Jimei University is a key university located in Xiamen City, Fujian Province. It is jointly constructed by the Ministry of Transport, the State Oceanic Administration, the Fujian Provincial Government and the Xiamen Municipal Government. The University enrolls students from all over the country as well as from the overseas. Currently, there are 27,000 plus enrollees, of which more than 25,000 are full-time undergraduate students. There are over 1,400 who are pursuing master’s degrees and postgraduate studies. The University also offers doctorate degree programs.
Jimei University has a long history of one hundred years. Its origin can be traced back to Jimei Normal School, founded in 1918 by Chen Jiageng (Tan Kah Kee), a famous Chinese patriotic leader overseas. Two years later, the Fisheries and Business divisions of Jimei School were founded. The University’s philosophy of cultivating talent combined with sincerity and perseverance reflects the spirit and values advocated by Chen Jiageng. Over the years, it has become a highly reputable institution and continues to develop and grow.