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Xiamen
Xiamen
University (simplified Chinese: 厦门大学; traditional Chinese: 廈門大學; pinyin: Xiàmén Dàxué; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g Tāi-ha̍k), colloquially known as Xia Da (Chinese: 厦大; pinyin: Xià Dà) is a university located in Xiamen, Fujian
Fujian
province. It is notable as the first university in China founded by overseas Chinese. Originally known as Amoy University, the institution was established in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee
Tan Kah Kee
(also known as Chen Jiageng, 陈嘉庚), a Chinese businessman, community leader, and philanthropist active in Southeast Asia. Xiamen
Xiamen
University is one of many comprehensive universities directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education. According to the University Undergraduates Teaching Assessment and the Chinese Universities Evaluation Standings, Xiamen
Xiamen
University is ranked 11th in China and has maintained a Top 20 ranking in China, among which 6 subjects reach A++ level, including economics and management, fine art, law, chemistry, journalism, communication and mathematics. The School of Management is accredited by EQUIS
EQUIS
and the Association of MBAs. Xiamen
Xiamen
University has also been ranked Top 10 in China and Top 100 in worldwide institutions by Nature Index, a database of primary research articles published in a selection of 68 journals chosen for their perceived quality.[2] As of September 2017, the university's entering class has grown to over 10,000 first-year students.[3]

Contents

1 History 2 International cooperation 3 Main campus and branch campuses 4 Faculties and research institutes 5 Notable alumni 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

Panoramic view of the university

In 1919, Tan Kah Kee, a notable overseas Chinese businessman, community leader, and philanthropist, donated millions of dollars to establish and endow Amoy University in the city of Xiamen, then known as Amoy. The university was then founded in 1921. Tan transferred administration of Amoy University to the Nationalist government
Nationalist government
in 1937, and the institution became a national university. At the 1926 Sesquicentennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, United States, Xiamen
Xiamen
University was one of five Chinese universities selected to participate in an exhibit on education in China, representing the country's higher education system.[4]

Statue of Mr. Tan Kah Kee, in front of his memorial hall located within Xiamen
Xiamen
University.

Furong Lake

Jiannan Auditorium

Statue of Tan Kinglun, Xiamen
Xiamen
University

In 1938, at the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the university temporarily relocated to Changting in western Fujian. At the end of World War II
World War II
in 1946, Amoy University moved back to Xiamen
Xiamen
and resumed normal operations. In 1952 it became a comprehensive university embracing both arts and science. In 1963, it was designated as a state key university. In the 1970s, the institution's English name was changed to Xiamen University[5] referring to Xiamen, the new English name for Amoy. In 1995, Xiamen
Xiamen
University was included in the list of the 211 Project, a national government initiative to provide increased financial resources for China's most promising universities. In 2000 the university was designated a participating institution in the 985 Project, a national and local government initiative to provide funding for facilities construction and faculty hiring. In September 2017, the 211 Project
211 Project
and 985 Project
985 Project
were replaced by the Double-First Class University Plan, a national government initiative to develop "world-class universities and disciplines" through providing resources for facilities construction and faculty hiring.[6] Xiamen
Xiamen
University was again selected as one of 42 participating institutions. International cooperation[edit] Xiamen
Xiamen
University has maintained a global presence since its creation in 1921, attracting students from overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia. The institution established an "Overseas Correspondence Courses" program in 1956 and accepted its first foreign students in 1981.[7] As of March 2016, Xiamen
Xiamen
University has global exchange and cooperation relationships with over 300 universities.[8] It has established 16 Confucius Institutes with partner institutions in 13 countries.[8] In 2011, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
Wen Jiabao
and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak began high-level discussions about creating a Malaysian branch of Xiamen
Xiamen
University.[9] Subsequently, in 2015 the Xiamen
Xiamen
University Malaysia Campus was established. Known as "XMU Malaysia", the institution has been described as "historic" and is notable as the "first ever large-scale international branch" of a Chinese university.[10] Professor Wang Ruifang was named the first chancellor of XMU Malaysia.[9] On 23 May 2016, Xiamen
Xiamen
University sent a delegation to the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan
Japan
to meet with leadership and professors. The delegation's objective was to discuss the institutions' strategies for commercializing research findings, fostering university-industry collaboration, and encouraging international students to learn about local language and culture.[11] On 18 November 2016, Xiamen
Xiamen
University and Cardiff University
Cardiff University
in Wales, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
initiated a "strategic partnership" including a program for co-supervision of doctoral students, and £1.2 million in seed funding for "collaborative research projects" to benefit the economy of Wales.[12] Subsequently, a delegation from Cardiff University visited the Xiamen
Xiamen
University School of International Relations to explore possible areas of research collaboration and student exchange.[13] Main campus and branch campuses[edit] The main campus of Xiamen
Xiamen
University is located in the Siming District in southwestern Xiamen. It is situated at the foothills of mountains, facing the ocean and surrounded by Xiamen's bay. The campus is picturesque, with beautiful scenery and parks. The main campus is a major tourist attraction in Xiamen, itself a popular tourist destination. The main campus of Xiamen
Xiamen
University has a built area of 2.6 million square meters and its libraries hold 3.5 million volumes. The scope and level of its campus high-speed information network is rated first among all universities in China and has become one of the main nodes of CERNET2. The university also has campuses in Xiang'an district of Xiamen[14][15] and in Zhangzhou, Fujian. In September 2012, Xiamen
Xiamen
University began operations at its Xiang'an Campus, located 34 kilometers from the main campus in Siming District. The three stated goals of the new campus are to provide facilities for "newly developing disciplines and applied subjects" such as bioscience and energy, to establish "innovation platforms for applied sciences", and to house the southern headquarters of the Confucius Institute.[16] Currently, the Xiang'an Campus hosts over 10,000 students and faculty from ten schools: the Overseas Education College (which serves international students), the Medical College, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Public Health, the Nursing Department, the College of Earth Sciences, the College of Environment & Ecology, the School of Energy Research, and the School of Aerospace Engineering.[14] The Xiamen
Xiamen
University Malaysia Campus, or "XMU Malaysia" is a branch of Xiamen
Xiamen
University maintaining close ties with the main campus, although it functions as its own university and has its own admissions office. Faculties and research institutes[edit] As of 1 September 2017, Xiamen
Xiamen
University consisted of 20 schools with 44 departments, along with many key research institutes.

School of Humanities School of Foreign Languages & Cultures School of Journalism & Communication School of Law Tan Kah Kee
Tan Kah Kee
College Xiamen
Xiamen
Academy of International Law[17][18] School of Public Affairs School of Economics Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics School of Management College of Art College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering School of Physics and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering College of Oceanography & Environment School of Life Science School of Information Science & Technology School of Electronic Science &Technology School of Mathematics Software School Medical College School of Architecture and Civil Engineering Overseas Education College Adult Education
Adult Education
College Professional Technical College Internet Education College School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Notable alumni[edit]

Gregory Chow – economist Chen Jingrun
Chen Jingrun
– mathematician Lin Yutang
Lin Yutang
– Chinese writer and inventor Yu Guangzhong
Yu Guangzhong
– Taiwanese writer, poet, educator, and critic Xie Xide
Xie Xide
– president of Fudan University
Fudan University
from 1983 to 1989 Lu Xun
Lu Xun
– writer Raymond Lam
Raymond Lam
– Hong Kong artiste and singer (enrolled for one year, 1996) Faye Wong
Faye Wong
– singer Zhang Gaoli
Zhang Gaoli
– CPC Tianjin
Tianjin
Committee Secretary and member of Politburo of the Communist Party of China Li Wo-shi
Li Wo-shi
– magistrate of Kinmen County

See also[edit]

List of universities in China GU8 Global consortium of 8 universities

References[edit]

^ a b "Hallmarks". Xiamen
Xiamen
University 90th Anniversary Celebration. Xiamen
Xiamen
University. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ https://www.natureindex.com/ ^ "Over 10,000 freshmen register at Xiamen
Xiamen
University - Xinhua English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ " Xiamen
Xiamen
University´s Glorious Historical: Participant in 1926 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
World Expo". ice.xmu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ "Google Books Ngram Viewer: Amoy University, Xiamen
Xiamen
University". Retrieved January 23, 2016.  ^ F_200798. "China to develop 42 world-class universities - People's Daily Online". en.people.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ " Xiamen
Xiamen
University on the global stage". ice.xmu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ a b "Overview". en.xmu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ a b " Xiamen
Xiamen
officially opens - Nation The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ Bevins, Vincent; Phillips, Tom (2017-07-07). "'Going global': China exports soft power with first large-scale university in Malaysia". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ " Xiamen
Xiamen
University delegation visits Tokyo
Tokyo
Tech". Tokyo
Tokyo
Institute of Technology (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ "Cardiff University". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ "School delegation visits partner university in Xiamen". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ a b WOXnews.com (10 August 2012). "Xiang'an campus of Xiamen University to open in September". Whats on Xiamen, Inc.  ^ China Daily (10 April 2011). "Construction of Xiamen
Xiamen
University Xiang'an Campus kicks off". Whats on Xiamen, Inc.  ^ "About Xiang'an Campus". liuxue.xmu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-10.  ^ Aizenstatd, Najman Alexander (Fall 2010). "International Law in China: The Xiamen
Xiamen
Academy of International Law" ( Special
Special
China Issue,). International Law Quarterly, Florida State Bar: 26. SSRN 1724504 .  ^ Xiamen
Xiamen
Academy of International Law Website

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Xiamen
Xiamen
University.

Official website (in English)

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Education

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University Huaqiao University Jimei University Xiamen
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University Tan Kah Kee
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