International School of Information Science & Engineering, Dalian University of Technology and Ritsumeikan University (DUT－RU ISE) was founded in March 2013.It is one of the secondary schools of Dalian University of Technology (DUT) approved by the State Ministry of Education. DUT-RU ISE is the first Sino-Japan cooperatively-run school at undergraduate higher education level. It is a model for the collaboration between famous universities of China and Japan. DUT-RU ISE initiated the cooperative operation on education of academic diploma level between China and Japan.
Adopting the “4+0” and “2+2” cultivation mode, DUT-RU ISE is recruiting undergraduates for software engineering direction (Sino-Japan joint operation) and will expand recruitments to internet of things engineering direction (Sino-Japan joint operation) and digital media direction (Sino-Japan joint operation) in the future. All major courses are bilingual classes taught either in Japanese or English, among which half of the core courses are taught by either Japanese teachers from Ritsumeikan University or excellent Chinese teachers with overseas education background and PhD diploma. Japanese and English classes are designed as small-class teaching in order to guarantee the quality. DUT-RU ISE also set up the “two-tutor system” mode of graduation design with its unique feature based on the “tutorial system” mode of graduation design introduced from Ritsumeikan University (ranked 1st in the Japanese University comprehensive evaluation index).