Founded in 1947 as Guandong Medical College, Dalian Medical University (DLMEDU) has developed into a multi-disciplinary medical university located in the coastal city-Dalian. As the biggest harbor city in Northeast China region, Dalian is an important international shipping center, logistics center and financial center in Northeast Asia. Owning excellent environment and temperate climate, Dalian was firstly listed as the “Best Tourist Cities” of China. In 2009, it was recognized by UNEP and awarded the highest prize of international garden city by IFPRA.
DLMEDU is the largest medical university in China which enrolls the most international students, as much as 1300 from 82 countries in degree programs. It occupies an area of 373 acres with building area of 94 acres and contains 22 teaching and scientific research institutions, 5 supplementary teaching organizations, 1 branch college, 1 affiliated medical school, 9 affiliated hospitals (2 are directly affiliated hospitals), over 100 teaching bases, 1 state level International Scitech Cooperation base, 1 ministerial level research institution, 1 ministerial level lab, 10 provincial level key labs, 1 provincial level engineering technology research center and 6 provincial key labs for universities.