Jimei University is a provincial multi-disciplinary university in Fujian Province. It is a key university in the province. The Ministry of Transport and Fujian Province jointly establish universities and doctoral degrees. The famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader Chen Jiageng founded the Jimei Normal School in 1918. In 1994, he merged and formed Jimei University on the basis of five universities including the former Jimei Maritime Academy, Jimei Finance and Economics College and Jimei Higher Teachers College.