The University of Houston - Dalian Maritime University (UH-DMU) International Institute, is a Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run school between Dalian Maritime University (DMU) and the University of Houston (UH). The institute is a vital platform for both universities on the integration of higher education, cultivation of international talents, cooperation of scientific research and cultural exchanges. UH-DMU introduces top teaching resources from the Cullen College of Engineering at UH, combined with DMU’s academic advantages on marine-related programs. The institute's mission is to strengthen national maritime powerhouse strategy through collaborative, global education, innovation and brand building efforts. The goal is to create innovative, talented maritime-focused engineers who can be successful in any global market.
UH-DMU offers three undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering (080202H), Civil Engineering (081001H) and Electrical Engineering (080701H). These programs are all four-year, full-time undergraduate degree paths. Students graduate with degrees from both UH and DMU.
History of the Institute
In 2016, Dalian Maritime University and the University of Houston embarked on an educational and scientific research cooperation.
In June 2017, both universities cooperatively established the International Collaboration Research Center of Subsea Engineering Technology and Equipment. The center was awarded as an International Technological Collaboration Base.
In November 2017, Dalian Maritime University set up the College of International Collaboration to push ahead with establishing a Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run institute with the University of Houston.
In January 2018, both sides formally signed the articulation agreement. Dalian Maritime University and the University of Houston carried out joint education for students of all science and engineering programs, covering all levels of undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs.
In March 2019, Dalian Maritime University set up a foreign office based at the University of Houston and dispatched employees there.
On September 16, 2019, Renu Khator, President of the University of Houston, visited Dalian Maritime University and signed the Cooperation Agreement to establish the University of Houston - Dalian Maritime University International Institute.
In April 2020, the University of Houston - Dalian Maritime University International Institute was officially established.