Minjiang University is a general full-time university of higher learning run by the People's Government of Fujian Province, which was legally approved by the Ministry of Education in 2002. It carries out an educational system which is co-run by the principal and municipal governments but is based on the latter. MJUis now one of the first batches of pilot universities for the education of master degree postgraduates on the basis of serving the special national needs. It is not only a master degree education organization in Fujian but also a pilot school in the province moving towards the application mode. The university is a merger of the original Fuzhou Teachers' College (founded in 1958) and the original Minjiang Vocational University (established in 1984).
The general secretary, Mr. Jinping Xi was President of the original Minjiang Vocational University during his tenure as Party Secretary of Fuzhou Municipal Committee of Chinese Communist Party. The education philosophy of “Seeking not the biggest, but the excellent, but the most adaptable to the social demands”, as well as the objective “To base on Fuzhou, orient to market, focus on quality and highlight application”, which President Xi put forward for Minjiang in those years have now become Minjiang's guiding ideology of running the university.
Situated in Fuzhou, Fujian province, with four campuses in the University Town, on Gong Ye Road, in Hong Tang and in Shou Shan respectively, the university has a total area of 161.84 hectares, 580,800 square meters of school building area and 290,800 square meters of teaching and administration buildings. The total value of teaching and scientific research equipment is now 214 million RMB. The university provides 3.0094 million collections of books (e-books included). Now in MJU, there are over 1,100 full-time teachers and nearly 20,000 full-time students.
The university vigorously carries out international cooperation and exchange, and up to now has signed friendly cooperation agreements with more than 20 overseas colleges and universities. Min-Taiwan cooperation as well as China and foreign joint mode of training applied talents have gained social acceptance, making the university the largest batch delivery of oversea students among Fujian colleges and universities. Besides, MJU has established the Confucius Institute of Brock University in Canada.
No. 200 Xiyuangong Road, Shangjie Town, Minhou County, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province