Dalian University of Technology
|Dalian University of Technology|
|Motto||团结 进取 求实 创新|
|Motto in English||Unity, Enterprise, Reality and Innovation|
|President||Prof. Shen Changyu|
|Location||Dalian, Liaoning, People's Republic of China|
|Colors||Blue and White|
Dalian University of Technology (DUT) (simplified Chinese: 大连理工大学; traditional Chinese: 大連理工大學; pinyin: Dàlián Lǐgōng Dàxué), colloquially known in Chinese as Dagong (大工, Dàgōng), is a public research university located in Dalian and Panjin, Liaoning, People's Republic of China. DUT, previously renowned as one of the Big Four Institutes of Technology, is among China's top universities for engineering and technology. It is also one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of China.
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As the largest institution of higher education in Liaoning Province in terms of student enrollment, Dalian University of Technology (abbreviated as DUT or DLUT) is known in China for its rigorous training in engineering and science. Its ranking in Engineering programs is usually in the top 10 of the nation. The university also offers programs in business, liberal arts, and management. It has 19 schools, 54 bachelor's degree programs, 147 master degree programs, and 107 doctorate degree programs.
With the support of “the 985 Project” and “the 211 Project” funded by the State Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province, and Dalian City, DUT is engaged in grasping the historic opportunity of rejuvenating the old northeast industrial base and carrying out a talent-training strategy in the hope of building DUT into a world-famous research-oriented university.
Previously known as Dalian University, DUT was founded in 1949. In July 1950, the School of Engineering separated from Dalian University and became Dalian Institute of Technology(DIT). 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).
DUT was a pioneer in China's MBA education. Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit to the United States initiated hundreds of joint research projects and cooperative programs under the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology. Among them, one is important in terms of influencing the development of China's MBA education. It is a cooperative management training agreement reached between the Chinese government and the United States's Department of Commerce in 1984, which resulted in a National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development being established at the coastal city of Dalian. This Dalian-based program taught Chinese students MBA courses offered by State University of New York at Buffalo, complemented by subjects relating to China's enterprise management practice delivered by the then Dalian Institute of Technology.
DUT experienced consistent growth of over half a century, and having gone through the persistent efforts of several generations, DUT has developed into a comprehensive university with a primary emphasis still on science and technology.
In 2007, Dalian Institute of Semiconductor Technology(DIST) was jointly set up by Intel, Dalian's municipal government, and Dalian University of Technology, and managed by the university. Intel donated an 8-inch chip producing assembly line to DUT, with a total value of 36-million-US-dollar. The establishment of the Institute made DUT the most advanced base in China in terms of training integrated circuit talents.
DUT is the home to three national key laboratories, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals and the home to three Education Ministry Key Laboratories, Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams, Key Laboratory of Technology Precision and Non-traditional Machining and Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Technology. It also owns one National-level Technical Transfer Center.
There are eight members of Chinese Academy of Engineering or of Sciences and 26 Changjiang Scholar professors. The members of Chinese Academies of Engineering or of Sciences are Dahong Qiu, Wanxie Zhong, Gengdong Cheng, Liding Wang, Gao Lin, Guofan Zhao, Zongtuo Wang, Jinzhong Yang.
There are 21 national key disciplines granted by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, including:
- Chemical Engineering 
- Mechanics 
- Civil Engineering 
- Mechanical Engineering 
- Mathematics 
- Environmental Engineering 
- Management 
First-Class Discipline with Ph.D. degree programs ranked by the Ministry of Education from 2007-2009: Chemical Engineering 3rd; Management 5th; Mechanics 8th; Mechanical Engineering 10th; Civil Engineering 6th; Hydraulic Engineering 5th; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 5th.
Since 1978, DUT has won almost 1,000 awards for its achievements in scientific and technological researches, eleven of which were National Natural Science Awards, nine National Invention Awards, and 30 awards in science and technology.
Due to the relative young age compared to other top-tier universities in China, DUT campus has a modern look. The total area of the university is 4,550 acres. The campus is beautiful and maintains a mixture of classical and new buildings. Many are equipped with comprehensive teaching and researching facilities and laboratories. The main campus includes sport sites, a hospital, and an international hotel. The previous chairman, Jiang Zemin, once visited DUT and said that this was a great place for studying and doing research. The Liu Changchun sports stadium and gym held the international female volleyball tournament in 2004. In 2010, three new buildings were appended to the west of the existing campus, including a state-of-the-art library, named after the former headmaster and academician, Qian Lingxi.
Panjin campus was newly established at Panjin City of Liaoning Province, China.
International academic exchange
DUT has been active in academic exchange and cooperation home and abroad. DUT has signed academic agreements with more than 128 institutions of higher education or scientific research in more than 21 countries and regions.