Xinjiang Medical University (XMU) formerly the Xinjiang Medical College, is a medical university in Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It was ratified by the National Ministry of Education in 1998 and entitled by Jiang Zemin. The curriculum places a particular emphasis on medicine, management and linguistics, with the university facilitating 25 specialties for undergraduate students and 17 specialties for academic education. Over 50,000 students have been educated at XMU. In 2010, 13,100 students were enrolled at the university, with 5,405 people employed in teaching positions. XMU is at the base of Carp Hill in northeast Ürümqi and consists of a campus that is over 3 million square feet.