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    Our city & Our University


    Xiamen, also known as Amoy to the west, is a cozy city located in the southeastern part of China, and has a relaxing coastal charm with a population of 1.3 million. It's a historical harbor city which was founded in the mid-14 century, in the early years of the Ming Dynasty. In the early 1980's, Xiamen was declared as one of China's first Special Economic Zone, taking advantages of the city's heritage as a trading center and the proximity to Taiwan. In 2004 the city won the finals of the world's Human Settlements and Environment Award, "Nations in Bloom". Xiamen is one of China's most attractive and best-maintained resort city, and attracts a large number of foreign and local tourists. The city is easily accessible by air, and there are direct flights from Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. Within China, Xiamen airport is linked to more than 30 domestic airports.

    Xiamen University:

    Xiamen University (XMU), also known as Universitas Amoiensis in Latin, is one of the top universities in China. It was founded in 1921 by Tan Kah-Kee, the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader. As an integrated university, XMU owns a comprehensive branches of discipline as well as many specialized institutes. Economy, counting, chemistry, life science and marine science all win high fame nationwide and even worldwide. The main campus of XMU locates in a picturesque setting between the sea and a scenic mountain, spreading over 150 hectares, and is generally regarded as the most beautiful campus in China.