学校顺利通过了教育部新建本科高校本科教学工作合格评估。 DNUI passed the evaluation of undergraduate education for new undergraduate colleges and universities organized by the Ministry of Education.
学校被教育部评为第三批“全国高校实践育人创新创业基地”。 DNUI was approved by the Ministry of Education as one of the third batch Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base of Practice and Education of Chinese Colleges.
成为“辽宁省首批10所向应用型转变示范高校”之一。 DNUI became the first batch of 10 model universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
学校被教育部评为“全国首批99所深化创新创业教育改革示范高校”之一。 DNUI was approved by the Ministry of Education to be one of the first 99 Model Universities of Deepening Educational Reform of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
学校被教育部评为首批“50所全国创新创业典型经验高校”之一，全国仅有5所民办高校入选。 DNUI was approved by the Ministry of Education to be one of the first 50 Model University of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Only 5 private universities were approved in the assessment.
成为“辽宁省首批10所向应用型转变试点高校”之一。 DNUI became one of the first 10 universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
辽宁省面向全省本科高校开展本科专业综合评价，学校7个专业位于全省前三。学校教育教学改革的成果日益彰显。 Liaoning Province conducted a comprehensive evaluation on all the undergraduate programs offered in the higher education institutes within the province. Seven programs offered in DNUI ranked Top 3 amongst the equivalents. The significance of reform educational and teaching started to show positive results.
学校成为CDIO国际合作组织正式成员。 DNUI was admitted as a full member of the CDIO, an international organization of engineering education.
学校《软件人才培养的实训平台建设与应用》获得第六届高等教育国家级教学成果二等奖。 Construction and Application of Practicum Platform for Nurturing Software Talents was awarded the Second Prize of the Sixth National Higher Education Academic Achievement Award.
举行“大连东软信息学院”揭牌仪式，向建设有特色、高水平、创业型应用技术大学目标又迈出重要一步。 Dalian Neusoft University of Information was inaugurated, which symbolized a major step to becoming a leading university of applied sciences with distinctive characteristics, high standard and entrepreneurial spirit.
经教育部批准，转设为独立设置的普通本科高校⸺大连东软信息学院，成为全国首批转设的4所独立学院之一。学校开始探索实施TOPCARES一体化人才培养模式。 The school was renamed as Dalian Neusoft University of Information and became an independent higher education institute. It is one of the first 4 independent higher education institutes approved by the Ministry of Education. The integrated model for nurturing talents -TOPCARES was developed and implemented.
学校成为东北大学软件工程硕士大连教学点，全流程开展工程硕士教育。 As the Dalian teaching center of Northeastern University were in full operation, it started to offer the Master of Software Engineering.
学校《创新型IT职业人才培养模式的探索与实践》获得第五届高等教育国家级教学成果一等奖，首开中国民办高校先河。 DNUI’s research project titled as The Exploration and Practice on Cultivation Mode of Practical IT Talents was awarded the First Prize of the Fifth National Higher Education Academic Achievement Award, which set a precedent for Chinese private universities.
经教育部批准，成为东北大学独立学院——东北大学东软信息学院，开展全日制本科教育。 Neusoft Institute of Information became the independent college of Northeastern University, approved by Ministry of Education. The school started to provide undergraduate education.
被教育部确定为首批35所国家级示范性软件职业技术 学院之一，并被推选为院长联席会主席单位。 The school was selected by the Ministry of Education as one of the first 35 National Model Software Vocational Education Institutions, and elected as the presiding institution.
首批1500名学生入学。 The first 1, 500 students were enrolled.
经辽宁省政府批准，大连东方信息技术研修学院转制为大连东软信息技术职业学院，开展高职专科教育。 Approved by the People’s Government of Liaoning Province, Dalian Dongfang Institute of Information Technology was renamed as Dalian Neusoft Vocational College of Information Technology. The college provided high vocational education.
经辽宁省教育厅批准，成立大连东方信息技术研修学院，并成为东北大学网络教育学院大连分院，开展网络本科教育。 Approved by the Department of Education of Liaoning Province, the ground-breaking ceremony of Dalian Dongfang Institute of Information Technology was held. Meanwhile, the school was approved to be the Network Education College of Northeastern University (Dalian) and started to offer online undergraduate education.