A public college founded and growing simultaneously with Xiamen Special Economic Zone, XMUT was later upgraded to a public university of technology by the decision issued by President Xi Jinping, then Governor of Fujian. The past three decades has witnessed our fast growth. A college for first-line professionals for Xiamen Special Economic Zone in its first years, XMUT is today a provincial first-tier university with global ambitions and reach.
Our mission is to help students develop and apply knowledge, skills and abilities for real world success through competency-based and industry-informed learning and teaching. Altogether, XMUT offers 56 undergraduate and graduate programs so designed to a student body of 21,000, including international students from more than 10 countries.
XMUT has a strong and diverse cohort of faculty members with established industry experience or overseas study/work experience to ensure that our students are exposed to an industry-informed learning environment with forefront knowledge and information from the industry and the world. A few of the faculty members are professors or lecturers from universities outside China whose input into curriculum development and class design facilitates the development and internationalization of our teaching standard.
Internationalization is at the core of the strategic plan of XMUT to advance the quality of education and research. This strategy has been well implemented through the development and operation of an array of international collaborative programs with our high-quality partner universities abroad, which include University of Texas at Austin (US), University of Missouri (US), University of Alabama (US), Newcastle University (UK), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and University of Regina (Canada). The international collaborative programs take various forms to cater to the needs of faculty and students from different backgrounds, which range from joint programs to articulation programs, exchange students programs, study tours and/or field studies that allow participants to do part of their study in universities overseas.
XMUT is faithful to our commitment to serving the needs of the industry and community in the region and beyond through academic and applied research excellence. We reach out to make a productive cooperation partner with prestigious institutions overseas. The student attainment, research achievement and international collaboration growth has earned XMUT the status as a first-tier university in Fujian Province.