A Brief Introduction to Jimei University
Jimei University, one of the key universities in Fujian Province, is a multi-disciplined university with a history of over 90 years. Located in Jimei School Village founded by the famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah-Kee (Chen Jiageng), Jimei University has now a student population of more than 26,000 and a faculty of over 1500 among whom, over 200 are professors and 580 associate professors.
Jimei University is one of the earlier universities of its kind in Fujian Province entitled to enroll international students including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese students. It has under it 20 colleges with 2 doctoral programs, 56 postgraduate programs, 2 course master programs in 10 fields and 66 undergraduate programs in nine disciplines, i.e. Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Administration, Pedagogy, Science, Literature, Law and Arts, forming a complete educational system from preparatory course to degree education of bachelor, master and doctor with maritime majors such as nautical navigation, marine engineering and Fisheries as its hallmark and mainstay.
The University has an area of more than 153 hectares, with a floor space of over 1,020,000 square meters. In 2009 its new campus area was awarded as one of “China’s Top 100 Construction Projects” over the 60 years since the founding of the PRC, the only one in all the universities in China. The university library, with a 10G Ethernet to the campus network, has a collection of more than 2.28 million titles, as well as over 2,800 newspapers and magazines in both Chinese and foreign languages. The library has also a Digital Information Retrieval Center. There are 5 open-air stadiums, 3 standard swimming pools, a number of up-to-date tennis courts and well-equipped stadiums, a student center and other facilities as well, which provide students with spaces for studying, physical training and entertainment. What’s more, the picturesque scenery with unique architecture on the campus and the pleasant climate are attractive to the numerous candidates at home and abroad.
The University’s motto of “Sincerity and Perseverance” is the precious spiritual heritage handed down by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, founder of Jimei Schools which have undergone a long and glorious developing process and enjoy great fame far and wide. Ready to take all challenges, Jimei University, the leading educational institution of Jimei schools, is now making further efforts in exploration and innovation aiming at cultivating competent, innovative talents with sound fundamental trainings and a wide range of knowledge.