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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 21, 2019

1. Higher education

Xiamen is home to 16 junior colleges and universities, including Xiamen University, Huaqiao University, Jimei University, and Xiamen University of technology. These schools enrolled 50,000 new students at the beginning of 2018, with the total number of students and graduates reaching 162,500 and 41,800, respectively. During the 2018-2019 school year, 19,400 graduate students were enrolled.

2. Vocational education

Xiamen has 20 municipal secondary vocational schools with 41,100 students, providing a multi-faceted workforce which can meet the demands of diverse industries.

3. Scientific research institutes

Institution typesAmount
High-tech enterprises1,626
Little tech giants enterprises692
Technology Business Incubators28
National, provincial and municipal key laboratories130
Engineering technology research centers129
Enterprises' technology centers165
Enterprises' postdoctoral working stations28

4. Wages

In 2017, the average monthly wage of non-private employees in urban areas was 6,288 yuan ($911) and the monthly minimum wage standard is 1,700 yuan, effective July 1, 2017.

5. Social security

Xiamen social security and housing provident fund rate

Corporate commitment ratio
Endowment insurance12%
Medical insurance3% or 6%
Unemployment insurance0.5%
Maternity insurance0.7%
Employment injury insuranceAround 0.34%
Housing provident fund5%-12%

(Source: Xiamen human resources and social security bureau, Xiamen housing provident fund management center)