Dali University is a multi-disciplinary comprehensive university run by the Yunnan provincial government. It has 3 campuses, South Renmin Road Campus, Hehua campus and the Ancient Town Campus, all located within the city of Dali covering a total area of 300000 sq. meter.
The beautiful and serene environs provide an ideal sowing ground for the pursuit of academic excellence. Besides, the scenery of Dali is considered to be second to none in China. The classrooms are state of the art and are equipped with a modern library. Dali University has fostered, over the past decades, large numbers of qualified graduates for hospitals, Medical and Health organizations and schools of different kinds in Yunnan province. In the last 2 years, wide ranging communication and cooperation have been made between the university and those of America, Australia and South East Asian countries. There are more than 240 students from foreign countries in Dali University. Dali University has more than 1500 staff members and 700 professors with ranks of professors or associate professors. There are 15 colleges including that of clinical medicine.
Dali University also attaches great importance to Scientific Research & Development and has undertaken 171 scientific research programs, including 9 national and Provincial Natural Science Fund programs and 21 programs winning the provincial science award. The scientific research pool has compiled 116 textbooks and published over 3000 papers both at home & abroad. In addition there are 5 scientific research institutions and an affiliated hospital and medicine research institute.