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Xiamen University International Exchange!
XMU Links: Xiamen University Office of International Exchange Foreign Affairs hire foreign teachersOfc. of Int'l Exchange (ICE)Teach! Overseas Education College Study Mandarin Chinese in class or with tutors or study Minnan South Fujian Dialect Overseas Educ. Collegee  Study! Xiamen University China Studies ProgramCSP China Studies Program  Numerous International Exchange Programs with Xiamen University International ExchangesInternational Exchanges Xiamen University GuideXMU's Many Firsts! Xiamen University Management College Economics College MBA Center Accounting StatisticsMBA Center (China's 1st MBAs) Xiamen University Library loan and exchange policiesXMU Library Xiamen University Chinese European Art Center Holland Dutch Ineke  GudmundssonChinese-European Art Center Xiamen University Foundation College FCXM  United Kingdom Ireland France Canada XMU Foundation College Xiamen University GuideXiada Today! Tour Xiamen University Guide over 100 locations, sites, background Tour XMU!   Xiamen University Office of International Exchange Foreign Affairs hire foreign teachers104 XMU Sites!
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XMU – An International University

News Flash! “In September last year, XMU had the great honor of welcoming His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Following the great initiative proposed by His Excellency to set up a Malay Studies Program in XMU, XMU stressed its full commitment to this proposal.” Common Talk, Xiamen Daily, Nov. 17, 2004

Pioneer in Education for ForeignersBoth on and off Campus
In this Internet Age, many schools across the globe are offering quality online degrees, but XMU pioneered distance education in 1956—decades before the rest of the world! Over the past 50 years, XMU has taught over 30,000 overseas correspondence students from 100+ countries and regions.
We also pioneered on-campus education for foreigners in China, and now have over 1,600 resident students, from 50+ countries and regions, studying everything from Minnan Dialect to Acupuncture.

Exchange & Cooperative Programs
XMU has over 100 sister universities and close ties with over 80 higher education institutes in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, France, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Israel, as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. Cooperative foreign institutes include South Ko-rea’s Inha Univ., France’s LeHavre Univ., the United States’ Univ. of Rhode Island and Univ. of Washington, Australia’s RMIT (Royal Melbourne Insti-tute of Technology), and Israel’s Haifa Univ.
Over 100 XMU scholars go abroad each year through faculty exchange programs with such institutes as the Univ. of Illinois and Calvin College in the USA, the Univ. of Amsterdam in Holland, Soka Univ. in Japan, Ateneo de Univ. de Manila in the Philippines, and Inha Univ. in Korea.

Our numerous joint programs with foreign institutes include an envi-ronmental program with the Univ. of San Francisco, and an innovative me-dia arts program with the U.K.’s Univ. of Luton. Students complete two years in XMU, one year in Luton, and receive two bachelor degrees, one from each university (and can stay another year in Luton to complete a mas-ters in media arts). XMU is also exploring further projects with Curtin Technology Univ. in Australia, Oxford Brooks Univ., Sussex Univ., and Newcastle Univ. upon Tyon in the U.K., and Saint Mary’s Univ. in Canada.
We are not only sending our students all over the world but bringing the world’s students to XMU with innovative programs.

The World Comes to XMU Since the 1980s XMU has invited over 3000 foreign scholars to teach, lecture, or engage in research. Our foreign experts teach undergrad and grad courses in English, Russian, Japanese cul-ture and language, Japanese history, history of modern and classical foreign literature, literary criticism of American and British literature, Western cul-ture, management, economics, etc.—the list grows each semester. We’ve even had Michael Dell lecture a couple of times, and granted him the title of Honorary Professor (not bad for a man who never finished college!).

On XMU one often encounters groups of foreign college students and teenagers participating in the numerous cross-cultural activities hosted by our campus. For example:

The Xavier China Experience (XCE) held at XMU each semester of-fers junior high students from the Philippines a six-week crash course in Chinese language and culture. 280 students participated in 2004.

The China Studies Program (CSP), hosted by the Overseas Education College (OEC), is sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Uni-versities in Washington, D.C., and has students from colleges throughout the U.S. (CSP is introduced later in this chapter).

The 4th Cross-Straits University Students’ “South Fujian Culture Study” Summer Camp was hosted by XMU in the summer of 2005. Sixty students from eight Taiwanese universities spent nine days studying South Fujian culture through classroom activities and on-site tours to places of his-torical and cultural interest.

Popular Host of International Conferences With our beautiful sea-side campus and mild climate, XMU is a popular venue for conferences. In fact, since 1995 we’ve hosted over 100 key international and regional aca-demic conferences, such as the STATPHYS 19 and ISE 46 conventions.

A Sample Year of XMU International Conferences
(March 2004-March 2005
我校举办国际1学术会议一览表, 04年 3月-05年3月

March 2004 2nd Intl. Society of Electrochemistry 第二届国际电化学会春季会议 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College化学化工学院

March 2004 China and S.E. Asia Challenges, Opportunities and the Recon-struction of S.E. Asian Chinese Ethnic Capital 中国和东南亚之间华人资本的流动Center for S.E. Asian Studies 南洋研究院

March 2004 Symposium on the Suffix of the Noun, a Comparative-study Plan on the Dialects of the Southeast of China.国东南部方言比较研究计划之名词词尾国际研讨会 School of Humanities 人文学院

March 2004 Seminar on Cambridge Phenomenon of Science 大学科技园之剑桥现象高级研讨班

April 2004 Tenth Annual Conference of Assoc. of Chinese Social History and the Intl. Conference on Ritual, Custom, and Social Order 第十届中国社会史学会年暨“礼仪、习俗与社会秩序”国际学术研讨会 School of Humanities 人文学院

June 2004 Intl. Symposium on Economy Globalization and China Economy Development 经济全球化与中国经济发展国际研讨会 School of Economics 经济学院

July 2004 The Second Seminar on the Development of Cross-strait Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology and Medicine 第二届海峡化学生物学与

August 2004 Cross-strait Symposium on Taiwan History 海峡两岸台湾史研讨会 Taiwan Research Institute 台湾研究院

August 2004 Academic Symposium on History and Culture of Hakka, 客家历史文化学术研讨会 School of Humanities 人文学院
8.2004 Cross-strait Symposium on Rent Taxation 海峡两岸租税学术研讨会 School of Economics 经济学院

September 2004 China and S.E. Asia Challenges, opportunities and the reconstruction of S.E. Asian Chinese ethnic capital 东南亚华人资本在中国与东南亚的流动 Center for S.E.Asian Studies 南洋研究院

October 2004 2nd Intl. Conference on Environmental Concerns 第二届关于环境问题的国际会议 College of Oceanography and Environmental Science 海洋与环境学院

October 2004 4th Intl. Symposium on Accounting & Finance 第四届会计与财务问题国际研讨会 School of Mgmt. 管理学院

October 2004 Sino-French Symposium for Advanced Chemistry and its Appli-cations 中法先进化学与应用学术研讨会 Chemistry & Chemical Engineering College 化学化工学院

October 2004 The First Annual China Finance Conference 首届中国金融学年会 School of Economics 经济学院

November 2004 International Economic Law and China in Its Economic Transi-tion 国际经济法与经济转型期的中国 School of Law 法学院

November 2004 International Symposium on Baiyue Culture 百越文化国际学术研讨会 School of Humanities 人文学院

December 2004 International Symposium on Comparative Study of China and Japan 中日比较研究国际学术研讨会 School of Foreign Languages and OEC 外文学院和海外教育学院

December 2004 Intl. Symposium on Hakka Dialect 客家方言国际学术研讨会 School of Humanities 人文学院

December 2005 1st Cross-strait Symposium on Russian Language Teaching and Research 首届“海峡两岸俄语教学与研究学术讨论会” School of Foreign Languages 外文学院

March 2005 Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China “海洋法的新发展与中国”国际学术会议 School of Law 法学院

Etc. Etc.!

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