學校順利通過了教育部新建本科高校本科教學工作合格評估。 DNUI passed the evaluation of undergraduate education for new undergraduate colleges and universities organized by the Ministry of Education.
學校被教育部評為第三批“全國高校實踐育人創新創業基地”。 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.
成為“遼寧省首批10所向應用型轉變示范高校”之一。 DNUI became the first batch of 10 model universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
學校被教育部評為“全國首批99所深化創新創業教育改革示范高校”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.
學校被教育部評為首批“50所全國創新創業典型經驗高校”之一，全國僅有5所民辦高校入選。 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.
成為“遼寧省首批10所向應用型轉變試點高校”之一。 DNUI became one of the first 10 universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
遼寧省面向全省本科高校開展本科專業綜合評價，學校7個專業位于全省前三。學校教育教學改革的成果日益彰顯。 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.
學校成為CDIO國際合作組織正式成員。 DNUI was admitted as a full member of the CDIO, an international organization of engineering education.
學校《軟件人才培養的實訓平臺建設與應用》獲得第六屆高等教育國家級教學成果二等獎。 Construction and Application of Practicum Platform for Nurturing Software Talents was awarded the Second Prize of the Sixth National Higher Education Academic Achievement Award.
舉行“大連東軟信息學院”揭牌儀式，向建設有特色、高水平、創業型應用技術大學目標又邁出重要一步。 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.
經教育部批準，轉設為獨立設置的普通本科高校?大連東軟信息學院，成為全國首批轉設的4所獨立學院之一。學校開始探索實施TOPCARES一體化人才培養模式。 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.
學校成為東北大學軟件工程碩士大連教學點，全流程開展工程碩士教育。 As the Dalian teaching center of Northeastern University were in full operation, it started to offer the Master of Software Engineering.
學校《創新型IT職業人才培養模式的探索與實踐》獲得第五屆高等教育國家級教學成果一等獎，首開中國民辦高校先河。 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.
經教育部批準，成為東北大學獨立學院——東北大學東軟信息學院，開展全日制本科教育。 Neusoft Institute of Information became the independent college of Northeastern University, approved by Ministry of Education. The school started to provide undergraduate education.
被教育部確定為首批35所國家級示范性軟件職業技術 學院之一，并被推選為院長聯席會主席單位。 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名學生入學。 The first 1, 500 students were enrolled.
經遼寧省政府批準，大連東方信息技術研修學院轉制為大連東軟信息技術職業學院，開展高職專科教育。 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.
經遼寧省教育廳批準，成立大連東方信息技術研修學院，并成為東北大學網絡教育學院大連分院，開展網絡本科教育。 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.