The University focuses on hardware construction and software promotion and keeps improving school running conditions. It covers a floor area of 1,309.94 mu (873,293.33 m2) and includes 373,500 m2for school buildings. The whole campus consists of teaching and administrative buildings of 179,300 m2, student dormitories of 173,800 m2, sport fields of 87,600 m2, stadium of 8,400 m2. The University has owned teaching and scientific research instruments worth RMB 106,635,500 yuan, 1,266,000 printed books and 1,973,900 electronic books. It has 436 full-time teachers and 425 part-time teachers, including two State Council Experts for Special Allowance, one nationally outstanding teacher and 16 teachers in total honored as Outstanding Teachers of Fujian Province, Famous Higher Education Teachers of Fujian Province, Fujian “New Century Talents Project”, Academic Leaders of Fujian Province, “New Century Excellent Talents” of Fujian Province and “Outstanding Young Scientific Research Talents Training Program” for Higher Education in Fujian Province. The University attaches importance to supporting and improving teaching with scientific research. It has set up two provincial research institutes of humanities and social sciences: “Zheng Zhenduo and Fujian Coastal Culture Research Center” and “Open Economy & Trade Research Center” and 11 school-level research institutions including “Research Center for Socialism Theory with Chinese Characteristic”. According to Chinese Private Higher Education Research Institute and Research Center for China Science Evaluation, the University ranked 19thin terms of scientific research competitiveness among Chinese private higher education institutions and remained top in Fujian for the second time in 2016.