About Dali University


History and Location

On the approval of China’s Ministry of Education in June 2001, Dali University was established in October 2001 as a result of the amalgamation of four colleges: Dali Medical College, Dali Teachers College, Dali Radio and Television College and Dali College of Industry, which had a history of more than 30 years.

Dali University is located in a world-known tourist city ---- Dali, a famous historical and cultural city in China. The University is also one of the universities in China that the Chinese Ministry of Education recommends for international students. Dali University covers an area of 180 hectares with two extensive beautiful campuses. The city is one of the country’s historical and cultural cities, and one of the most popular tourist destination with its its charming ethnic cultures and its beautiful natural scenery. The University has two extensive campuses, covering an area of over 2,300 mu (about 410 acres). 


There are more than 1000 teachers, of whom 400 more are professors or associate professors. There are two university hospitals with 1000 faculty and staff members respectively. The total number of full-time students now on campus is around 17,000, including 800 more postgraduate students, 900 more international students from 19 countries. There are around 21,000 correspondence students.

Degree Programs

Now the university has 16 colleges, offering 53 bachelor and 28 master degree programs in liberal arts, science, medical science, engineering, education, economics, agriculture, law, management and art. The University is located in Dali, which boasts its long history and tradition. 

About the City- Dali

Dali is a city in Yunnan province in the south of China, located on a fertile plateau between the Cangshan mountains to the west and Erhai lake to the east. It has traditionally been settled by Bai and Yi minority. It is also the capital of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. 

Dali is one of Yunnan's most popular tourist destinations, both for its historic sites and the "Foreigners' Street" that features western-style food, music, and English-speaking business owners, making it popular among both western and Chinese tourists.