Founded in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, a Chinese patriotic expatriate businessman in Singapore, the university has been perennially regarded as one of the top academic institutions in Southern China, with strengths in mathematics, chemistry, oceanography, economics, management, law, communication and political science.
Xiamen University is designated as a Class A Double First Class University of the national Double First Class University Plan, also a part of the former Project 985 and Project 211. As of 2020, the university hosts over 40,000 students on its 4 campuses and 6 academic divisions.
Reputation and Rankings
Xiamen University has been consistently regarded as one of the top academic institutions in Southern China, with strengths in economics and management, fine arts, law, chemistry, journalism, communication, mathematics and political science. Among global university rankings, Xiamen University is ranked 422nd equal by the 2023 QS World University Rankings, 401-500th by the 2022 world university rankings of the Times Higher Education, 278th by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report (Best Global Universities Rankings) and 201-300th worldwide by the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.