Jimei University, one of the key universities in Fujian Province, is a multi-disciplined university with a history of 98 years. Located in Jimei Schools Village, Jimei University was founded by the famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader. Mr. Chen Jiageng(Tan Kah-Kee). Now, Currently it has more than 27,000 students and over 1500 faculty members consisting of 200 professors and 570 associate professors.
Jimei University is one of the earliest universities of its kind in Fujian Province entitled to enroll international students, students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese students. It has 21 colleges with 69 undergraduate programs in nine disciplines, i.e. Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Administration, Education, Science, Literature, Law and Fine Arts. The university also confers master and doctoral degree programs, forming a complete educational system from preparatory courses to degree programs including bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The hallmark and mainstay of these degrees are majors such as Nautical Navigation, Marine Engineering and Fisheries.In 2009, according to China Discipline Ranking (CDR) by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center, the discipline of Fisheries ranked No. 5 and the Marine Engineering ranked No. 9 in China.
Jimei University puts much emphasis on its international exchanges and cooperation. It has carried out a wide range of academic exchanges and research cooperation with more than 100 universities and research institutions in more than 20 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.
The University’s campus spans over 153 hectares with a floor space of over 1,000,000 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, making it the only awarded university project in China. Moreover, the natural scenery with unique architecture on campus and the pleasant climate attract numerous candidates at home and from abroad.
The University’s motto of“Sincerity and Perseverance”is a precious spiritual heritage handed down by Mr. Chen Jiageng, founder of Jimei Schools, which has undergone a long and glorious history and enjoys great fame far and wide.
The establishment of Fujian’s free trade zone provides a new opportunity for further development of Jimei University. Being distinctive and armed with stronger international competitiveness and higher academic research level, the University will always strive itself to be a multi-university or“multiversity”that is open to the world.