Dalian University of Technology

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), is a public research university located in Dalian, Liaoning, China, with an additional campus in Panjin, Liaoning. Established in April 1949, it is the first formal university of a new type founded by the Chinese Communist Party on the eve of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, for the construction of China’s industrial system.

Formerly called the Dalian Institute of Technology, DUT is renowned as one of the Big Four Institutes of Technology in China. In 1996, DUT started the implementation of “Project 211” construction, with the joint efforts of the Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province and Dalian City; In 2001, the university started to implement the “Project 985” Construction, by the Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province and Dalian City; In September 2017, approved by the State Council, DUT was selected into the “Double First Class University Plan”, as a Class A Double First Class University.

As of August 2021, 13 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering in full-time faculty, 38 in part-time faculty, 1 foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Science, 1 member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and 10 members of the Discipline Review Group of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council are affiliated with DUT.

There are 21 national key disciplines granted by the Ministry of Education of China, including:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management

First-Class Discipline with PhD degree programs ranked by the Ministry of Education from 2007 to 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.