Founded in 1958, Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU), was one of the four earliest institutes of light industry inChina. It was subordinated to Chinese Ministry of Light Industry. In 1998 its managing system was transferred to the joint construction by Chinese central government and local government, with Liaoning Provincial government playing a major role. Approved by Chinese Ministry of Education, Dalian Institute of Light Industry was renamed Dalian Polytechnic University in March, 2007.
In DPU, there are 15 schools (departments), 50 undergraduate specialties and two Sino-Foreign cooperative specialties. In the national “Undergraduate Teaching Project”, DPU possesses one experimental specialty which belongs to the first batch of comprehensive reform of undergraduate specialties of local universities. One specialty of DPU has passed the engineering education certification of Ministry of Education of China. DPU is qualified to recommend her excellent bachelors of fresh graduates to study for master degrees, who are exempted from entrance examination.
At present, DPU has about 16000 full-time undergraduates and about 1600 postgraduates. Every year about 400 international students are enrolled by DPU. According to the statistics, its country rank is 532 and world rank is 5559.