Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), which was established simultaneously with Xiamen Special Economic Zone, is a provincial public university, offering a wide array of degree programs at the undergraduate levels. It was built and developed under the joint efforts of Xiamen Municipal Government and the Fujian Provincial Government.
Currently, XMUT has a total enrollment of over 14,000 students. Over 11,000 are full-time undergraduate students and 3-year associate degree students (including international students) and part-time adult learners registered with XMUT total 3,000. The University has a full-time faculty of more than 700, among which one is Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 are specially invited professors who are awarded as Chinese Cheung Kong Scholars. Of the full-time faculty and researchers, 32.8% are professors or associate professors, while 70.8% have a master's or Ph.D. degree.
Xiamen University of Technology has two campuses, one in Siming District and the other in Jimei New District. The Siming campus is nestled at the foot of Honeycomb Hill at the south end of Xiamen Island. It borders South Putuo Temple and Xiamen University on the east and overlooks the famous Gulang Islet across Xiamen Harbor. The convenient location and excellent environment both contribute to its fame. Jimei campus, covering an area of over 1000 mu, is newly built in the booming university district of Jimei with modern buildings and advanced facilities. It is opened in 2005. The natural beauty of green hills and blue sea and the structural beauty of the campus have made it an ideal location for learning.
The university comprises 16 departments, which offer 24 bachelor's degree programs and 25 associate bachelor's degree programs in following major disciplines: Arts, Science, Engineering, Business and Administration. Besides these, an Architecture Design Institute, Die Design and Making Center, Space Information Technology Research Institute, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology Research Institute, Information Administration Research Institute, and Technology Transfer Company have been founded. Moreover, over 50 fully equipped labs and engineering research centers have been established.
XMUT attaches great importance to develop close ties with international higher learning institutes and strengthen educational and cultural exchange with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The University has developed a close relation with a good number of overseas counterparts, such as Hong Kong University of Technology, the University of Regina in Canada, the University of Hull in Britain, Kochi University of Technology in Japan, New Zealand University of Technology, Dongeui University of Science and Technology in Korea, Induk Institute of Technology, Taiwan Mingchuan University, Taipei Education University, Kainan University. Corporation dimension and administration have greatly enhanced within these years. Since 1999, some of our students continued their studies towards Bachelor’s degrees or Master’s degrees in corresponding partner institutions in Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan and other countries and areas.
XMUT has enrolled foreign students from their overseas counterparts. Summer camps held jointly with British Council for students from United Kingdom prove to be fruitful, while Chinese Language Advanced Training Class for Korean students has been hosted successfully in XMUT. International professors and instructors teach in XMUT all year long. An International Cooperation School will open soon and it will be an important link between this university and prestigious overseas universities.