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Xiamen University

4.4 out of 5 (12 ratings / 10 reviews) Xiamen, China
Xiamen University, located in Amoy, Fujian province, is the first university in China founded by overseas Chinese. Since its founding, in 1921, Xiamen University has produced more than 200,000 undergraduates and graduates over 60 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) have studied or worked at Xiamen University.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • 1921: founded by Mr. Tan Kah Kee
  • 1937: received its charter as a public university
  • 1952: designated a comprehensive university for natural and social sciences
  • 1963: designated a national key university
  • 1986: initial trials of XMU Graduate School
  • 1995: listed under the State “211 project”
  • 2000: listed under the State “985 Project”
  • 2017: listed under the state "Double First-class" Initiative


On December 28, 2017, the Ministry of Education announced the results of the 4th National Assessment of College Academic Disciplines. 7  disciplines of Xiamen University have been rated as A-level ones, namely, marine science, applied economics, chemistry, statistics, business administration, law, biology.


Recently, a research team headed by Professor Lin Shengcai and Associate Professor Lin Shuyong of the School of Life Sciences of Xiamen University published a paper in the magazine Cell Metabolism online entitled “AIDA Selectively Mediates Downregulation of Fat Synthesis Enzymes by ERAD to Retard Intestinal Fat Absorption and Prevent Obesity”. The research revealed that inhibition of endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) increases the abundance of triacylglycerol synthesis enzymes and fat absorption in small intestine and the AIDA-mediated endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) system may represent an inner “anti-thrifty” mechanism impinging on intestinal fat absorption.

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Library services

President Zhu Chongshi, on behalf of the university council and administration, expressed highest respect to the designers and workers for the new library. He expressed heartfelt thanks to the leaders and people from all walks of life who show interest and support in the construction of Xiang’an Campus.

Student Life

The Xiamen University's main campus is located in Siming District, southwestern Xiamen. Located at the foot of the green mountains, facing the blue ocean and surrounded by Xiamen bay. The main campus is picturesque with beautiful scenery and parks, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the heavily-touristed Xiamen.

The university also has campuses at Siong-an and Tsiang-tsiu. A new campus is being built in the mainland district of Amoy, Siong-anDistrict.

Xiamen University has a built area of 2.6 million square meters and its libraries (the Xiamen University Libraries) hold 3.5 million 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 one of the main nodes of CERNET2.


Lately, the School of Management of Xiamen University (SMXMU) has officially received a letter from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), notifying that, after voting by all the members of the Accreditation Board of EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System), EFMD made the final decision to award SMXMU five-year EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS accreditation is konwn to fall into three categories: failure to be accredited, three-year accreditation and five-year accreditation. Currently, among the over 160 worldwide business schools which have been accredited by EQUIS, merely about 50 have ever been granted the honor for a five-year period.

Student Reviews

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The University environment is effective for study. The courses are taught in a pragmatic and efficient way. Students participation is highly supported so that it would increase their confidence level.

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wonderful experience in Xiamen University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Xiamen University has a picturesque campus, attracting students from all over the world every year. She is equipped with advanced teaching facilities,experimental equipment and excellent professors, which makes her a famous comprehensive university in China.During the past four years, I have not only learned professional knowledge, but also have participated in various...