FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1960
Huaqiao University (HQU) was established in 1960 by the Chinese central government in Quanzhou, the starting point of the Ancient Maritime Silk Road, for the education of overseas Chinese. The first president of HQU was Mr. LIAO Chengzhi, an outstanding social activist and senior state leader of China. In 2004, a landmark decision was made to build a second campus in Xiamen, one of China’s four earliest special economic zones, widely known as "a beautiful garden on the sea", and the campus was inaugurated in 2006.
For more than half a century, HQU has developed into a comprehensive institution of higher education, capable of different levels of program offerings in 12 disciplines - philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, management and arts. Academic schools and research units have been supporting numerous projects funded by both government and industries, serving for local and national development.
Internationalization is nothing new at HQU. Student-body diversity has been the feature of the University since 1960. Now the University enrols students from over 50 countries and regions and is one of the universities in China's mainland with largest international student population. Meanwhile, with a strong commitment to serving overseas Chinese and promoting Chinese culture, HQU has a comparative strength in Chinese language and culture education.
Facts & Figures:
• Students on Campus: 31,000
Overseas Students (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan included): 4,600
• Faculty: 1,700
• Colleges/ Schools: 28
• Quanzhou Campus: 230 acres/ 92.8 hectares
• Staff: 900
• Research Units: 195
• Xiamen Campus: 311 acres/ 125.8 hectares
Rankings in China's mainland:
• Shanghai Ranking (2018): 86
International Students as a Percentage of Total Students: 4
• Nature Index (2018): 74
• Times Higher Education (2018): 59
• 3 disciplines rank 1% by ESI globally: Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science
• Quality of incoming students: Top 10%
• University Sports Competition Ranking (People's network & FUSC, 2016): 10
• 1,237 higher education institutes in China's mainland offering degree programs (Ministry of Education of
Above data updated as of June 2018, unless otherwise noted.