Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU) recently announced the results of 2021 WURI RANKING (2021 World’s Universities with Real Impact). Dalian Neusoft University of information (DNUI) was shortlisted for the first time in the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities, ranking 97th, which is the 7th Chinese university (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) ranked in the list in 2021. Other Chinese universities involved in the top 100 global innovative universities include Tsinghua University (14), Peking University (28), Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (33), Beijing Normal University (36), Beijing Technology and Business University (63), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (66). Following the 38th place in the category of Industry Application of 2020 WURI RANKING by the innovative project of “Modern Industry College: Neusoft Baidu Artificial Intelligence College”, the ranking in 2021 is a new high in the international university rankings!
In addition to the comprehensive ranking of 2021 WURI RANKING, in categories of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Student Mobility and Openness and Crisis Management, DNUI has also won awards. "Research and Practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform Based on Learning Investment Theory" and "TRIZ Case Analysis Platform" project submitted by the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship listed the 41th place in Entrepreneurial Spirit. "DNA Innovation Center" project submitted by the School of International Education listed the 40th place in Student Mobility and Openness. "International Cooperation in Software Development and Training" project submitted by the Department of Software Engineering and "Enhancing Educational Investment in the COVID-19 Crisis" project submitted by the Department of Big Data Management and Application listed the 25th place in Crisis Management.
The 2021 WURI RANKING set five categories including Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Ethical Value, Student Mobility and Openness and Crisis management. All participating projects, being sent anonymously, are evaluated by all judges from three dimensions of innovation, feasibility and actual impact. 10 best projects in each category are recommended to be reviewed by the Alliance Committee. 50 best projects are then released by the committee through reviewing the evaluation results of all judges. Finally, based on the evaluation results of projects in various dimensions, the top 100 global innovative universities are selected.
As one of the most powerful and representative leading private universities in China, DNUI took "Empower Students with Innovative Education" as its educational philosophy from the very beginning of its establishment. It aims to be a unique, high-level, entrepreneurial applied university, and to service industry, economic and social development. DNUI has its distinctive features in the integration of industry and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and internationalization, which are coincide with the goals advocated by HLU. In March of 2020, DNUI received an invitation from HLU and successfully joined it. By now, DNUI has participated in WURI RANKING evaluation in 2020 and 2021.
DNUI will explore and innovate new educational models constantly and deepen the educational reform of TOPCARES and hybrid education, so as to open up a new situation, burst new vitality, and continue to write a brilliant chapter of the times by creating a "first-class entrepreneurship and innovation" ecosystem in DNUI.