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Jimei University
Zone:East China
Address:No.185 Yinjiang Rd.Jmei District,XIAMEN 361021
Institution (Private/Public):Public
Year Founded:1996
Started Semester: September
School Advantages
Jimei University, approved by the Ministry of Education, is a key provincial multi-disciplined university which was combined into one from five individual institutes and colleges in Jimei Schools Village, namely, Jimei Navigation Institute, Xiamen Fisheries College, Fujian Physical Education College, Jimei Finance and Economics Institute, and Jimei Teachers College in October 1994. Jimei University is located in Jimei Schools Village, the birthplace of a famous overseas Chinese patriotic leader Mr. Chen Jiageng (Mr. Tan Kah Kee ), in Xiamen Special Economic Zone(SEZ). It boasts beautiful scenery and a favorable climate. The splendid university campus, surrounded by clean waters and green mountains, attracts thousands of learners from every corner of the country. At present, Jimei University is made up of 20 colleges/institutes, namely, Navigation Institute, Marine Engineering Institute, Fisheries College, Bio-tech Engineering College, Physical Education College, Finance & Economics College, Teachers Education College, School of Business Administration, Art Education College, Information Technology College, Computer Science College, Mechanical Engineering College, College of Sciences, Foreign Languages College, Engineering Technology College, Professional Maritime Education College, Adult Education College, Overseas Education College, Chengyi College, School of Political Science and Law, School of Chinese Language and Literature. The University offers 19 master’s degree programs and 60 bachelor’s degree programs, covering eight areas: economics, law, pedagogy, literature, natural science, mechanical engineering, agronomy and business administration. Up to September 2008, Jimei University has over 40,000 full-time students and over 2600 staff members, of which there are over 500 professors and associate professors. Jimei University covers an area of 2329 mu (nearly 135 hectares), with a floor space of 1 million square meters. Its library contains more than 2.7 million books. Jimei University has gained the strong support and much attention from the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council. Former President Jiang Zemin personally wrote the name of Jimei University and inscribed for the University “Enhance the patriotic spirit of Mr. Chen Jiageng and vitalize the Education of China”. Former premier Li Peng also presented some inscriptions to the university. Former vice-premier Li Lanqing cut the ribbon at the inauguration ceremony and has returned to the university on several occasions to give some suggestions on school reform and development. In September 1996, under the support of governments at all levels and people from all walks of life, the Jimei University Board was established. The chairman of CPPCC Mr. Jia Qinglin,is the consultant to the Board.The Secretary General of CPC of Fujian Province holds the post of honorary chairman of the Board and the Governor of Fujian Province is the chairman of the Board. The motto of Jimei University is “Sincerity and Fortitude” which is the cherished spiritual inheritance left by the founder of Jimei Schools Village, Mr. Chen Jiageng. Jimei Schools Village, with a glorious history of 90 years, enjoys a high reputation at home and abroad. Presently Jimei University has been conducting research on how it can meet the challenges of the 21st century. Its aim is to cultivate high quality education which will turn out personnel who can meet the growing needs of China.
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University Profile
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.