INTRODUCTION TO DALIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (DMU)
Dalian Maritime University (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.
DMU enjoys a high reputation internationally as an excellent center of maritime education and training as recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The long history of the University can be traced back to 1909, when the Nanyang Institute in Shanghai established a Shipping Management Section
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).
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.
DMU is located in southwestern Dalian, which is a famous coastal city in northeastern China with a population of six million.
The University covers an area of one million square meters with almost half a million square meters occupied by buildings. The University owns the buildings for maritime sciences that contain fully functional equipment and facilities.
There are additional buildings for maritime training and research, survival training, swimming pool, planetarium and libraries. 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 an ocean-going training vessel of over 10,000 deadweight tonnage.
Established in May 2009, International Education College (short form as IEC) is the centralized management department of international students of DMU.
Its main function and task is to co-ordinate international student recruitment and the related management work of teaching, livelihood and social activities. It is also responsible for providing Mandarin Chinese training for international students. At present, IEC is composed of General Affairs Office, Academic Affairs Office, Admissions Office, and Chinese
Situated close to the campus lake, IEC has one teaching building (3000 square meters) equipped with modern teaching facilities and one apartment building (8800 square meters) furnished with all necessary living facilities. All of which create a favorable studying and living environment for international students.
In 2013, the number of international students of DMU has risen to 712 person-times. They came from 70 different countries and regions, including bachelor’s degree students, master’s degree students, doctoral degree students, language students, and visiting scholars
As an important port city as well as industrial, commerce, and tourist city, Dalian lies on the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula, on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean.
This city covers a total land area of 12,574 square kilometers. The coastline stretches to 1,906 kilometers and the population is 6 million. Enjoying distinct seasons, beautiful scenery and pleasant climate, Dalian boasts of its many harbors, convenient transportation, solid foundation of industry, prosperous finance and commerce, as well as its rich natural resources. Dalian, the most open city in the north of the country is chosen as one of the top 500 cities in the world for their best environments in 2001 and proud of its title of Garden City.
Traditional Chinese heritage and culture coexist with the typical modern Chinese urban life style here, which attracts many people to come to visit this city every year.
ACCOMMODATION AT DALIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Apartment Building of Dalian Maritime University provides both single rooms and double rooms to international students.
The International Students’ Apartment Building is 8800 square meters with 381 rooms (321 single rooms and 60 double rooms).
Both kinds of rooms have bathrooms, desks and chairs, wardrobes, televisions, telephones, and internet. Besides, there are elevators, public laundry room, and public kitchens (with refrigerators, range hoods, microwave ovens, and electromagnetic stoves, and hot water machines) in this building.
Chinese Long-term Class
Long-term Class Long-term class (with duration of more than half a year) enrolls new students twice annually, which commence in March and September respectively. The Chinese language study includes four phrases: introduction courses, elementary courses, intermediate courses, and advanced courses. Students will attend classes from Monday to Friday which includes 20-22 hours of required courses.
LLM Masters in Law
LLM Masters in Law Introduction to the Program The Masters in Law at Dalian Maritime University is a 2 year Master’s degree program taught in English. Start Date of the Program September Entry Requirements The applicant must be a foreign citizen in good health, aged between 18 and 40, possessing a valid passport.
Master’s in Logistics Engineering and Management
Master’s in Logistics Engineering and Management Introduction to the Program The Master’s in Logistics Engineering and Management at Dalian Maritime University is a 2.5 year Master’s degree program taught in English. Start Date of the Program September Entry Requirements The applicant must be a foreign citizen in good health, aged between 18 and 40.
MBA Masters in Business Administration
MBA Masters in Business Administration Introduction to the Program The MBA Masters in Business Administration at Dalian Maritime University is a two year Master’s degree program taught in English. Start Date of the Program September Entry Requirements The applicant must be a foreign citizen in good health, aged between 18 and 40.