Xiamen University, referred to as Xiamen University (XMU), was founded in 1921 by the famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee. It is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern education in China. Constructed high-level university. In 2017, Xiamen University was selected into the list of A-class world-class university construction universities announced by the state. Since the establishment of the school, the school has been adhering to the motto of “Continuously Strive to Become Strong, Stop at the Best”, accumulated rich experience in running a school, and formed a distinctive school-running feature. It has become a school with complete disciplines, strong teaching staff, first-class domestically, and internationally. A comprehensive university with a wide range of influence. So far, the school has trained more than 400,000 undergraduates and postgraduates for the country, and more than 60 academicians of the two academies have studied and worked at Xiamen University.
The school has graduate schools, 6 departments, 30 colleges, and 16 research institutes, forming disciplines including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technical sciences, management sciences, art sciences, medical sciences, etc. Complete discipline system.
The school currently has 18 disciplines that are among the top 1% of ESI in the world, with 5 first-level national key disciplines and 9 second-level national key disciplines. The school has 32 postdoctoral mobile stations; 36 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 45 master's degree authorized first-level disciplines; 8 interdisciplinary disciplines; 1 doctoral professional degree discipline authorization category, 28 master professional degree discipline authorization categories. In 2017, five disciplines including chemistry, marine science, biology, ecology, and statistics were selected into the list of world-class disciplines announced by the country. The school currently has 2,777 full-time teachers, of which 2,045 are professors and associate professors, accounting for 73.6% of the total number of full-time teachers (the same below); 2,363 have doctorate degrees, accounting for 85.1%. The school has 21 academicians of the two academies, 1 senior professor of liberal arts, 27 project leaders of the national key research and development plan, 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 25 "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" distinguished professors, 13 young scholars, national outstanding 52 young science fund recipients, 6 national-level teaching teachers, 25 national high-level talents special support program (referred to as "Ten Thousand Talents Program") scientific and technological innovation leaders, 7 philosophy and social sciences leaders, 1 teaching teachers, 2 leading talents in the tens of millions of projects, 14 top-notch young talents, 26 selected from the National "Hundreds, Tens, and Thousands of Talents Project", 8 selected from the "Four Batches" of the Central Propaganda Department, and the Ministry of Education's new (trans) There are 136 outstanding talents of the century, and 48 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth; 10 national innovation research groups, 1 National Natural Science Foundation Basic Science Center project, and 9 innovation teams from the Ministry of Education.
The school currently has more than 40,000 students (including 1,208 foreign students), including 20,651 undergraduates, 16,712 postgraduates, and 4,737 postgraduates. The ratio of this research is about 1:1. The school's internal quality assurance system was selected as the "Typical Case Study of Excellent Principles and Innovative Practices in Higher Education Internal Quality Assurance" initiated by UNESCO. Our school is the only selected university in China and East Asia. The school won 1 first prize and 15-second prizes in the sixth, seventh and eighth national higher education teaching achievements. 4 majors were selected as the base of the Ministry of Education's "Basic Discipline Top-notch Student Training Program 2.0", 11 majors (13 projects) were selected as the National Excellent Education Program; 24 majors were selected as the first batch of national first-class professional construction sites, and 12 majors were selected as the first batch Provincial-level first-class professional construction point. 29 courses were selected as national quality courses, 20 courses were selected as the Ministry of Education Quality Resource Sharing Course, 10 courses were selected as the Ministry of Education Quality Video Open Course, 44 courses were selected as the first batch of national first-class undergraduate courses, and 94 courses were selected as provincial-level first-class undergraduate courses. course.
There are currently 6 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, and 3 national off-campus practical education bases for college students. 46 teachers were selected for the 2018-2022 Teaching Steering Committee of Higher Schools of the Ministry of Education. Xiamen University graduates are one of the most popular groups in society, and the average annual employment rate remains above 95%. The school insists on deepening the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education and promotes the close integration of ideological and political education and innovation and entrepreneurship education. It was selected as the third batch of mass entrepreneurship innovation demonstration bases of the State Council, the first batch of demonstration universities in the country to deepen innovation and entrepreneurship education reform by the Ministry of Education, and the first batch of China and the United States by the Ministry of Education The Youth Maker Exchange Center took the lead in establishing the National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice Alliance, which won the "National Innovation Plan 10th Anniversary" Best Organization Award, and the National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Practice Excellent Organization Award. In China (International) "Internet +" University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, he won 13 golds, 6 silver, and 13 bronzes, successfully hosted the fourth competition, and won the runner-up in the finals twice.
The school has more than 200 research institutions, including 2 national collaborative innovation centers (lead unit), 4 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering technology research center, 1 national engineering laboratory, and national and local joint engineering research 2 centers, 3 national and local joint engineering laboratories, 1 national research institute, 1 national innovation platform for integration of production and education, 1 national field scientific observation and research station, 5 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, and Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education 3, 1 field scientific observation and research station of the Ministry of Education, 5 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education. In the past five years, the school's scientific research strength in natural sciences has been greatly improved, and 12 papers have been published in "Science", "Nature" and "Cell"; 3-second prizes of National Natural Science Award and 1 Science and Technology Progress Award of the He Liang He Li Foundation; 6 People won the "National Innovation Award", 3 people won the "China Youth Science and Technology Award", and 3 achievements won the China Patent Excellence Award. The school has strong research strengths in humanities and social sciences. In the past five years, it has undertaken 34 major projects of the National Social Science Fund, 7 major research projects of philosophy and social sciences of the Ministry of Education; 18 achievements have been awarded the 8th Ministry of Education Science Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), including 1 first prize; in Taiwan Studies, Southeast Asia Studies, Higher Education Studies, Economic Studies, Accounting Studies, South China Sea Studies and other fields, it has formed its own characteristics and strong strength.
The school has carried out in-depth foreign exchanges and cooperation. It has signed inter-school cooperation agreements with more than 250 overseas universities and has carried out substantive exchanges and cooperation with 51 top 200 universities in the world. The school actively participates in the international promotion of Chinese. It has established 15 Confucius Institutes in cooperation with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and other regions, and has been approved to build the "Confucius Institute Dean Institute". In terms of exchanges with Taiwan, it has become an important town in Taiwan studies and the forefront of cross-strait academic and cultural exchanges. In July 2014, Xiamen University Malaysia branch laid the foundation stone, becoming China's first university to build an independent campus overseas, and was hailed by the central media as a jewel embedded in the "Belt and Road"; 16 majors have been opened, with more than 5,000 students, There are more than 360 faculty members, and more than 80% of full-time teachers have doctoral degrees. During the 2017 BRICS Leaders’ Meeting in Xiamen, the school successfully held the "Beautiful Youth, I Call the Master" AIDS Prevention and Control Campus Tour-Walk into Xiamen University and the 2nd UNESCO Girls’ and Women’s Education Awards Ceremony to showcase China’s image, Fujian’s achievements, Xiamen’s charm, and Xiamen University’s style have been highly affirmed by all parties.
The school has complete teaching, scientific research equipment, and a public service system. Currently, the school has three campuses and one overseas branch campus. It has 4.51 million paper library collections, 8.85 million electronic collections, a total fixed assets value of 12.6 billion yuan, and a total equipment value of 4.6 billion yuan. The scale and level of campus high-speed information network construction rank among the top universities in the country and have become one of the core nodes of CERNET2. The Xiamen University campus is surrounded by mountains and the sea, with beautiful scenery, and has become recognized as one of the most beautiful university campuses in China.
The 11th Congress of Xiamen University of the Communist Party of China further deepened Xiamen University’s goal of creating a world-class university: on the one hundred years of its establishment, it will fully build a world-renowned high-level research university; on the one hundred years of the founding of New China, it will leap into the world. At the forefront of first-class universities. On April 6, 2021, Xiamen University celebrated its 100th anniversary. In the new century, Xiamen University will continue to explore the path of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics, and strive to make new and greater contributions to the realization of the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.