History of DMU

1、Guandong Medical College (May 1947- March 1949)

Dalian Medical University was founded in 1947 as Guandong Medical College two years prior to the People’s Republic of China was founded. It is oldest formal medical college in the Northeast of China. The opening ceremony of Guandong Medical College was held on May 4, 1947, and first enrolment was 203. The president was Wang Bujun, the associate director of Department of Health of Northeast.

The opening ceremony of Guandong Medical College on May 4, 1947



Administration building at 98 Liulin Streat, Dalian, in 1947



Guandong Medical College was moved to 26 Wusi Road, Dalian, at March 22, 1948
 
2、Medical College of Dalian University (March 1949 - July1950)

In October 1948, based on requirement from Central Government and Northeast Administration, Dalian City Government decided to establish Dalian University constituted of College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and Department of Russian Language. One year later, Dalian University was established in March 1949, and Guandong Medical College was merged to Dalian University. Dr. Shen Qizhen was first Dean of the College of Medicine.
 


College of Medicine on March 15 on opening ceremony of Dalian University



Medical students of class 1949 were doing physiology lab exercise

 
3、Dalian Medical College (July 1950 - July1969)

Dalian University was separated into three independent colleges: Dalian Engineering College, Dalian Medical College, and Dalian Russian Language College. Dalian Medical College became a independent college on July 23, 1950. The president was Shen Qizhen.
 


The foundation stone laying ceremony for new campus of Dalian Medical College was held in Xinghai Third Station on July 28, 1951.



President and his administration team on foundation stone laying ceremony for new campus on July 28, 1951.

 
4、Zunyi Medical College (July 1968 December 1978)

In 1965, Ministry of Health of China decided to move Dalian Medical College to Zunyi City, Guizhou Proviance, to support developing area. Dalian Medical College was move to Zunyi and named as Zunyi Medical College in 1969. 
 


Dalian Medical College was moved to Zunyi, Guizhou, in 1969



The main campus of Zunyi Medical College

 
5、Re-establishment of Dalian Medical College (December 1978 January 1994)

Re-establishment of Dalian Medical College in original location at Dalian was approved by Department of State in December 1978. The first enrolment of 106 started their study on December 18, 1978, and the opening ceremony of Re-establishment of Dalian Medical College was held January 17, 1979. 


Campus gate of Dalian Medical College at 465 Zhongshan Road



The first graduates of Class 83 majoring clinical medicine after Re-establishment of Dalian Medical College

 
6、Dalian Medical University (January 1994 present)

Due to fast growing, Dalian Medical College was renamed as Dalian Medical University, proved by the State Commission of Education on January 17, 1994. The news conference and unveiling ceremony was held on March 18, 1994.



Dalian Medical College was renamed as Dalian Medical University on March 18, 1994



The old campus of Dalian Medical University at 464 Zhongshan Road, Dalian

 
7、New campus at Lushun District

To create a larger and more effective campus, Dalian Medical University was moved to Lushun District, 25 km away from old campus. The foundation laying ceremony was held on November 8, 2005, and whole university was moved to new campus completely in August 2007. The total area of the new campus is 1,510,000 square meter including 520,000 construction area. Faculty Apartment Building area was located 3 km away north.
 


The foundation laying ceremony for new campus on November 8, 2005



Main gate of new campus