Lanzhou University

Why Study at Lanzhou University, China

Brief Introduction

Founded in 1909, Lanzhou University is one of the top universities directly administered by the Ministry of Education and elected as one of the key universities in “Project 211” and “Project 985”.

1. History

Lanzhou University was originally named as Gansu School of Law and Politics. In 1928, it was expanded into Lanzhou Sun Yat-Sen University. It was renamed as National University of Lanzhou in 1945. In 2002 and 2004, the Institute of Gansu Grassland Ecology and Lanzhou Medical College merged in to Lanzhou University respectively.

2. Overview of Campus

Located in Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province, Lanzhou University currently occupies a total area of 3,807 mu and consists of 6 campuses with 2 affiliated hospitals and 1 stomatological hospital.

3. Strong Faculty

Lanzhou University has totally 4,257 staffs and teachers working on the campus, of which 1,975 are faculty members, including 424 professors, 874 associate professors, 423 doctoral supervisors and 9 academicians. So far 20,083 students are enrolled in the undergraduate program, 10,646 students in the postgraduate and doctoral programs.

4. Discipline Construction and Laboratories

The disciplines of Lanzhou University cover 12 fields in total, including science, technology, law, agriculture, literature, history, economics, philosophy, management, medical and pedagogy. Now the university has 8 national-level key disciplines, 2 national level developing disciplines, and 32 provincial-level disciplines. The University operates the key laboratory of Applied Organic and 6 laboratories of Arid and Grassland Ecology, West China Environment, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Arid and Agro-ecology, Semi-Arid Climate Change of the Ministry of Education, a key laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystem of the Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, there are 1 Key Open Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems under the ministry of Agriculture, 2 Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 Engineering Research Center under the Ministry of Education, and 1 China-Germany Research Center under the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

5. Researches and Achievements

Lanzhou University is outstanding in the basic theoretical research and has made great achievements in the applied researches. Recently, the university has set new goals on pursuing national prominence based on Northwestern characteristics by undertaking national level projects, developing new disciplinary potentials and serving for the Gansu regional economic and social development. Over 500 awards of national, provincial and ministry levels have been conferred to Lanzhou University, and more than 1000 books and publications have been released, over 4000 essays have been published in 2012. According to the statistics, Lanzhou University ranks one of the top universities which have published the largest amount of essays and of the highest citation rate. In recent years, the number of the essays published and cited by SCI takes the leading ranks of No.24 and No.16 among the Chinese higher institutions respectively.

6. International Communication and Cooperation

Seeing great benefits to be reaped from international cooperation, Lanzhou University has already established partnerships with over 100 universities and research institutes worldwide. Aiming at establishing the world famous top comprehensive university with multi-discipline coordinative development, Lanzhou University will inherit the concept of “Working for the West of China, Building up a Top University” as well as the university motto of “Constantly improving, blazing our own path”, carrying forward the spirit of Lanzhou University, strengthening the opening consciousness, laying stress on the connotation construction, enhancing the education quality, insisting on the strategy of talents strengthening university and constructing a harmonious campus to contribute more to the economic and social development of the western regions, higher education advancement of China and national rejuvenation.



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