Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DLUFL) is located in the coastal city of Dalian. It is known as Dalian School of Japanese Language, it was established in 1964 with the the generous consideration generally Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. It aimed at training foreign affairs officials, Japanese translators and Japanese interpreters. It is currently under the organization of the Education Commission of Liaoning Province. Through 40 years of advancement, DLUFL has fledged into a multi-disciplinary foreign language university which also offers programs in other fields like arts, economics, management, engineering and law. DLUFL offers 20 bachelor programs among which 10 lead to master programs. The 20 bachelor programs include Japanese, English, Russian, French, Korean, German, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Chinese Literature, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Art Design, Tourism Management, International Economics & Trade, Computer Science & Technology, Information Management and Information System, Computer Software Engineering, Journalism and Music Studies. Japanese Language & Literature and English Language & Literature are named key disciplines at the provincial level.
Departments & Schools of Dalian University of Foreign Languages include School of Japanese Studies, School of International Tourism & Hospitality Management, School of English Studies, School of Cultural Communications, School of Applied English, School of Software, Russian Department, School of Chinese Studies, French Department- School of Continuing Education, Korean Department- Department of Social Sciences, German Department-Department of Non-major Foreign Languages Teaching, School of International Art & Design-Department of Physical Education. Chinese Language, International affairs and International relations, Tourism management (English or Japanese), International economics and trade, MTCSOL.
Altogether over 20,000 students are currently studying at the university, including 700 postgraduates, 10,000 undergraduates, 900 international students, and nearly 10,000 students for adult education and on various training programs. Since its establishment, more than 50,000 students have graduated from the university and over 300,000 students have received language training. The university appreciates a staff of nearly 900 individuals, including more than 300 professors and associate professors. Over 20 researchers are appointed as discipline leaders at the provincial or municipal level. In the meantime, we employ on a regular basis about 80 language teaching experts from other countries such as the United States, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia, and the Republic of Korea.
DLUFL has a pre-departure training center for overseas studies approved by the Ministry of Education, a training base for the International Cooperation Project on 21st Century Human Resource Development of Liaoning Province. It is in charge of the assessment of the students on the provincial self-study programs teaching English, Japanese, International Trade English, and Korean. DLUFL attaches awesome significance to worldwide trades and has set up a multiple training model. DLUFL have entered into partnership with over 100 universities, research institutions and civil societies from 20 countries. Over 300 UG and PG students are sent abroad each year to study at prestigious universities in Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea, France, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries. DLUFL is a support for foreign language talents and a bridge leading to the world.