XMUT is located in Jimei, one of the outer districts of Xiamen city. Xiamen in one of China’s five original Special Economic Zones, and is famous not only for its economic growth but also for its beautiful climate and clean environment. XMUT was founded in 1981, at around the same time as the Special Economic Zone. Its university status was conferred by President Xi Jin Ping when he was governor of Fujian Province. XMUT now has a total of three campuses, with a combined area of more than 120 hectares. In 2013 XMUT had a total enrollment of 21,000 domestic students. In addition, since the 1990s it has hosted hundreds of international students from all over the world. It currently has 1,000 faculty members, including approximately 50 overseas teachers, and offers 63 undergraduate and graduate programs. Xiamen University of Technology is a designated university of Ministry of Education to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students; in the meanwhile, Fujian Government Scholarship and Xiamen University of Technology Scholarship have been established to fund more high-level exceptional international students to study here.