Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a national key university administrated directly under the Ministry of Education of China, which is also sponsored by Project 211 and Project 985. DUT keeps fostering elites, promoting science and technology, inheriting excellent cultures and guiding the social climate as its mission, adheres to DUT spirit of “Unity and Progress, Truth and Innovation”, dedicates itself to the creation, discovery, impart, conservation and application of knowledge, and endeavors to undertake social responsibilities to serve the country and the world. DUT has built steady long-term relationships with 217 universities and research institutes in 30 countries and regions from all over the world and one Confucius Institute co-founded with Belarusian State University. Hundreds of well-known foreign scholars and professors are hired for researching and lecturing. In recent years, academic exchange oversea amounts more than 1600 times every year. At present DUT is holding on to the strategy of revitalizing the nation through science and education, and is guided by the project of establishing leading universities. With the support of "the 985 Project" and "the 211 Project", bringing forth the spirit of innovation, DUT is engaged in implementing “the Twelfth Five-Year Developing Plan”, and carrying out a talent-training strategy in the hope of building DUT into a world-class and research-oriented university.
大連理工大學是教育部直屬全國重點大學，是國家“211工程”和“985工程”重點建設高校，也是世界一流大學A類建設高校。學校以培養精英人才、促進科技進步、傳承優秀文化、引領社會風尚為宗旨，秉承“海納百川、自強不息、厚德篤學、知行合一”為基本特質的大工精神，致力于創造、發現、傳授、保存和應用知識，勇于擔當社會責任，服務國家，造福人類。 學校與30個國家和地區的217所大學及科研機構建立了長期穩定的合作關系，與白俄羅斯國立大學聯合建立孔子學院；聘請數百位海外知名學者和人士作為學校的名譽、客座教授。近年來因公出國（境）學術交流每年近1600人次。 目前，學校抓住國家實施科教興國和人才強國戰略、建設創新型國家、大力發展高等教育、建設高水平大學等一系列重大發展機遇，以“985工程”、“211工程”、“領軍型大學建設工程”為牽引，以黨的十八大精神為指導，深入實施《大連理工大學中長期發展戰略規劃》和《大連理工大學“十二五”發展規劃》，努力把大連理工大學建設成為國內高水平大學第一方陣的領軍大學，建設成為國際知名的高水平研究型大學。