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Donghua University

DHU is one of the state-key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China. Its feature disciplines, such as Fashion Design, Textile Engineering, International Trade, Material Science, and Information Technology have received high reputation both domestically and abroad.

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Donghua University (DHU), formerly China Textile University, was founded in 1951.


DHU is a multi-disciplinary university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a vast field of disciplines including engineering, economics, management, literature and art, laws, science, and education.

It has 13 colleges and schools, offering 54 undergraduate programs, 59 master’s degree programs, 30 doctoral degree programs, and 5 postdoctoral research programs, among which are 6 state key disciplines and 7 Shanghai municipal key disciplines.

Academic achievements have found applications in areas such as aeronautics, military science, new material, architecture, and environment protection. The number of valid patents ranks top 12 among Chinese colleges and universities.


State Key Disciplines:

  • Material Science
  • Textile Engineering
  • Textile Chemistry and Dyeing & Finishing Engineering
  • Fashion Design and Engineering

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
808 -123
685 -22
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

  • Student Service Center on Yan'an Road Campus: Located in the middle of the Yan’an Road Campus. Only cash is acceptable in most of the following shops.
  • Shanghai Education Supermarket: provides various packed food, beverage and daily necessities, etc. Both food card and cash are acceptable.

Housing services

DHU has 3 International Student Apartment buildings with over 900 beds available on Yan'an Road campus. All the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, furniture, air conditioner, telephone, TV set, fridge and Internet jack. In the public areas, there are washing machines, microwave oven, hot and cold water dispenser and electronic stoves, common room, laundry service, self-study lounge and activity room. International Student Affairs Dept. of ICES is in charge of affairs of living in the ISAs.

Medical services

In accordance with the regulations from the Ministry of Education of China, and to better protect international students study in China, international students are required to purchase insurance, of which the validity should be enough to cover one's study duration.

Student Life

Campus life

Teaching & Research Building (TRB) and International Education Center Building (IECB) are two teaching buildings exclusively for international students on Yan’an Road campus. In addition, students can also get access to DHU library and other teaching buildings.

Sports facilities

 In the Campus Stadium, there are rock-climbing room, table tennis room, dancing room, gym, indoor football and handball court, badminton court and synthetic-rubber race track. 

Outdoor: There are also outdoor football court, basketball court and tennis court.

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