Founded in 1958, Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU), was one of the four earliest institutes of light industry in China. It was subordinated to the Chinese Ministry of Light Industry. In 1998 its managing system was transferred to the joint construction by Chinese central government and local government, with Liaoning Provincial government playing a major role. Approved by Chinese Ministry of Education, Dalian Institute of Light Industry was renamed Dalian Polytechnic University in March, 2007. Over the half past century, in DPU six major disciplines have been developing harmoniously, including engineering (the key discipline), science, art, literature, management and economics. DPU features cultivating professional talents in the fields of light industry, textile process, food science, art and so on. About 60,000 talents in various fields have been cultivated by DPU in the past years.
The following Wrexham Glyndŵr University courses can be studied at Dalian Polytechnic University: