History Of China
History Of Chinese Ethnic Minorities
History Of Economic Thought
History Of Education
History Of The Chinese Communist Party
Human Anatomy And Embryology
Human Learning And The Department Of Ethnology
Hydrobiology
Hydromechanics
Ideological And Political Education
Imaging And Nuclear Medicine
Immunology
Industrial Catalysis
Industrial Economics
Inland Revenue (Professional Degree)
Inorganic Chemistry
Instrumentation Engineering (Professional Degree)
Insurance
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Intellectual Property And Publishing Management
Intellectual Property Law
Internal Medicine
International Business
International Economics
International Finance
International Law
International Politics
International Relations
International Trade
Investments
Japanese Language And Literature
Journalism
Journalism And Communication (Professional Degree)
Labor Economics
Labor Economics
Law (Law) (Professional Degree)
Law (The Illegal School) (Professional Degree)
Law (The Illegal School) (Professional Degree)
Legal History
Legal Theory
Linguistics And Applied Linguistics
Linguistics And Applied Linguistics
Literature And Art
Logic
Logistics Engineering (Professional Degree)
Management Science And Engineering
Managerial Economics
Manufacturing Engineering Of Aerospace
Marine Biology
Marine Biotechnology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Geology
Marine Physics
Marketing
Marxist Philosophy
Materials Engineering (Professional Degree)
Materials Physics And Chemistry
Materials Processing Engineering
Materials Science
Measurement Techniques And Instrumentation
Mechanical And Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Design And Theory
Mechanical Engineering (Degree)
Mechanical Manufacturing And Automation
Medicinal Chemistry
Microbial And Biochemical Pharmacy
Microbiology
Microbiology
Microelectronics And Solid State Electronics
Microelectronics And Solid State Electronics
Music And Dance School
Nanomaterials
National Economics
Neurology
Nuclear Science And Engineering
Nursing
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Ocean Affairs
Oncology
Operational Research And Cybernetics
Ophthalmology
Optics
Organic Chemistry
Orthopedics Science
Otorhinolaryngology
Pathogen Biology
Pathology And Pathophysiology
Pattern Recognition And Intelligent Systems
Pattern Recognition And Intelligent Systems
Pediatrics
People Learn
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Pharmacology
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy Of Science And Technology
Photovoltaic Engineering
Photovoltaic Engineering
Physical Chemistry
Physical Education And Training
Physical Electronics
Physical Electronics
Physical Oceanography
Physiology
Political Economy
Political Economy
Political Theory
Polymer Chemistry And Physics
Polymer Chemistry And Physics
Population, Resources And Environmental Economics
Precision Instrument And Machinery
Principles Of Education
Probability Theory And Mathematical Statistics
Procedural Law
Psychiatry And Mental Hygiene
Public Administration (Degree)
Public Health And Preventive Medicine
Public Policy
Quantitative Economics
Quantitative Economics
Quantitative Economics
Radiation Medicine
Radio Physics
Radio Physics
Regional Economics
Regional Economics
Regional Economics
Rehabilitation Medicine & Physical Therapy
Religious Studies
Russian Language And Literature
Scientific Socialism And The International Communist Movement
Service Trade
Signal And Information Processing
Social Medicine And Health Management
Social Security
Social Work (Professional Degree)
Sociology
Software Engineering
Solid Mechanics
Statistics
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Surgery
Systems Engineering
Technology Economy And Management
The Basic Principles Of Marxism
The Ic Engineering (Professional Degree)
Theoretical Physics
Tourism Management
Tourism Management (Professional Degree)
Vehicle Engineering
Western Economics
Western Economics
Western Economics
Women'S Studies
World Economy
World Economy
World History
Zoology