Dalian University of Technology

Why Study at Dalian University of Technology, China

Dalian University of Technology (DUT), a national key university under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education, is one of the “211 project" and "985 project" key universities in China. Founded in 1949, Dalian University of Technology is one of the top national universities in China, and is a highly focused science and engineering research and education institution. Dalian University of Technology aims at cultivating talents, promoting the science and technology development, inheriting the long-last tradition and leading the innovative trend. Dalian University of Technology enjoys a good reputation for its rigid management and its good environment for study.

(1) History

Previously known as Dalian University, Dalian University of Technology was founded in 1949. In July 1950, the School of Engineering separated from Dalian University and became Dalian Institute of Technology. Due to the rearrangement of the Ministry of Education to enhance development of education and construction of new born China, several departments, including Electrical Engineering, Physics and Law, were transferred to other universities and institutions. Meanwhile, scholars from other universities came to enlarge the departments of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. The university started to expand right after the rearrangement, attracting more scholars and funding. To ensure future growth, the then-headmaster, Bochuan Qu, strategically moved the university's main campus to the bay area of suburban Dalian.

In October 1960, DIT became one of the 26 key national universities directly under the State Ministry of Education. Graduate School of DIT was established in April 1986. In March 1988, DIT changed its name into current Dalian University of Technology (DUT).

(2) Discipline and programs

Dalian University of Technology keeps the education of talents as its primary mission and attaches equal importance to undergraduate and graduate programs. It has formed a multi-disciplinary system which focuses on science and engineering and coordinates science, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy and arts. It has now 260 Master Degree Programs, 155 Doctoral Programs, 24 Post-Doctoral research centers and 23 National Key Disciplines. Dalian University of Technology has now over 34,700 full-time students, including over 3,700 Ph. D. students, 9,600 Master students, 20,700 undergraduates and more than 700 international students.

(3) Academic facilities and scientific research

Currently, the total number of Dalian University of Technology staff is 3762, including 649 professors and 1153 associate professors. The libraries of DUT has more than 3.047 million books, with more than 58000 Chinese and foreign electronic journals. Dalian University of Technology is the home to three national key laboratories, three national-level Engineering Research Centers, one national-level Engineering Laboratory, one National University Science Park, one national-level Technology Transfer Center, five Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 17 Provincial Key Laboratories, four Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, and 15 engineering (Technology) research centers of Liaoning Province. 

(4) Great achievements 

Since 2001, Dalian University of Technology has won a total of 42 national awards for scientific and technological achievements, 407 ministerial and provincial awards for scientific and technological achievements. Since 2012, Dalian University of Technology has been awarded 2 outstanding Chinese patents as the first owner’s affiliation. In 2012, about 1891documents has been cited into SCIE, including 1875 papers, ranking 15th of all universities in China. There are more than 1880 papers have been cited into EI, ranking the 7th of all universities in China.

(5) Communication and international cooperation

Dalian University of Technology has built steady long-term relationships with 192 universities and research institutes in 27 countries and regions from all over the world, such as Technische Universitaet München in Germany, Durham University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ghent University, Technical University of Denmark and etc. 339 well-known foreign scholars and professors are hired for researching and lecturing. In recent years, academic exchange oversea amounts more than 1600 times every year. Until now, there are more than 700 international students studying at Dalian University of Technology. 


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