Huaqiao University has been dedicated to serving the local social, economic and cultural development as well as the development of local leading industries and leading enterprises by giving full play of its comprehensive advantages of multi-disciplines while combining the needs of economic and cultural development in Fujian. Xiamen Engineering Technology Research Institute, Quanzhou Institute of Science and Technology and Social Development, Institute of Urban Construction and Economic Development, Industrial Design and Research Institute, Industry-Academia-Research Base at Software Park and other institutions and platforms have been set up to encourage the development of basic research and applied technology of relevant industries in the Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone (WTSEZ), carry out major technical research and project promotion, and promote the enterprise technological innovation and upgrade. Currently the university has become a major booster and engine for the economic and social development of the WTSEZ by working in industry-academia-research collaboration with several hundred enterprises, including Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd., Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd., Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd., Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co., Ltd., Xiamen Knano Graphene Technology Co., Ltd., Fujian Xunxing Zipper Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Fujian Peak Group Co., Ltd., CHIAUS (Fujian) Industrial Development Co., Ltd., China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd., etc.
The university has been actively involved in various docking meetings at national, provincial and municipal levels, such as the 1st Scientific and Technological Achievements Fair for Institutions of Higher Education in China, the 19th China International High-Tech Achievements Fair, the China Taiwan Straits Project Achievements Fair (the 6.18) for 15 consecutive years and the Taiwan Straits (Xiamen) Cultural Industry Expo & Fair for 10 consecutive years. Through an overall display and introduction of scientific and technological achievements and projects, the university has played an active role in the innovative uses of science and technology, the talent training and the combination of the efforts from industry, academia and research.