Since its founding, in 1921, Xiamen University has produced more than 300,000 undergraduates and graduates. Over 60 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) have studied or worked at Xiamen University. Xiamen University has 6 academic divisions consisting of 29 schools and 15 research institutes. Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 240 institutions of higher education at home and abroad. Xiamen University promotes teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China. It has co-established 15 Confucius Institutes with universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.