Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a public research university located in Dalian (main campus) and Panjin in Liaoning, China. DUT, previously renowned as one of the Big Four Institutes of Technology, is among China's top universities for engineering and technology. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University, and is also one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of China. Dalian University of Technology is located in Dalian (main campus) and Panjin in Liaoning. Founded in 1949, DUT is one of the top national universities in China, which is a highly focused science and engineering research and education institution. It is the first formal university established for the need of economic and cultural construction of a New China after the Chinese Civil War. The Chinese calligraphy on the latest logo of the university was written by Jiang Zemin former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002). During the last Chinese disciplines assessment in 2017, disciplines including engineering, natural sciences, management, economics, et al ranks highly among Chinese top universities. DUT's business education institutions are accredited by AACSB. The accreditation of EQUIS, AMBA is on the process.