Xiamen University's main campus is located in Siming District, southwestern Xiamen. Located at the foot of the green mountains, facing the blue ocean and surrounded by Xiamen bay. The main campus is picturesque with beautiful scenery and parks, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the heavily-touristed Xiamen. The university also has campuses at Jimei and Zhangzhou.
Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a famous overseas Chinese patriot, who was acclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong as the banner of the overseas Chinese and the glory of the nation. It is the first university founded by an oversea Chinese in China's modern education history, as well as one of the key high-level university in China.