XIAMEN Medical University (XMU) CHINA
Xiamen University, founded in 1921 by tan kah kee, the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader, as the first university in china founded by an overseas. Xiamen University is a key comprehensive university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of china, and ranked in the top 16th of the over 2000 university and colleges in china. Xiamen University is a first class, comprehensive university with extensive international influence. The university lies between the foot of green hills and the blue sea. With its campus on either side of Xiamen bay, Xiamen University is proud of its reputation as having the most beautiful university campuses in china, even in Asia.
The university has a strong team of academic and administrative staff, making it possible to provide a full range of educational programmes. The Xiamen University covers 25 school or colleges consisting of 64 departments, together with 10 research institutes and centers. The university offers 82 undergraduates programmes, 279 graduate programmes, and 185 PhD programmes. The university has first class staff including over 2,475 full time academic and research staff, of whom 22 are academicians of the China Academy of Engineering. The university is proactive in bringing in high level professionals from overseas, who, in conjunction with those with a PhD from an overseas university are playing an increasingly important role. The university has a current total enrolment of over 38,000 full-time student, including over 2,500 overseas student on 3 campuses with an area of over 600 hectares. Over recent years, as Xiamen University has worked to become more international, it has established co operative ties with over 170 institutions of higher education both at home and abroad. It has formed a multi lateral co operative relationship with seven other universities around the world by signing of the agreement on the global U7 consortium in 2004. Xiamen University has set up 13 Confucius Institutes around the world which play an important role in promoting international cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. They include the Confucius institutes at San Diego State university and at Delaware University in the USA, at the University at Cardiff in the UK, at University Trier in Germany, and at L Uniersite Paris oust Nanterre La defense in France