Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a national key university under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education. It was established originally as the School of Engineering of Dalian University in April 1949. Dalian University was divided in July 1950 and the School of Engineering of Dalian University was reestablished independently as Dalian Institute of Technology (DIT), which was again renamed as Dalian University of Technology in March 1988.
DUT has three campuses (Lingshui, Development Zone and Panjin) in two cities (Dalian and Panjin). It covers a total area of 4.335 million square meters (1071 acres) with a construction area of 1.424 million square meters (352 acres). DUT has now over 3,600 faculty members, including about 2,000 full-time teachers, 600 Ph.D. supervisors, and 600 professors. DUT 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.
DUT keeps fostering elites, promoting science and technology, inheriting excellent cultures and guiding the social climate as its mission, adheres to DUT spirit of "Unity and Progress, Truth and Innovation", dedicates itself to the creation, discovery, impart, conservation and application of knowledge, and dares to undertake social responsibilities to serve the country and the world.