Jiageng complex is named by Tan Kah Kee whose name in Mandarin is Chen Jiageng, the founder of XMU, as well as the outstanding overseas patriot. The complex is designed by the students and teachers of XMU. It is also consisted of five buildings, there is one main building and four subordinate ones.
The complex is around the Furong Lake. The Jiageng building is constructed in the western style, four subordinate buildings stand symmetrically to demonstrate the main building——Song En building. There are red tile roofs and Roman pillars.
In front of the stairs to the Song En building, there are eight pillars, carved with the university motto: “Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection” in eight Chinese Characters.