Donghua University

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Donghua University
Donghua University logo.png
Former names
East China Institute of Textile Technology (1951-1985) ; China Textile University (1985-1999)
Motto崇德博学, 励志尚实
Motto in English
Virtue & Learning, Inspiration & Factuality
PresidentYu Jianyong
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Other students
4774 foreign students
CampusChangning District and Songjiang District, Shanghai

Donghua University (simplified Chinese: 东华大学; traditional Chinese: 東華大學; pinyin: Dōnghuá Dàxué) ( Donghua means eastern China area in Chinese ) is a public research university in Shanghai, China.[1] Established in 1951, DHU is one of the state-key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China and is a member of China's Project 211 group of national universities. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, [2] and is especially well known for its engineering, management, design and materials disciplines.[3]


Founded in June 1951, Donghua University was originally named East China Institute of Textile Technology (华东纺织工学院).[4] In September 1985, the institute changed its name to China Textile University (中国纺织大学) and changed it once again to Donghua University in August 1999.

It has been a national key university since 1960 and was one of the educational institutions in China authorized to confer all three levels of degree: bachelor's, master's, and doctorate.[citation needed]

Main Entrance of West Yan'an Road Campus
West Yan'an Road Campus


Donghua University has two campuses: one in Changning District and the other in Songjiang District in Shanghai. Most bachelor courses are taken in Songjiang district.[5]


  1. ^ "Brief Introduction". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  3. ^ "Key Disciplines". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  4. ^ "History of Donghua University (1)". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  5. ^ "Map and Direction". Retrieved 2018-01-12.

Coordinates: 31°12′13″N 121°24′51″E / 31.2035°N 121.4143°E / 31.2035; 121.4143