Academic Ranking of World Universities

Xiamen University
English Name: Xiamen University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China
Found Year: 1921
Address: South Siming Road

  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."

Total Enrollment:33723
           International Students:771(2%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:21651
           International Students:443(2%)
Graduate Enrollment:12072
           International Students:328(3%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Art And Design
           Biological Engineering
           Biological Sciences
           Business Administration
           Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
           Chinese Language And Literature
           Chinese Medicine
           Civil Engineering
           Clinical Medicine
           Communication Engineering
           Computer Science And Technology
           Digital Media Art
           Electronic And Information Engineering
           Electronic Information Science
           Environmental Science
           Fine Arts
           French Language
           Intelligence Science And Technology
           International Economy And Trade
           International Political
           Japanese Language
           Journalism And Communication
           Management Science
           Marine Science
           Music Performance
           People Learn
           Political Science And Public Administration
           Preventive Medicine
           Public Administration
           Software Engineering
           Television Drama And Literature
           Tourism Management
Graduate Programs
           Acupuncture And Massage
           Aerospace Propulsion Theory And Engineering
           Aircraft Design
           Analytical Chemistry
           Ancient Chinese Literature
           Applied Chemistry
           Applied Computer Technology
           Applied Computer Technology
           Applied Mathematics
           Applied Statistics (Professional Degree)
           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
           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 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
           Dermatology And Venereology
           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
           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
           Ethnic Traditional Sports
           Field And Microwave Technology
           Field And Microwave Technology
           Finance (Professional Degree)
           Financial Engineering
           Fine Arts
           Foreign Linguistics And Applied Linguistics
           Foreign Philosophy
           French Language And Literature
           General And Fundamental Mechanics
           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
           Ideological And Political Education
           Imaging And Nuclear Medicine
           Industrial Catalysis
           Industrial Economics
           Inland Revenue (Professional Degree)
           Inorganic Chemistry
           Instrumentation Engineering (Professional Degree)
           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
           Japanese Language And Literature
           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
           Logistics Engineering (Professional Degree)
           Management Science And Engineering
           Managerial Economics
           Manufacturing Engineering Of Aerospace
           Marine Biology
           Marine Biotechnology
           Marine Chemistry
           Marine Geology
           Marine Physics
           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
           Microelectronics And Solid State Electronics
           Microelectronics And Solid State Electronics
           Music And Dance School
           National Economics
           Nuclear Science And Engineering
           Obstetrics And Gynecology
           Ocean Affairs
           Operational Research And Cybernetics
           Organic Chemistry
           Orthopedics Science
           Pathogen Biology
           Pathology And Pathophysiology
           Pattern Recognition And Intelligent Systems
           Pattern Recognition And Intelligent Systems
           People Learn
           Pharmaceutical Analysis
           Philosophy Of Science And Technology
           Photovoltaic Engineering
           Photovoltaic Engineering
           Physical Chemistry
           Physical Education And Training
           Physical Electronics
           Physical Electronics
           Physical Oceanography
           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)
           Software Engineering
           Solid Mechanics
           Structural Engineering
           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

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