Xiamen University (XMU) , established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education. XMU has long been listed among China’s leading universities on the national 211 Project, 985 Project and Double First-class initiative, which have been launched by the Chinese government to support selected universities in achieving world-class standing. Xiamen University Malaysia Campus is the first overseas branch campus established by a prestigious Chinese university.
With a graduate school, 6 academic divisions consisting of 29 schools and colleges, and 15 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 40,000 full-time students (including 1,300 international students), i.e. 20,000 undergraduates, 16,500 graduate students toward a master’s degree, 4,300 doctoral candidates.
XMU currently has a faculty of over 2,700 full-time teachers and researchers, of whom 22 are the members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 9 who are employed simultaneously by other institutions).
XMU has forged partnerships with 240 universities in such countries as the UK, the US, Japan, France, Russia, etc., as well as China’s special administrative regions like Hong Kong and Macao and the Province of Taiwan; it has established 15 Confucius Institutes in collaboration with local universities in 13 countries.
In September 2013, in a bid to advance the educational cooperation and enchange between China and ASEAN countries, the Chinese and Malaysian governments authorized Xiamen University to build a campus in Malaysia-Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM). As the first overseas campus set up by a renowned Chinese university and the first Chinese university branch campus in Malaysia, XMUM is acclaimed as a brilliant pearl on the 21st Century Marine Silk Road. Admitted its first intake of students in February 2016, XMUM now has a student enrolment of over 5,000 students from 28 countries and regions.
Nestled snugly between green hills and the blue sea, XMU is renowned as China’s most beautiful university for its excellent education facilities and beautiful environment.
Forever inspired by the motto “Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection”, XMU has been dedicated to producing high-caliber talents with integrity, thereby making great contributions to the prosperity of the country, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the progress of mankind in general.
XMU is increasingly becoming an internationally acclaimed world-class university.
(The data Updated in December, 2019)