FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1949
Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is the first formal university of a new type founded by the Communist Party of China on the eve of the founding of the People's Republic of China, for the construction of China's industrial system. DUT is a national key university administrated directly under the Ministry of Education of China, which is also sponsored by Project 211 and Project 985. In September 2017, approved by the State Council, DUT was selected into the "World-class University Construction Plan", category A.
The university faculty includes 4321 teachers (among which 2650 are full-time teachers), 10 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering in full-time faculty, 30 in part-time faculty, 11 members of the Discipline Review Group of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 29 selected in "Thousand Talents Plan", 29 Distinguished Professors and 14 Chair Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 7 Cheung Kong Youth Scholar, 35 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 10 chief scientists of the "973 Project", 2 chief scientists of young scientist special projects of the "973 Project", 15 National candidates of "Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project", 10 Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leaders of Innovative Talent Promotion Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 17 winners of Trans-Century Training Programs Foundation for the Talents of the State Education Commission, 123 selected in the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of the Ministry of Education, 4 winners of National Higher Education Distinguished Teacher Award, 2 winners of Teacher Award in the "Ten Thousand Talents Plan", and 31 winners of Higher Education Distinguished Teacher Award of Liaoning Province, 726 Ph.D. supervisors, 808 professors and 1098 associate professors among full-time faculty members. DUT has now 42,041 full-time students, including over 4,836 Ph. D. students, 10,893 Master students, 25,380 undergraduates and 860 international students. The university also has 3,432 part-time students enrolled in professional master's degree programs. DUT 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. The university has 1 graduate school, 7 faculties (with 1 faculty having 3 independent academic schools), 8 independent academic schools and teaching departments, 3 special schools and 1 independent college. Panjin campus has 1 teaching department and 7 academic schools; Development zone campus has 3 academic schools.
DUT has now established long-term stable collaboration with 209 universities and research institutions in 29 countries and regions. In 2014-2016, the university applied for 34 key projects of the Ministry of Education for recruiting foreign experts and established 6 National Innovation Centers for Introducing Talents of Discipline, for a total funding of 25.286 million yuan, employing 2674 long-term and short-term foreign experts. In order to enhance students' international vision and academic capability, the university actively expands over 150 overseas exchange programs including state funded study abroad, joint training, exchange study, short-term exchange visits and overseas internships. In 2014-2016, a total of 4278 long-term and short-term exchange students were dispatched.
At present, DUT continues to adhere to the fundamental task of setting high moral values and cultivating people, keep the primary mission of educating talents, deepen the comprehensive reform, strengthen characteristics of connotation, and strive to build a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.