The College of the Environment and Ecology (CEE) at Xiamen University (XMU) was founded on March 2011, on the basis of the Institute of Environmental Sciences established in 1982, and former Departments of Botany/Zoology established in 1922. It consists of three academic departments, Department of Ecology, Department of Environmental Science, and Department of Ecological Engineering for Environmental Sustainability. CEE offers Bachelor, Masters and PhD degree programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management as well as Ecology, respectively. We also host post-doctoral programs. In addition, Environmental Science is listed among the National Key Disciplines. Since 2012, Environment Science and Ecology at XMU has been ranked the top 1% world-wide by Essential Science Indicators. In 2017, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, and National Development and Reform Commission jointly released the "Double First-class" plan with the aim of developing a group of world-class higher education institutions and disciplines, and XMU is listed among the 36 Type A universities under this plan. Ecology at XMU entered the national First-class Disciplines supporting list.