Xiamen University (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese; pinyin: Xiàmén Dàxué; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g Toā-o̍h), colloquially known as Xia Da (Chinese: ) in Mandarin Chinese or Ha Tai (Chinese; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hā Tāi) in Xiamen dialect, is a public university in Xiamen, Fujian, with strengths in economics and management, fine arts, law, chemistry, journalism, communication, and mathematics.
Xiamen was the first university in China founded by a member of the overseas Chinese diaspora. It is now a well-ranked (top 50) university directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and recognized as one of the 36 “Class A” institutions in the Double First Class University Plan, a government initiative to cultivate a group of elite Chinese universities into “world-class” institutions.
As of September 2017, the university’s entering class is over 10,000 first-year students.
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