Xiamen University

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Introduction to Xiamen University

Xiamen University (XMU) was founded in 1921 and is also a high-level university with a focus on the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. In 2017, Xiamen University was selected as a list of universities in the world class A of the Ministry of Education.

Since the founding of the school, the school has been adhering to the motto of “self-improvement and perfection”, and has accumulated rich experience in running schools, forming a distinctive school-running characteristic, becoming a complete discipline, a strong faculty, a first-class in the country, and internationally. A comprehensive university with extensive influence. Up to now, more than 400,000 undergraduate and graduate students have been trained for the country, and more than 60 academicians of the two academies have studied and worked at Xiamen University.

The school has a graduate school, 6 faculties, 29 colleges and 15 research institutes, forming a discipline including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technical sciences, management sciences, art sciences, medical sciences, etc. Complete discipline system. The school has 16 disciplines to enter the top 1% of ESI, with 5 first-level national key disciplines, 9 second-level national key disciplines, 17 first-level disciplines, Fujian Province key disciplines, and 46 Fujian provincial first-level disciplines. core subject. There are 31 post-doctoral mobile stations; 33 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 3 doctoral degree authorized second-level disciplines; 52 master’s degree authorized first-level disciplines, 3 master’s degree authorized secondary disciplines; 9 interdisciplinary subjects; Authorized by a doctoral degree program, authorized by 24 master’s degree programs. In 2017, five disciplines of chemistry, marine science, biology, ecology, and statistics were selected for the list of world-class disciplines announced by the state.

There are 2,662 full-time teachers in the school, including 1913 professors and associate professors, accounting for 71.9% of the total number of full-time teachers (the same below), and 2206 people with doctoral degrees, accounting for 82.9%. The school has a total of 22 academicians of the two academies (including 9 academicians), 2 senior professors of liberal arts, and 10 chief scientists of the National Key Basic Research and Development Program (referred to as the 973 Program, including major scientific research projects), “Changjiang Scholars Award Scheme” There are 24 specially-appointed professors, 6 young scholars, 40 national outstanding young science fund winners, 6 national-level teaching teachers, and the National High-level Talents Special Support Program (referred to as the “Million Plan”). There are 5 leading talents in social sciences, 1 teaching master, 2 million engineering leading talents, 12 young talents, 22 national “100 million talent projects”, and “four batches” of the Central Propaganda Department. The project was selected by 5 people, the Ministry of Education’s “New (Cross) Century Excellent Talents Training Program” was selected by 133, the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund was 34; the National Innovation Research Group 8 and the Ministry of Education Innovation Team 9.

The university has more than 40,000 students (including 1177 foreign students), including 20077 undergraduates, 16,232 postgraduates, and 3,993 PhD students. The ratio is about 1:1. The school’s internal quality assurance system (IQA) was selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the “Typical Case of Outstanding Quality Assurance Principles and Innovation Practices in Higher Education”, which is the only university in China and the East Asian region. The school won the first prize and the second prize of the sixth, seventh and eighth national higher education teaching achievements. Three majors were selected into the National “Basic Subjects Top Students Training Pilot Program” and 11 majors (13 projects) were selected for the National Excellence in Education Program. 29 courses were selected for national quality courses, 15 courses were selected for national quality online open courses, 20 courses were selected for the Ministry of Education’s excellent resource sharing class, 10 courses were selected for the Ministry of Education’s boutique video open class, and 2 courses were selected for national bilingual demonstration. Sexual course. There are 6 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, and 6 national-level college students’ off-campus practice education bases. Forty-six teachers were selected for the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education of the Ministry of Education from 2018 to 2022. Xiamen University graduates are one of the most popular groups in the society, with an average annual employment rate of over 95%. In 2018, the school successfully hosted the 4th China “Internet +” College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, and achieved 6 gold and 2 silver medals in the competition. It won the runner-up in the national finals of the competition and was awarded the “Advanced Collective Award”, the number of gold awards and the total number of awards. The first in the country.

The school has more than 200 research institutions, including 2 national collaborative innovation centers (lead units), 4 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering technology research center, 1 national engineering laboratory, and national and local joint engineering research centers. 2, 3 national and local joint engineering laboratories, 1 national research institute, 5 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 3 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, and 5 key research bases of the Ministry of Education. Xiamen University National University Science and Technology Park is one of the only national university science parks in Fujian Province that has been identified by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education. In the past five years, the school’s natural science research strength has been greatly improved. It has published 117 papers in international high-level academic journals such as Science, Nature, Cell and its sub-publishals; and won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award, He Liang He Li One fund science and technology progress award; three people won the “National Innovation Award”, two won the “China Youth Science and Technology Award”, and three achievements won the China Patent Excellence Award. The school has strong research in humanities and social sciences. In the past five years, it has undertaken 15 major projects of the National Social Science Fund, and 10 major research projects of the Ministry of Education and Philosophy. 32 achievements have been awarded the sixth and seventh universities of the Ministry of Education. Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), including 3 first prizes; Xiamen University has formed its own characteristics in Taiwan research, Nanyang research, higher education research, economic research, accounting research, South China Sea research and other fields, and its strength ranks among the top universities in China.


International Cooperation – Xiamen University

The school’s external exchanges and cooperation have been carried out in depth, and it has signed inter-school cooperation agreements with more than 240 overseas universities, and has conducted substantive exchanges and cooperation with nearly 50 of the world’s top 200 universities. Actively participating in the international promotion of Chinese, he has established 15 Confucius Institutes in cooperation with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and other regions, and was approved to build the Confucius Institute Dean’s College. In terms of communication with Taiwan, the school has unique geographical conditions and difficult humanistic advantages. It has become the center of Taiwan’s research and the frontier of academic and cultural exchanges between the two sides. In July 2014, Xiamen University of Malaysia laid the foundation stone and became the first university in China to build an independent campus overseas. It was praised by the central media as a jewel inlaid on the “Belt and Road”; in February 2016, the branch held the first batch of freshmen. The opening ceremony has already opened 16 majors, with more than 4,000 students, more than 360 faculty members, and more than 80% of the full-time teachers in the branch. During the meeting of the BRICS leaders in Xiamen in 2017, Xiamen University successfully held the “Good Youth, I am the Lord” AIDS prevention and publicity campus trip – enter the Xiamen University event and the second UNESCO Girls and Women Education Awards ceremony to showcase China The image, the blessing of Fujian, the charm of Xiamen, and the elegance of Xiamen University have been highly recognized by all parties.


Campus – Xiamen University

The school has a complete teaching, research equipment and public service system. At present, the school covers an area of more than 9,700 mu, including nearly 2,600 mu of Siming Campus, 2,500 mu of Luzhou Campus, 3,600 mu of Xiang’an Campus, and 900 mu of branch campus in Malaysia. The total building area of the school building is more than 2.2 million square meters. The school has a paper library of 4.34 million books, an electronic book of 7.03 million books, a total fixed assets of 11.2 billion yuan, and a total value of 3.8 billion yuan. The scale and level of campus high-speed information network construction ranks among the top universities in the country and becomes one of the core nodes of CERNET2. Xiamen University campus has become one of the most beautiful and beautiful Chinese university campuses.

The goal of Xiamen University is to build a world-renowned high-level research university on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. When New China is established, it will be among the top universities in the world. At present, Xiamen University is striding forward towards the established goal.

(The above data is as of March 31, 2019)


College of Foreign Languages and Cultures

The College of Foreign Languages and Cultures (website) of Xiamen University was established in 1999. The foreign language department was established in 1923. It is one of the earliest established departments of Xiamen University. Well-known scholars Zhou Zhiming, Lin Yutang, Hong Yu and other well-known professors from China and the West have taught in the past. The famous poet Yu Guangzhong, Thai overseas Chinese Cai Caishi, Chen Hanzhou and financial industry elites Zhu Dejun and Li Xiaojia have studied here.

At present, the College consists of the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, the Department of European Languages and Literatures, and the Department of French Language and Literature. 6 undergraduate majors in English, Japanese, French, Russian, German, Spanish; 1 first-level doctoral degree and post-doctoral research station (foreign language and literature), doctoral enrollment majors in English language and literature, foreign linguistics and applications Linguistics and Japanese language and literature; 1 first-level master’s degree (under English language and literature, foreign linguistics and applied linguistics, Japanese language and literature, French language and literature, Russian language and literature, German language and literature) and English 2 Japanese translation master’s degree programs. The college has Xiamen University Foreign Language and Literature Research Institute, Japanese Language Education Research Center, Bilingual Dictionary and Bilingual Language and Culture Research Center, Interpreting Institute, Middle East Research Center and other research units and four foreign language examination and training centers.

The college has a strong faculty and has 164 full-time teachers, including 23 professors (6 in the PhD) and 53 associate professors. In 2019, 26 foreign experts and teachers were hired. Among the full-time teachers, they were selected into the “New Century Excellent Talent Support Program” of the Ministry of Education, and were selected into the “New Century Excellent Talent Support Program” of the province and the school, and were selected as one of the provincial “New Century Talents Project”. From 2013 to 2019, the college teachers undertook 162 scientific research projects represented by 15 national social science fund projects and 9 humanities and social science research projects of the Ministry of Education, and won 2 provincial and ministerial level awards and publications. He has 106 monographs, translations, textbooks, and reference books, and has published more than 600 academic papers in academic journals both at home and abroad. At present, there are 1,224 full-time students in the college, including 76 doctoral students, 281 master students, and 867 undergraduates. At the same time, they undertake the foreign language teaching tasks of more than 13,000 non-foreign language students in all departments of the school.

The college actively carries out foreign exchanges and cooperation, and establishes extensive cooperation and exchanges with more than 10 universities in the United States, Britain, Ireland, France, Japan, Russia, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao. 3+1” (three years of study in China, one year abroad) and the postgraduate mode of “2+1” (two years of study in China and one year abroad).

Over the years, the foreign literature has performed well in the passing rate and excellent rate in various foreign language examinations across the country.

Graduates are widely distributed in foreign affairs, foreign affairs, foreign trade, finance, journalism, education and other departments. They have become high-end compound foreign language talents engaged in cross-cultural or related fields in various languages and humanities in terms of language and humanities.


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