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Dali University

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Dali University

Dali University

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Introduction to Dali University

Dali University is a comprehensive university jointly established by province and prefecture. Its predecessor was Dali Medical College and Dali Teachers College established in 1978. After 41 years of school accumulation, the school has developed into a comprehensive university with advantages in medicine, pedagogy, biology, and ecology, ethnology and art, multi-disciplinary cross-integration, and multi-level coordinated development. Yunnan Province is located in a non-provincial capital city of colleges and universities. It is the earliest and the first to have a master’s degree granting authority and a new doctoral degree granting unit for provincial project construction.

The university is located in Dali, the central city of western Yunnan. The campus covers an area of ??more than 2,300 acres, and has two campuses, the ancient city and Shimonoseki. The school’s grass and green grass and bird’s scent are hailed as “universities in mountains and rivers, mountains and rivers in universities”.

The university has 17 teaching colleges and 2 directly affiliated hospitals. There are currently 68 undergraduate majors, 6 first-level discipline master’s degree authorization points, 43 second-level discipline master’s degree authorization points, and 6 master’s degree awarding points. There are “Yangtze River Scholars”, experts with outstanding contributions from the country, “Ten Thousands Program” scientific and technological innovation leaders, leaders in philosophy and social sciences and young talents, national cultural masters and “four batches” of talents, 10 million There are more than 80 experts and scholars including national candidates for talent engineering, candidates for the “New Century Excellent Talents Support Plan” of the Ministry of Education, Yunling scholars, and Yunnan science and technology leaders.

Dali University currently has 19 provincial and ministerial-level scientific research platforms and innovation teams including the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center, the National Civil Affairs Commission’s Ethnic Theory and Policy Research Base, the National Teacher Development Collaborative Innovation Experimental Base, and the Chinese Literature and Art Review Base. In 2018, it won the number of National Social Science Fund and Natural Science Fund projects, ranking fourth and seventh in the universities of Yunnan Province, respectively, and ranked third in the number of national social science fund religious disciplines.

Dali University has its roots in the frontier ethnic regions, and provides more than 150,000 high-quality talents for social training. Won the first prize of employment for college graduates in Yunnan Province for 12 consecutive years. In 2008, he obtained the excellent conclusion of the undergraduate education teaching level assessment. In 2009, it was named as one of the 50 colleges and universities with typical employment experience in China. In 2015 was named the national civilized unit.

For a long time, Dali University adheres to the service positioning of “based on Dali, serving western Yunnan, facing Yunnan and surrounding provinces, and radiating South Asia and Southeast Asia”, adhering to the concept of “melting the culture of the four seas, casting the spirit of the university” and “learning from the truth, Dade The school motto of “Management” is closely focused on the needs of regional economic and social development, and is committed to the training of talents, scientific research, cultural heritage and innovation, international cooperation and exchanges. The effectiveness of school running continues to manifest, and the characteristics of school running become increasingly prominent. It has promoted the popularity of Dali and made positive contributions to promoting regional economic and social development.

Combining the unique geographical and resource advantages of Yunnan Province and western Yunnan, the university has continuously explored the characteristics of disciplines, innovated the training model of talents, and trained a large number of high-quality talents, about 80% of whom work in border ethnic minority areas. National unity and harmony provide a guarantee of talents and intellectual support.

The university actively carries out scientific research on regional economic and social development. The school adheres to the scientific concept of “one mountain, one water, one family, one history and one road”, is committed to ecological environmental protection, insect drug research and development, ethnic culture research, western Yunnan characteristic medicinal plants development, ethnic medicine research and development, and endemic disease prevention research. Researchers and inheritors have made due contributions to regional economic and social development.

Dali University serves the national strategy and actively expands the space for running schools in South and Southeast Asia. The school has established education, teaching and exchange cooperation with 46 universities in 19 countries and abroad. In 2017, the Confucius Institute at the Thai Maritime Silk Road Phanakorn Royal University was established. There is a Chinese language center in Southeast Asia and 6 overseas Chinese teaching The practice base and two Chinese language teaching practice bases have a great influence on the international promotion of Chinese in Southeast Asia. It is the first batch of “Going Global” pilot universities and international training bases for applied talents in Yunnan Province. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Education, the number of full-time undergraduate students ranked 10th among colleges and universities in the country and long-term ranked 1st among colleges and universities in western China. International cooperation and exchanges have become a beautiful business card for Dali to open to the outside world.

Dali University will closely focus on the “two highs and two bases” development goals of the talented highlands and academic highlands in the built-up area, high-quality talented cultivation bases and higher education open cooperation demonstration bases. “Breakthrough” as the main line, and strive to promote the modernization of educational thinking, the informatization of management methods, and the internationalization of education standards, with connotative development as the core, science and technology innovation as the driving force, special advantages and disciplines as the main line, and teacher building as the key and comprehensive Deepen the comprehensive reform, comprehensively improve the quality of teaching and schooling, start a new journey of building a “first-class university and the most beautiful campus” in the new era, and strive to build the school into a regional high-level comprehensive, first-class in the province, well-known in China, and influential in South Asia and Southeast Asia.


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About Dali

Dali(Panorama) is one of the most popular spots for independent China travellers and hugely popular with those studying and working in southern China. About 50 min by plane or 4-5 hrs by bus from Kunming (Yunnan’s capital), Dali is considered by some the perfect place to relax in southern China.

The climate in Dali is temperate with moderate summers and mild winters, though it can get rather windy in autumn and winter and the tropical latitude means some will need to bring extra sunblock.


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