Dalian Ocean University is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education in northern China uniquely featuring the academic disciplines of oceanography and fisheries, while emphasizing coordinated development of other subjects such as agriculture, engineering, science, management, literature, law, economics and arts. The history of the university can be traced back to 1952, formerly named Northeast Fisheries Technical School, upgraded and renamed Dalian Fisheries Technical College in 1958, and then Dalian Fisheries University in 1978. In 2000, it came under administration of Liaoning Province from the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2010, it was renamed Dalian Ocean University with the approval of the Ministry of Education.
Located in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian, the University consists of three campuses, namely, Huanghai Campus, Bohai Campus and Wafangdian Campus, covering an area of 740,000 square meters, possessing a sea area of 670,000 square meters for teaching and scientific research, and a total floor area of 400,000 square meters. The university now has 15 faculties and one teaching department of 1,200 teaching staff and more than 15,000 full-time students, 13 first-level discipline master’s degree programs and 47 secondary discipline master’s degree programs, in addition to 12 professional master’s degree programs in the subject areas of agriculture, law, translation, civil engineering hydraulics, machinery and electronic information, and 46 undergraduate programs. In 2017, the university was rated amongst “Key Universities of Provincial First-rate University Construction”.
The university has entered into friendly agreements with 72 universities (Institutions) in 13 countries (regions) in the world, covering Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania. The influence and international reputation of the university are continuously rising. The international education program is vigorously carried out, cooperating with Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand for “3+1” program to offer undergraduate education of mechanical design, manufacturing automation and intercollegiate exchange and combined education program in cooperation with universities in UK, the US, Russia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan region, in 2020 the university joined in Sino-Thai Higher Education Cooperation Alliance, serving as executive member of the council on behalf of Chinese universities. It also actively responds to theBelt and Road Initiative, enrolling students from Japan, South Korea, Russia, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, etc for various modes and levels of education and training.