Donghua University


Donghua University (DHU) is one of China’s state-key universities. It is located in Shanghai, China’s financial and economic heart. DHU falls directly under the Chinese Ministry of Education, as part of the country’s 211 project for higher education. DHU consists of two campuses: The Yan’an Road Campus in the downtown area, and the Songjiang Campus in the historical cradle of the city.

DHU offers no less than 52 undergraduate programs for international students. Also, it offers 26 doctoral degree programs and 53 master’s degree programs.

There are over 2,700 faculty staff and over 30,000 enrolled students.

The university’s leading disciplines are Textile, Fashion, Materials, and Business. Textile Science & Engineering, the state-key discipline, ranks number 1 in the Assessment of the First-level Discipline announced by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). Since 2005, the number of DHU’s research papers abstracted in SCI, EI, and ISTP has outnumbered the total of 9 other similar famous textile institutions worldwide.

In addition, many research achievements have found applications in the fields of aviation and aerospace, military, construction, environmental protection, and new materials. Special contributions have been made to China’s Manned Space Projects such as Shenzhou V, Shenzhou VI, and Shenzhou VII.

DHU values international cooperation and exchanges. It has established cooperation with more than 100 famous universities, research centers, and enterprises all over the world.

Since 1995, it successfully hosted the International Fashion Forum during the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival. Apart from the 83rd World Textile Conference, DHU has held many high-level international academic conferences such as the International Academic Forum for Ph.D. Students on Textile Science & Engineering, the 25th International Data Engineering Conference, 2009 American Fiber Society Conference, and International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology.

As early as 1954, Donghua University has been enrolling international students. This makes DHU among the first Chinese universities to do so. It has been appointed by the Shanghai Municipal Government to accept international students with a Shanghai Government Scholarship.

In 2002, International Cultural Exchange School was established, taking full responsibilities of the recruitment, cultivation, and management of the international students. Thereafter, international student education has developed by leaps and bounds, and for several successive years, its scale’s growth ranks top among the higher education institutions all over the country. In 2019, 4907 international students from 136 countries studied at Donghua University.



West Yan’An Road Campus, Donghua University
Shanghai Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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