Bringing into full play the leadership role of its well-established disciplines, an academic arrangement has been structured of first-rate Art, advanced Science, and featured Engineering. A balanced and coordinated development of this wide spectrum of disciplines has given FNU a distinct identity as a multi-disciplinary comprehensive university. Academic programs cover 11 subjects in literature, history, philosophy, physics, engineering, pedagogy, economics, law, business management, agriculture, and art. The University has one state key discipline, nine provincial peak disciplines, 13 plateau disciplines, 18 post-doctoral research centers, 21 primary discipline doctoral programs, 34 primary discipline master programs, and 19 professional master programs. In the fourth-round national evaluation of university disciplines, 3 of the FNU disciplines entered Class A and another 12 were listed Class B, ranking first both in the number of Class-A disciplines and the number of Top-Class disciplines in Fujian Province. In the national spectrum, FNU is tied for 45th place in Class-A disciplines.
The 21st century Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Fujian's adjacency to Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao gives FNU an edge in the development of its international exchanges and cooperation. So far the University has established friendly and cooperative relations with more than 110 universities and institutions in the USA, UK, Australia, etc. and with UNESCO. Real cooperation with over 40 universities in Taiwan have been launched as well. Teaching Chinese as a foreign language is another proud achievement FNU has made in recent years. To date 954 volunteers in 17 groups have been sent to 26 countries (the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.), two Confucius Institutes established in collaboration with the Angeles University Foundation of the Philippines and Al Azhar Indonesia University respectively, and one Confucius classroom opened with the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, USA.