The 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. Since its founding, inspired by its motto of “Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection,” XMU has accumulated rich experience and formulated its own characteristics in its operation, growing into a national key comprehensive university with a full range of disciplines, high-caliber faculty members and extensive international influence. Since its inception, XMU has turned out over 400,000 graduates and has been home to more than 60 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
XMU currently comprises a graduate school, 6 faculties, 28 schools, and 14 research institutes, covering a full range of disciplines that include the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technological sciences, management science, art science, and medical science. The university owns 16 disciples which enter the top 1% of the ESI, 5 first-level national key disciplines, and 9 second-level national key disciplines. Actively seeking to enhance its global engagement, XMU has entered into partnership agreements with more than 240 universities around the world and co-established 15 Confucius Institutes with its partner universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) held its ground-breaking ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, becoming the first overseas campus set up by a renowned comprehensive Chinese university, and February 2016 witnessed the inauguration ceremony for the first batch of students at XMUM. Xiamen University has set out two strategic objectives: to become a high-level research university well known both at home and abroad by 2021, the centennial of the founding of XMU, and to grow into a world class university by 2049, the centennial of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Local Contact: Mr. Zhaoyang Zheng
(Edited by Lu Ji)