Taking advantage of the fact that theuniversity was founded by an enterprise and is located in a national softwarepark,DNUI has been pro-active in exploring anindustry-university cooperation model, with a goal to produce more graduates that are employment-ready. This educationmodule will ensure a win-win outcome can be achieved for individual student as well as the university, the enterpriseand the community.
To meet the demands for IT talents from theindustry, DNUI has conducted series of research with different stakeholders andestablished an industry-oriented and profession-centered talent cultivationmodel. In the process of teaching, emphasis has been placed on training ofpractical skills. Students are given opportunity to design, practice andimplement project ideas, through project-oriented programs, students’ practicalskills have improved gradually. Our university has also been working closelywith industry enterprises to jointly design curriculum, jointly supply teachingstaff and jointly complete teaching tasks, by doing so industry partners havebeen truly involved in the process of talent cultivation.
Unique 1321 Model on Academic Terms
1321 Model refers to the arrangement ofacademic terms on Neusoft campus. 1 academic year consists of 3 terms, with 2terms focusing on theoretical teaching featured by project instructions and 1term on practical training. Theoretical teaching involves intensive teachingand extensive exercises while practical training refers industry-oriented andprogressive practical instructions. In addition, some departments adopt a “3+1”model. That is, in the last academic year, the students can get one-year workexperience through working on comprehensive projects or through internships atreal workplaces.
Sharing Education Resources withEnterprises
Close relationships have been established betweenDNUI and renowned IT companies, including Intel, IBM, SAP, HP, CISCO andMicrosoft. DNUI is the 9th Chinese institute working with SAP on “Seed Programof Global Universities” and one of the leading global universities who applythe Intel Centrino mobile technology to a large scale. DNUI is the member ofregionalization of Dalian High-tech Industrial Zone. Joint teachingadministration systems, curriculum systems, academic textbooks, courseware, andprojects for practical training are developed by both our university andpartner enterprises who also joined force in setting up Internship EducationBase, Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education Platform, real-life trainingworkshop and real-life projects.