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Lanzhou University is a national key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education. It has an important strategic position in the national higher education structure and has an important influence and a good reputation both at home and abroad. There are 2 campuses in Chengguan and Yuzhong, with a campus area of 3,544.32 acres.


The school was founded in 1909 as the Gansu School of Law and Politics. It was the first college of modern significance in Northwest China. In 1928, it was expanded to Lanzhou Zhongshan University. In 1946, it was renamed National Lanzhou University. After the founding of New China, it was determined as one of the country's 14 comprehensive universities in the adjustment of colleges and departments. Since the reform and opening up, it has been selected into the "211 Project" and "985 Project" construction universities. In 2002 and 2004, Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute and Lanzhou Medical College were merged into and returned to Lanzhou University. In 2017, it was selected as a world-class university construction university (Class A). In the course of more than 110 years of running the school, the school sticks to the west and strives for the country. It has embarked on the road of establishing a world-class university in economically underdeveloped areas. It has created "one academician and eight academicians" in chemistry and three generations of teachers and students in geosciences. "The Three Poles of the Earth", the "Lanzhou Army Corps" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the partners of Longjilan University are well-known "Lanzhou phenomenon" at home and abroad.


By the disciplinary development thinking of "prospering literature, intensive management, expanding engineering, fine agriculture, and strengthening medicine", the school strives to build a comprehensive discipline system with a reasonable structure and distinctive characteristics. It is the first batch of universities in my country that has the right to grant bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees and establishes post-doctoral research mobile stations. There are 47 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, 25 first-level disciplines for doctoral degree authorization, 21 types of master's professional degree authorization, 1 type of doctoral professional degree authorization, covering 12 disciplines. It is a university with degree authorization and independent review. There are 21 post-doctoral research mobile stations. There are 8 national key disciplines and 2 national key (cultivation) disciplines. Four disciplines, chemistry, atmospheric science, ecology, and grass science, were selected into the list of world-class disciplines. Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Earth Science, Botany and Zoology, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, Environment and Ecology, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Agricultural Science and Social Science, etc. 13 disciplines are among the top 1% of ESI, of which chemistry disciplines are among the top 1‰ of ESI.


The school adheres to the talent work philosophy of "please the close ones and those who are far away", and builds a working mechanism that integrates introduction, training, and stability. There are 2,789 full-time and part-time teaching and research personnel, including 1,137 professors and researchers, and 795 associate professors and associate researchers. There are 2031 postgraduate tutors; 220 postdoctoral fellows; 112 clinical medical professors and 282 associate professors. There are 19 academicians of the two academies; 17 leading talents of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program"; 23 special-appointed professors of the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program"; 26 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars; National Cultural Masters and "Four Batches" Talent Project 2 selected; 12 national-level candidates for the Hundred-Ten Thousand Talents Project; 3 national "Ten Thousand-Ten Thousand Program" teaching teachers; 4 winners of the Ministry of Education "High School Teaching Teacher Award"; 9 winners of the Ministry of Science and Technology Innovative Talent Promotion Program 8 people; 8 young top-notch talents in the "Ten Thousand Talents Program"; 18 young scholars in the "Yangtze River Scholars Award Program"; 26 winners of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Fund; winners of the New Century Excellent Talents Support Program (including cross-century) 129 people; 6 top-notch leading talents in Gansu Province; 116 leading talents in Gansu Province; 36 winners of the "High School Teaching Teacher Award" in Gansu Province; 28 "four batches" talents in Gansu Propaganda and Culture System, outstanding youth culture There are 12 talents; 37 Feitian scholars in Gansu Province.


The school implements the fundamental task of cultivating people, promotes the excellent style of study of "diligence, truth-seeking, and enterprising", deeply promotes the reform of education and teaching, continuously improves the talent training system, and unremittingly improves the quality of talent training. It is the first batch of universities in my country to set up the national basic scientific research and teaching talent training base for liberal arts and sciences, and the first batch of universities to be selected into the national innovative experimental program for college students. It is one of the 19 universities in my country to implement the experimental program for training top-notch students in basic disciplines. There are currently 2,201 undergraduates, 12,253 postgraduates, and 3161 postgraduates. There are 103 undergraduate majors and 16 national characteristic majors. There are 5 national-level teaching teams, 6 national-level talent training bases, 37 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites, 7 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, and 2 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas. More than 420,000 alumni have won the reputation of "solid foundation, broad knowledge, and hard work" with their strong family and country feelings and unique perseverance. Since the reform and opening up, the number of graduates who have won academicians of the two academies and the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth has ranked among the top universities in the country.


The school adheres to the scientific research concept of "standing indomitable", insists on equal emphasis on basic research and applied research, transforms the comparative disadvantages of regions into comparative advantages based on natural endowments, and promotes the major issues of economic and social development in the west to become national strategies and even international scientific issues. , Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Grassland, 4 first-class construction disciplines, as well as magnetism, nuclear science, cell activity and adversity adaptation, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, glacier and frozen soil, wind and sand management, peptide drugs, high incidence of diseases in the west, Dunhuang studies, ethnology, The research results of Marxism Sinicization, Central Asia issues, government performance evaluation, regional economics, and other aspects are remarkable. Focusing on national strategies such as western development, ecological civilization construction, rural revitalization, ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, and the "One Belt One Road" initiative, focusing on "large platforms, large teams, large projects, and large results", several innovations have been established The ability of research institutions to serve national strategies and local economic and social development has been significantly enhanced.


There are 4 National Natural Science Foundation of China's innovative research groups, 8 Ministry of Education innovation teams; 2 national key laboratories, 2 national field scientific observation and research stations, 2 national and local joint engineering laboratories, and 1 national joint laboratory There are 5 national international scientific and technological cooperation bases, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the province and the ministry, 6 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the State Forestry and Grassland Administration 1 engineering technology research center, 2 key research bases of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 1 research and cultivation base of the Chinese National Community Consciousness by the United Front Work Department, the Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of Education, and the National Civil Affairs Commission, and the ideological and political work of colleges and universities of the Ministry of Education 1 innovation and development center, 1 regional and national research and cultivation base of the Ministry of Education, 1 national and regional research center of the National Ethnic Affairs Commission "One Belt and One Road" national and regional research center, 1 national base for the inheritance of Chinese excellent traditional culture in ordinary colleges and universities of the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Education (National Language and Writing Committee) 1 national language promotion base.


The school adheres to open education and actively carries out foreign exchanges and cooperation. It has established exchanges and cooperation with 221 universities and scientific research institutions in 44 countries and regions around the world and has led the establishment of the "Belt and Road" university alliance with a total of 173 members. There are 3 Confucius Institutes in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia. Cooperated with Drexel University in the United States to hold a computer science and technology undergraduate education cooperation project.


The first and second hospitals of the school are large-scale comprehensive tertiary A hospitals integrating medical treatment, teaching, scientific research, prevention, health care, rehabilitation, and first aid. They are medical institutions with important influence in Gansu Province and even the northwestern region. It plays an important role in the training of medical and medical personnel. The Stomatological Hospital is a tertiary first-class dental specialist hospital.


Facing the future, Lanzhou University adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and aims to build a world-class university with Chinese characteristics. Playing the majestic movement of building a world-class university in western China, making new and greater contributions to the realization of the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

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