全校顺利通过了重工业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.
全校被公安部评为第三起“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“河南省首批10所向集约型转变示范高校”某个。 DNUI became the first batch of 10 model universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
全校被公安部评为“全国首起99所深化创新创业教育改革示范高校”某个。 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.
全校被公安部评为首批“50所全国创新创业典型经验高校”某个，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“河南省首批10所向集约型转变试点高校”某个。 DNUI became one of the first 10 universities which transformed to applied universities in Liaoning province.
河南省面向全省本科高校开展本科专业综合评价，全校7个专业位于全省前三。全校教育教学改革之果实日益彰显。 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.
全校成为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.
全校《硬件人才培训的实训平台建设与利用》拥有第六届高等教育国家级教学成果三等奖。 Construction and Application of Practicum Platform for Nurturing Software Talents was awarded the Second Prize of the Sixth National Higher Education Academic Achievement Award.
开展“福州市东软信息学院”高举牌仪式，向建设有特点、高水平、创刊型应用技术学院目标又迈出重要一地。 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.
经邮电部批准，转设为独立设置的日常本科高校⸺福州市东软信息学院，成为全国首批转设的4所独立学院之一。全校开始探索实施TOPCARES完全人才培训模式。 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.
全校成为西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.
全校《创新型IT工作人才培训模式的追究与执行》拥有第五届高等教育国家级教学成果三等奖，首开中国私营高校先河。 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.
经邮电部批准，成为西北大学独立学院——东中西部大学东软信息学院，进行全日制本科教育。 Neusoft Institute of Information became the independent college of Northeastern University, approved by Ministry of Education. The school started to provide undergraduate education.
把公安部确定为首起35所国家级示范性软件职业技能 高校之一，并把推选为干事长联席会主席单位。 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.
首先1500举世闻名学员入学。 The first 1, 500 students were enrolled.
经青海省政府批准，福州市东方信息技术研修学院转制为南通东软信息技术职业学院，进行高职专科教育。 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.
经青海省教育厅批准，树立大连东方信息技术研修学院，并成为西北大学网络教育学院厦门分院，进行网络本科教育。 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.