General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation XMU
Teachers 2,921
Students 35,274
Foreigners 2%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Library Available
Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
• Global U8 Consortium (GU8)
World ranking341
Country ranking17
Academic Reputation383
Citations per Faculty307
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities388
Life Sciences and Medicine396
Natural Science306
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science151
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking341
QS World University Rankings411
ARWU Academic Ranking301
Webometrics Ranking175
Alternative title
Russian Сямэньский университет
Spanish Universidad de Xiamen
Chinese 厦门大学
Arabic جامعة شيامن
French Université de Xiamen
German Xiamen-Universität
Japanese 厦門大学(アモイ大学)
Korean 하문대학
Portuguese Universidade de Xiamen
Xiamen University or 厦门大学 (XMU) - public higher education institution in China.

Xiamen University - Description

Description of Xiamen University

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."

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Accounting
Bachelor Aerospace
Bachelor Architecture
Bachelor Art And Design
Bachelor Automation
Bachelor Biological Engineering
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Business Administration
Bachelor Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chinese Language And Literature
Bachelor Chinese Medicine
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Clinical Medicine
Bachelor Communication Engineering
Bachelor Computer Science And Technology
Bachelor Digital Media Art
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Electronic And Information Engineering
Bachelor Electronic Information Science
Bachelor English
Bachelor Environmental Science
Bachelor Finance
Bachelor Fine Arts
Bachelor French Language
Bachelor German
Bachelor History
Bachelor Instrumentation
Bachelor Intelligence Science And Technology
Bachelor International Economy And Trade
Bachelor International Political
Bachelor Japanese Language
Bachelor Journalism And Communication
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Management Science
Bachelor Marine Science
Bachelor Material
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mechanical
Bachelor Music Performance
Bachelor Musicology
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Painting
Bachelor People Learn
Bachelor Pharmacy
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Political Science And Public Administration
Bachelor Preventive Medicine
Bachelor Public Administration
Bachelor Russian
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Software Engineering
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Television Drama And Literature
Bachelor Tourism Management

Programs - Master

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

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