Dalian Maritime University (DMU) is located in southwestern Dalian, which is a famous coastal city in northeastern China. The University covers an area of one million square meters with almost half a million square meters occupied by buildings. DMU is one of the largest and best maritime universities and is the only key maritime institution under the Ministry of Communications, People’s Republic of China.
Established more than a century ago, the university was designed to develop in students “a steadfast, rigorous, diligent, and pioneering spirit”. Regarding “Scientific Navigation” as its educational feature and through years of hard work and development, the university today enjoys a high reputation internationally as an excellent center of maritime education and training as recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Presently DMU has 2 Post-doctoral Research Centers, 2 Primary Discipline Doctoral Programs, 16 Subordinate Discipline Doctoral Programs, 9 Primary Discipline Master’s Programs, 64 Subordinate Discipline Master’s Programs, and 42 undergraduate programs. The University is authorized to confer MBA, MPA, J.M, and ME, and an on-the-job master’s degree for higher education faculty. The University owns buildings for maritime sciences that contain fully functional equipments and facilities. There are also maritime training and research centers, such as survival training center, harbor basin, library, swimming pool, and planetarium. DMU has a training dock and over 40 laboratories for teaching, training and research that also include a full mission ship-handling simulator and an engine room simulator. DMU also owns and operates two ocean-going training vessels. The current student population has risen to approximately 25,000.
The University has an international vision regarding academic cooperation and exchange. Since 1979, DMU has established cooperative relations with more than 20 international renowned maritime institutions, which include those in Russia, USA, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, Australia, Sweden, Egypt and Vietnam. The academic relationships with these sister universities are maintained through mutual visits, faculty staff and student exchanges, joint programs and joint research projects. In March 2005, the first joint MSc Program in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management was successfully inaugurated at DMU. This further enhances the University’s level of international academic cooperation. The University has established long-term cooperative relationships with international organizations and institutions, including the IMO, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the Association of the Maritime Education and Training Institutes in Asia Pacific (AMETIAP), the International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA), Asia-Pacific Economics Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), as well as some world famous shipping companies.
The University was enrolled in the first batch of institutions under the Chinese Government Scholarship Program and began to recruit foreign students in 1955. Since 2008, DMU has provided excellent students with Liaoning Provincial Government Scholarship and Dalian Government Scholarship. Up to now, more than 4,500 foreign students and advanced professionals from over 70 countries and regions have been educated and trained at DMU.
Dalian Maritime University (DMU), founded in 1909, is the only key maritime institution under the Ministry of Transport, China. DMU enjoys a high reputation internationally as an excellent center of maritime education and training as recognized by International Maritime Organization.
DMU has an international vision regarding academic cooperation and exchange. Since 1979, DMU has established cooperative relations with more than 102 international renowned universities and institutions, including those in Russia, USA, Japan, UK, Korea, Australia, Sweden, Egypt and Vietnam, etc.
DMU began to recruit foreign students in 1955. Up to now, more than 4,500 foreign students and advanced professionals from over 70 countries and regions have been educated and trained at DMU. At present, more than 90000 advanced professionals have been educated and trained at DMU, most of which have become the backbone of world’s shipping industry.