by Razak Aviyoor

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 10:38 AM


Founded in 1924, Xinjiang University (XJU) is the oldest university in Xinjiang, with a wide range of academic disciplines offered at the university. Xinjiang University is recognized nationally as a comprehensive university and is one of the national "211 Project" universities (a system of accreditation for universities) in China. In 2000, XJU was listed as a comprehensive university for further development in the Great West Project of China. In 2004, XJU became a university sponsored by both the MOE and the government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. With preponderant subjects in regional studies, XJU was chosen as one of the project universities of USCO in 2010. XJU has three campuses covering an area of about 730 acres and buildings totaling 1,000,000 square meters.


History has seen various administrations established in Xinjiang. The Xinjiang region was under the rule of Xiyuduhu in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.), the rule of Beiting and Anxi in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), administered by Alimali and Bieshibali Provincial authorities of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The Imperial Government of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), after suppressing the rebellion in the western frontier, named the region "Xinjiang" meaning the new frontier area where a rebellion has just been put down and set up the administration of Jiangjunfu in Ili. Xinjiang, as a  province of China, was set up by the Qing Imperial Government in 1884. After Chinese Communist Party took over China (1949), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was proclaimed in 1955.

Academic Strength

Approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 1998, XJMU has officially developed into a large and comprehensive medical university for teaching, treatment, and expert scientific research.

There are also 800+ international students, as well as 7,301 students studying at the School of Continuing Education. Xinjiang Medical University attaches great importance to the development of teaching staff and takes great measures in developing and strengthening them. The staff and teaching faculty is made up of more than 15,070 people, among them, 914 are academic teachers and 977 are clinical teachers. There are 207 professors and 601 associated professors. 

XJMU has 6 affiliated hospitals containing 5,707 beds and 3 Non-affiliated hospitals. At present, our techniques in performing liver transplants, in-vitro fertilization, lung transplants, heart transplants, kidney transplants, coronary artery bypass grafting, bone marrow transplants, PTCA (percutaneous translational coronary angioplasty) and other difficult operations are equal to international standards. There are 5 key subjects at the regional level, one key laboratory supported by provincial government and Ministry of Education, and 2 key laboratories in the fields of molecular biology and hydatid disease. There are also 10 research institutes at the regional level. Furthermore, with the support of more than 40 Hospitals for Medical Practice located all around the Xinjiang region, the XJMU offers the medical apprenticeship in various fields with advanced research opportunities, which has been benefiting our students substantially.

XJMU is also recognized as one of the largest colleges in terms of international education in China. Initialised in 1992, the International Education Programme began to recruit foreign undergraduate students in a large-scale, most of whom came from Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Russian, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Korea. XJMU admits 150 new overseas students every year. At present, 560 overseas students are studying for their bachelors, masters and doctorate degree at XJMU. Students from all countries are all warmly welcome to XJMU.