The school of Philosophy and Social is a teaching and research unit of Lanzhou University and it was established in 1978 in the name of Faculty of Philosophy. In 1996, the specialty of sociology was set up in the faculty besides of philosophy and thereupon changed its name into Faculty of Philosophy and Social. In July, 2004, the faculty was upgraded to school level and renamed as school of philosophy and sociology. At present, the school has two specialties, Philosophy and Sociology in undergraduate level and six institutes in master level among which four research institutes in philosophy e.g. Chinese philosophy, Marxist Philosophy, Foreign Philosophy and Philosophy of Science and Technology while two institutes in sociology e.g. Sociology and Demography. Besides, there are two research centers, Center for Social Assessment and Women's Gender Research Center and one academic institute that isInstitute of Islamic Culture studies. The school hosts an economic and social journal, “Science, Economics and Society” and recognized as CSSCI.
The school has 26 full-time college teachers and among them 6 full professors and 11 associate professors. 15 teachers obtained master degree and two obtained Ph.D degree. The school has a library of over 3,200 books and more than 140 kinds of Chinese and foreign newspapers and journals with total sum of 7,000 books.
In the past three years, the school has achieved many research accomplishments in both the specialties, philosophy and sociology as its teachers accomplished 67 research projects, including 4 national projects, 11 provincial and ministerial projects and 52 joint projects. Each year, more than 800,000 yuan are obtained for scientific research. The school has over 80 essays published in national publications, including 40 by core journals and over 16 books published including 8 books by authorized presses.
Mailing address: Tianshui City, Gansu Province, Lanzhou Road 220, the Office of the School ofPhilosophy and Social
Phone: 0931-8913710 0931-5292710
（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
Lanzhou University has set up Bank Accounting Classes and the Department of Political Economics when it was still called Gansu College. The School of Economics and Management was established in July, 1997 and the School of Economics was than set up in March, 2004.
After a long-term development, a series of centers were founded, such as the Training Center of Talents of Economics, the Academic Research Center, the Information Intelligence Center and theInformation Center for the Government and Enterprises. At present, the School of Economics possesses a panel of teachers with reasonable age structures, qualification structures, teachers’ educational background structures, and knowledge structures. Its faculty consists of 10 professors, 15 associate professors and 25 lecturers. Furthermore, there are six institutes affiliated to the School of Economics, including Political Economic Research Institutes, Socio- Economic Development Institute, Quantitative Economics Institute, the Research Institute of the North-west population, the Institute of Northwest Development and the Institute of Finances.
The School of Economics owns a comprehensive academic degree training system, including bachelors, masters and doctors. Moreover Regional Economics has been entitled to awarding doctorate. Besides, the School of Economics has the national disciplines in Regional Economics and post-doctoral research center of Applied Economics which is first-degree subject. In addition, majors of Applied Economics including Political Economics, Economic History, Regional Economics, Quantitative Economics, Economics of population, Resources and Environment, Finances and Industrial Economics have the right to award Master’s degree. Furthermore, it has the four majors for undergraduates, including Economics, International Economics and Trade, Statistics and Finances. Moreover, it has a provincial level base class for cultivating talents of Economics and Scientific Research. At present, theSchool of Economics has more than 900 students, among which over 600 are undergraduates, graduate over 300, and doctor over 80.
The aim of the School of Economics is to train elites of economics and advanced economic management professionals who can meet the needs of the development of China’s socialist market economy. It is in the spirit of setting up a school of strong foundations and high qualities. The School of Economics has set up over 20 basic specialized courses and common courses of Economics in the first two years, meanwhile, there are 40 specialized courses and selective in the later two years so as to enable the students to meet the needs of society. Besides, the School of Economics lays special emphasis on the training of foreign language skills, computer skills, the research capabilities of Economics and actual working capability, which will provide the students with better chances for their studies and their future careers. And the outstanding undergraduates have the right to continue to pursue their Master’s or Doctor’s degree exempted from the entrance examination.
For a long time, the School of Economics makes the most of its talents and has carried out scientific researches broadly. By making full use of the humanities and social resources in the Northwest of China, the School of Economics has made great contributions to Gansu Province and the whole country in the cultivation of talents, scientific researches and decision-making advisory. Furthermore, theSchool of Economics has assumed more than 200 projects at different levels. The number of the research papers published exceeds 800. Meanwhile, it has participated in the compiling and publishing of more than 60 treatises and has more than15 million RMB research funds, and it has won a lot of prizes and prestige both in teaching and scientific researches.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The School of Law originated from the former Gansu Law and Politics School which was called Zhigong School (Great Justice) before 1909. In August 1946, Lanzhou University was officially established, which consists of four schools, School of Law,School of Literature, etc. And School of Law is the strongest with the largest population among them. Under the direction of College and Department Adjustment Scheme of Northwest, set up by Central State Administrative Council in 1952, Lanzhou University merged School of Literature and School ofLaw, renamed as School of Literature and Law. In 1953, Lanzhou University readjusted its departments. As a result, the Law Department was abolished. Along with the need of Legislative Work, after the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, theSchool of Law, Lanzhou University, was re-established with the approval of the former State Education Commission. in 1984, At the same time, the School of Law began to enroll undergraduate students of law. And it is the first school to enroll postgraduates of economic law in the West in 1986. In 1997, authorized by State Council Degree Office, the School of Law held a new master degree of civil and commercial law. After that, it held another master degree in constitution and administrative law, criminal law. In 1999，the Graduate of the State Council's Office and the Ministry of Justice gave our school the right to grant J.M master's degree.
On June 25, 2003, the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of Lanzhou University decided to establish “Lanzhou University Law School” instead of “The Lanzhou University Law Department”.
The Law School of Lanzhou University have the right to grant the first group master's degree of law in China, it enrolls postgraduates of historian law, the Constitution and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Economic Law, Environment and Resources Protection Law, International Law and J.M. professional degree.
The Law School has 11 National Social Science Fund Projects, and it also has another 58 projects of provincial and ministerial level in the level of the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Justice etc.
The total number of staff members is 47, 33 of them are full-time teachers (including 5 professors, associate professor 9).At present, there are altogether more than 600 full-time post-graduate students, and another 400 undergraduate students.
From the restoration of law subject to the reconstruction of the Law School, the Law School of Lanzhou University has become one legal base of teaching and researching of China's northwest region. The graduates of the Law School who have professional basis and social adaptabilities have been widely recognized.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The school of Politics and Administration has the doctoral discipline of Marxism in China as well as six master degree programs as the followings: Marxist Fundamental Principles, the research on Marxism Chinese-characterization, Ideological and Political Education and the Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movement and International Politics and International Relations. At present, the total amount of post-graduate is 220.Under the school; it establishes 3 undergraduate specialties which are International Politics, the Ideological and Political Education and Politics and Administrative Science as well as the management of Social and Public Study of double degree. At present, we have 380 undergraduate students at school. Our hardware facilities are good, with 2 professional libraries and a network computer room. The library has more than 10 volumes of books, hundreds of magazines and newspapers from home and abroad.
The School of Politics and Administration has excellent faculty in academic research with an reasonable age echelon. The college has 63 staff in total, of whom 52 full-time teachers, 9 Professors , 17 associate professors, 22 lecturers, With 7 doctor tutors , 24 Master student supervisors and 5 returning brains. In recent years, School of Politics and Administration focus on the construction of political science subjects and makes huge fruits. Those teachers are with great concentration in their field of study, completed 87 research projects, of which 10 state-level issues, 13 researches for education Ministry, 23 provincial-level issues, 41 crosswise issues. We have obtained research funding for 2,604,000 Yuan. These research projects, with distinct characteristics, embodied the study of issues of Central Asia, the stability of western border, and the contemporary studies of Ethnic groups’ Religious inChina and the neighboring countries, the education of political theory and educational research. Our department has published more than 400 academic papers, of which more than 80 articles published in the core periodicals and more than 20 books ;We offer advices and suggestions to National functional departments and provide more than 20 advisory reports which subject to the central leadership and functional departments’ concern and recognition. In recent years, 7 teachers of our department have been appointed as the political theory preacher in Gansu Province accounted for one-third of the team. The growth of teachers as well as the development of discipline construction has vigorously promoted the research work which contributes to the creation of research-oriented university and lays an academic foundation.
Nowadays the post-graduates of Politics and Administration and the political work in colleges and universities, national ministries, local governments, army and scientific research units. They’re serious, hardworking, surefooted, and loyal. They won wildly praises from employers.
School of Politics and Administration warmly welcomes our outstanding university graduates to be selected to administrative departments and institutions, research institutes and colleges and universities.
The predecessor of School of Marxism of Lanzhou University can be traced back to the Teaching and Research Section of Marxism-Leninism established in 1950, which then developed into Department of Science of Marxism (or Department of Teaching and Research of Marxism-Leninism) in 1988 with the undergraduate program of Basic Principles of Marxism, and was renamed Department of International Politics in 1998. In 2001, Department of Teaching and Research of Marxism-Leninism, Department of Moral Education and Department of International Politics amalgamated into a new Department of International Politics which was renamed School of Politics and Administration in 2004. That year witnessed a newcomer - Department of Social Sciences of the former Lanzhou University of Medicine. In 2008, the new Department turned into School of Marxism and became an independent college in 2013. Two years later, it was recognized as one of the first national key Schools of Marxism.
The school now has 71 staff members, of whom 61 are full-time teachers, including 12 full professors, 19 associate professors and 30 lecturers. There are 14 doctoral and 29 master’s supervisors. 81% of the faculties are holders of Doctor’s Degrees or doctoral candidates, and 13 studied or worked abroad. There are a lot of honorable titles among the faculty, such as 4 experts of Theoretical Studies of Marxism and Its Construction Project, 4 experts enjoying Special Government Allowances of the State Council, 1 national excellent teacher, 1 national excellent university teacher of Ideological and Political Theories, 4 influential models and teachers of Ideological and Political Theories, 2 members of Advisory Board of Ideological and Political Theories under Ministry of Education, 1 member of Advisory Board of Political Science, 1 national teaching expert of Ideological and Political Theories at Colleges and Universities, 1 national teaching model of Ideological and Political Theories at Colleges and Universities, 1 national leading teacher of Ideological and Political Theories at Colleges and Universities, 1 national excellent teacher, 1 Baosteel excellent teacher, 1 national pioneering teacher of education reform and innovation, 4 leading talents of Gansu Province, 3 prominent teachers of Gansu Province, 9 members of Theory Preaching Board of Gansu Committee of CPC, 3 talents of Talents up to the Four Standards in Gansu Cultural Department, 1 excellent teacher of Ideological and Political Theories at Colleges and Universities in Gansu, 3 Longji prominent teachers of Lanzhou University, and 2 of “My Favorite Ten Teachers” in Lanzhou University.
The School claims Center for Post-Doctoral Studies, the doctoral program of the primary discipline, and the master’s program of the primary discipline. And there are 7 doctoral programs of the secondary discipline: Basic Principles of Marxism, Study of Sinicization of Marxism, Study of Marxism Abroad, Ideological and Political Education, Study of Basic Issues of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, Construction of CPC, and Marxist Theory of International Relations and China’s Foreign Relations; and 9 master’s programs of the secondary discipline: Basic Principles of Marxism, The History of Development of Marxism, Study of Sinicization of Marxism, Study of Marxism Abroad, Ideological and Political Education, Study of Basic Issues of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, Construction of CPC, Marxist Theory of International Relations and China’s Foreign Relations, Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movement. Besides, the school offers 2 undergraduate programs: Ideological and Political Education, and Marxist Theory (to enroll students in 2018), of which the program of Ideological and Political Education is recognized as the one with its own characteristics in Gansu Province.
The school covers 6 teaching and research sections: Basic Principles of Marxism, Sinicization of Marxism, Basic Issues of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, Ideological and Political Education, Current China’s Situation and Policy, and Ideological and Political Theories for Graduates. They are responsible for the teaching and research of courses of ideological and political theories for undergraduates and graduates. Pursuing the correct political direction and keeping on top priority the education of ideological and political theories, the school has formed a teaching model with characteristics of Lanzhou University---“Highlighting teaching of theories in class aided by online teaching and practice”. As a result, the teaching team of ideological and political courses was approved as a provincial-level team. The School, included in the national research and training bases for teachers of courses of ideological and political theories of Chinese colleges and universities, covers 7 research institutes: Research Center of Innovation of Ideological and Political Theories and Practice (Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Colleges and Universities in Gansu Province), Research Center of Public Opinions and Measures on Ideological and Political Education at Colleges and Universities (Key Think Tank of Gansu Province), Research Center of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era of Lanzhou University, Research Center of the Socialist Theory with Chinese Characteristics of Lanzhou University, Research Center of Basic Principles of Political Economy of Lanzhou University, Research Center of Construction of Clean and Honest Administration of Gansu Province, and Research Center of Construction of Clean and Honest Administration of Lanzhou University.
Centered on the teaching and research of Marxist theory, the school finished up with some significant research achievements in its own approach. In the past five years, the school was approved of over 30 research programs, including major and key programs of national and ministerial level, programs of the National Social Science Fund of China, programs of Social Science Planning of Ministry of Education, as well as those of Social Science Planning of Gansu Province. Great achievements are also made in the research of politics with Chinese characteristics, economy, culture, society, ecology, ideological education as well as the stability of the western Chinese frontiers. Hundreds of articles were published at important journals like Studies on Marxism, Marxism & Reality, Contemporary World & Socialism, Teaching and Research, World Economics and Politics, and Cass Journal of Political Science, etc. Many series of books were published by important publishing agencies such as People’s Publishing House, China Social Science Press, etc. And over 20 results of research programs are highly recognized by Central Government leaders and related departments.
We will stay true to the founding mission of the party, and keep pressing ahead in our cause. Persuant to the University motto “always strive with bravery to carve out a unique way” and the excellent tradition of “seeking truth with industriousness and enterprise”, we make great efforts to build a significant national platform for the teaching, research and spreading of Marxist Theory and for cultivation of talents in this field.
School of Chinese Language and Literature f Lanzhou University has a long history. In 1928, Chinese Department in Lanzhou Sun Yat-sen University (former Lanzhou University) was established. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Department of Chinese Language and Literature in Lanzhou University was enacted and renamed School of Chinese Language and Literature, Lanzhou University in 2004. As one of the earliest Chinese disciplines in China, the School has inherited excellent humanistic and academic tradition. With the hard work of several generations, the school has been formed practical and enterprising academic atmosphere, cultivated a galaxy of talents, all of which contribute much to the establishment and development of Chinese discipline in 20th century and win a well-deserved reputation in China for the School. In 21st century, School of Chinese Language and Literature continues to advance discipline construction, introduce outstanding faculties, and improve teaching facilities to power the objective of Lanzhou University, a comprehensive, research-oriented, well-known and high-level Lanzhou University at home and abroad, in accordance with the intention of “rooting in China’s Western regions and building a world-class university”.
The School has two undergraduate majors, Chinese Language and Literature and Drama & Film-and-Television Literature, a first-level master’s degree authorization point in Chinese language and literature with six secondary discipline master’s degree authorization point in Chinese Philology, Chinese Classical philology, Literary Theory, Ancient Chinese Literature, Contemporary Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature and World Literature, The authorization point of Master’s degree in first-level discipline,, a master’s degree in MTCSOL , a first-level doctoral degree authorization point in Chinese Language and Literature. In 2006 and 2010, sub-disciplines of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature were listed as key provincial construction disciplines in Gansu Province. In 2013, the first-grade discipline, Chinese language and literature, was listed as a key discipline in Gansu Province. In 2014, Chinese language and literature was approved to establish post-doctoral research stations.
There are 67 teaching and administrative staffs in School of Chinese Language and Literature, including 50 full-time teachers, 14 professors, 17 associate professors, and 19 lecturers. There are 42 teachers with PhD,5 teachers with master’s degree, 11 doctoral supervisors and 31 master supervisors. The structure of the faculty is reasonable and the trend of faculty development is promising. In the next few years, the School will build a teaching and research team with more comprehensive knowledge, higher academic qualifications and a solid learning strength to ensure long-standing development of the School’s teaching and scientific research.
The School of Foreign Languages and Literature has a long history which can be dated back to as early as 1946, when the National University of Lanzhou was founded. At that time, the School of Arts at Lanzhou University consisted of 5 departments, i.e. Chinese language, History, Border Languages, English language, and Russian language. The departments of English Language and Russian Language boasted such outstanding professors as Shui Tiantong, Chu Dagao and Mu Yunzhong, etc. In 1952, because of the national university regulation policy, the departments of English Language and Russian Language merged into other schools, with only one teaching and research section left (called Russian Language teaching and research section during 1952-1956) at Lanzhou University. In 1970, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department was founded. In 1999, Foreign Languages and Literature Department and College English Teaching Department were combined to be the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The school comprises 4 research institutes, i.e., English Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, and Translation Studies, offering both Bachelor’s degrees of English, Russian, Japanese, German, and French, and Master’s degrees of English Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, and Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics respectively. It also includes 3 Non-Foreign Languages Majoring Students Teaching and Research Centers.
The school has 138 faculty members nowadays, among whom 41 are professors and associate professors, 87 are lecturers and assistants, and 14 are responsible for administrative affairs. In addition, the school has more than 10 foreign teachers.
Currently, the Secretary and Dean of the school are Liu Hong and Professor Yuan Honggeng respectively.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
School of History and Culture at Lanzhou University was derived from the Literature & History Department of Gansu College in the year 1934. National Lanzhou University was founded in 1946, in which the Department of History was set up, and then renamed School of History and Culture (SHC) in March 2004.
The first director of the Department， Gu Jiegang, a sinitic master, contributed greatly to the subjects’ establishment and the development of the department. Afterwards famous scholars continuously came forth, including Mr. Yang Xiangkui, Mr.Shi Nianhai, Mr.Wang Shumin, Mr. Zhao Lisheng, Mr.Zhang Menlun，and Mr.Li Tianhu etc.
Ever since Chinese economic reform, SHC has brought up nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and 800 postgraduate students. Many of them have already become the mainstays in different fields. The vice president, Professor Ji Zong’an of Jinan University is a very good example for that, so does Professor Tang Kaijian, Professor Qin Hui of Tsinghua University, Professor Zhao Wenhong of the Institute of World History in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS),researcher Li Guoqiang of the China’s Borderland History and Geography Research Center, CASS, Professor Wu Yugui of the Institute of History, CASS, President of Reader Quarterly Peng Changcheng, and its Editor-in-general Chen Zekui etc.
So far, SHC has three departments: History, Ethnology, and Museology & Archeology department, ten research institutes which are for the research of Chinese History and Culture, Historiography Study, Neoteric Chinese History, World History & International Relations, Chinese Ancient Books, Dunhuang Study, Ethnology, Chinese Minorities, and Ethnological Theories and Policies. With the leadership of the Party and government administrations, SHC is heading for a bright future.
SHC has formed the integrated students cultivating system from undergraduate to master and PhD then to post-PhD station. It runs 5 undergraduate programs in history, world history, ethnology, tourism management and museology; 2 master’s programs in history (including 9 second-class subjects) and ethnology (including 5 second-class subjects); 1 doctor’s programs in historical philology; 1 first-class subject for doctor's degree in ethnology as well as 2 postdoctoral stations in history and ethnology.
In SHC, ethnology and historical philology are the national significant subjects, in addition, SHC has 2 significant bases for northwest minorities’ research and DunHuang study, which are appraised by the Chinese Ministry of Education; 1 national training base for researching and personnel cultivating of history, which had been singled out as an excellent base of national wide 21 bases in 2001.
SHC now has 905 students, in which are 571 undergraduate students, 243 masters and 91 doctors. Its faculty consists of 63, of which 48 are teachers, including 20 professors, 13 associate professors, 12 doctoral supervisors and 29 masters’ supervisors. Faculty who have senior title of their technical post constitute 68.3 % of the teachers, in which one commissioner of Teaching Directing Committee of History, the Chinese Ministry of Education, one commissioner of National Assessing Committee for Social Sciences Funds, over 10 who hold chief positions in national wide academic organizations.1 teacher’s thesis for doctor’s degree has been chosen to top 100 excellent doctor’s theses in 2007.
SHC attaches much importance to the quality of education. Now it has set up the structure, which is on the base of undergraduate education and make the graduate education keystone, so far a good tradition of attaching importance to basic theories, basic knowledge, skills and academic research has been established. By right of “Xiao long” Scholarship, and has school-wide quarterly “History Freely” and “Nine-colored Deer” published, which lead students to undertake academic research. Moreover, it has published two academic corpuses written by undergraduates, “Xiao long Ji Cui”, “Cui Ying Lun Shi”. In recent years, the students have had great result in academic research. Wang Lanping, Li Guodun,Cao Xun had successively won the Rookie prize of history study from the national historical bases, Jiang Jie’ “Governmental Reform in the Borderland among Shann’xi, Gansu, and Ningxia during the War against Japan” has been collected into the corpus of Symposium for the Sixtieths’ Anniversary in Memory of the Success against Japan and Fascism, which is the only article written by undergraduate student.
The good tradition of working hard and exerting on search has already been formed. The rate of successfully applying for master degree (RAFMD) and that of employment (RE) keeps rising. Meanwhile, SHC actively takes good advantage of the resources such as state stipend ，“Xiaolong” and“Zhongqin” Scholarship, to help penniless students so that they can finish their schoolwork smoothly.
SHC’s scientific reaching is based on the basic research and noted for characteristic research. It has made rather great achievement in the fields of the Northwest Minorities’ study, Dunhuang Study, Ancient Chinese History , Historical Theories and Historiography, the History of Ancient Chinese Thoughts, the History of Regions and Nations, the Modern Chinese Society, etc. Among them, the studies of the Northwest Minorities and Dunhuang are rather famed, and have significant effects both domestically and abroad.
Now SHC comes into such a period full of opportunities for development. The faculty and the students at large are trying their best to agglomerate the power from both domestic and overseas scholars to carry forward the Chinese excellent traditional culture and bring up high-quality learners.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The School of Management of Lanzhou University was founded in the May 2004. The foundation of this academic institute aims to meet the need of Lanzhou University building itself as a comprehensive and world well-known research universities for the new century, as well as training high-level management talents in the western China. The School of Management has a variety of majors, abundant academic members and excellent education facilities. Holding the mission of Lanzhou University, the School of Management consistently takes great efforts to make progress by innovation and global perspective. Today, the School of Management of Lanzhou University has a rather high reputation and been viewed as a cradle which is fostering all sorts of talents and academic elites in the fields of management in western China.
The School of Management has 6 research bodies including the Institute of Public Administration, Institute of Land Resource Management, Institute of Modern Enterprise, Institute of Financial Management and Accounting, Institute of International Hotel and Tourism Management, Institute of Information Management. In the December 2004, the School of Management is authorized to run two university level research center which are Research Center for Public Administration of West China and China Center for Local Government Performance Evaluation of Lanzhou University. As a basic education and research organization, the research institutes will form the overall research framework according to the disciplinary areas and majors. Under the leadership of academic pioneers, these 6 institutes aimed to focus on specialized research fields and create their features, as well as take the responsibility of teaching jobs and researches respectively. On the basis of faculty, two research centers intend to integrate all sorts of relevant resources to carry out different key research projects, serving for the needs of social development and eventually becoming the academic research center for Public Administration in western China.
The School of Management of Lanzhou University pays much attention to the scientific research in an international perspective and actively involves in the international academic exchanges. The School of Management has set up close ties with some leading universities, funds, and big companies in the U.S., the U.K., Japan, and Belgium. For each year, a number of famous academicians come to the School of Management of Lanzhou University to conduct presentation, academic exchanges and cooperative researches.
The School of Management currently has 57 full-time teachers, including 8 professors (3 have the authority to direct the doctorate students), 21 associate professors, 13 lecturers, and 15 teaching assistants. In addition, the School of Management employs some quite famous management theorists, economists, entrepreneurs and senior government executives as the part-time professors. The School of Management has formed a proactive, innovative, creative, and practice-oriented work team. Among these teachers, some becomes the council member of the national and governmental academic society, the editorial council member of key academic periodicals, and independent director and management consultants of a lot of big companies and start-up firms. The school authority pays much attention to the building of the teaching staff and has made great efforts to attract excellent researchers in various ways. By encouraging those teachers who has only master degree or below to apply for doctoral degree, study abroad, cooperative research, academic exchanges, the School of Management aims to optimize its staff structure.
The School of Management consistently put its researches on the remarkable position. It has been taking different measures to encourage the teaching members to engage into the research projects and reinforce their research qualities. Currently, the School of Management has set a series of research fields that distinguish itself from partners, such as Marketing, Corporate Governance and Strategy Management, HRM, Logistics Management, Finance Management, Enterprise Information and Knowledge Management, Government Performance Management, Public Policy, Ethnic Administration Development, Hotel Management and Tourism Culture, Information Resources Management, etc. Since 2000, the staff has successfully applied over 80 research projects including National Nature Science Funding program, National Social Science Funding program, Arts and Social Sciences projects of Ministry of Education, Social Science Planning Project of Gansu Province, Soft Research Program of Gansu Province, as well as government and companies sponsored programs. Among these research projects, there are some outstanding academicians as well as their research fields. For instance, one National Social Science Funding program named "Research on the human capital investment management: theory, profit, and case studies" which is carried out by professor An Yingmin, a Gansu provincial government sponsored program named "Evaluation on the government performance by the private business", a Lanzhou University "985 project" research program "Visual Enterprise Management and VERP system development", a National Social Science Funding program named "The strategic analysis and empirical study on economic restructuring in western China" carried out all by professor Bao Guoxian, a National Nature Science Funding program named "Research on the key determinants, evaluation methods and management behavior of the customer satisfaction" and Lanzhou University "985 project" research program "Logistics engineering and management" which are carried out by professor Sun Minggui, and a Lanzhou University "985 project" research program named "Study on Webometrics" carried out by associate professor Sha Yongzhong. These above mentioned research projects have both great significance and social impacts. Furthermore, as the first intermediary organization, the Center for China's Local Government Performance Evaluation of Lanzhou University has made great progress in evaluation of the local governments and agencies. In other word, this center opens a new window on the Government Performance Evaluation in practice and therefore draws a great deal of attentions.
Since 2000, the staff has published 48 books or monographs, more than 280 academic papers at different journals or periodicals both in China or from abroad, such as Management World, China Soft Science, China Industrial Economy, Foreign Economics and Management, Guangming Daily, Studies in Science of Science, Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, the Journal of the Library Science in China, and earned 21 provincial and ministry-level government academic awards.
The School of Management clearly understands that the quality of its students is the lifeline for the existence and future development. Focusing on the building of the innovation and practice capability of its students, the School of Management consistently optimizes its curriculum, improves the way to teach, and reinforces the teaching tools to ensure the graduates have enduring competitive advantages. Till now, the students of the School of Management amount to 1900. Among them, there are over 620 master students, 1022 full-time undergraduate students, 300 part-time students. Over the past few decades, the School of Management has fostered a great deal of management talents.
The facilities at the School of Management (including 1,400 square meters working office, each professor and teacher has independent working office; the library and reading rooms contains more than 300 academic periodicals and 50,000 books; and the computer pool rooms and more than 100 terminals which can support more than 100 students) offered satisfactory working and studying environment for both the teachers and students. The school also has outstanding academic meeting hall and seminar rooms. In the year 2000, Lanzhou University had passed the 211 project pre-examination held by the Ministry of Education and Gansu people’s government. As a direct result, the Gansu provincial government invests 10 million RMB (equal to 1 million euros) to support the development and researches in Public Administration of Lanzhou University.
Professional Degrees and Educational Training Program
The Ministry of Education had authorized the School of Management of Lanzhou University to offer the MBA program as professional degrees in 1998. By the end of 2000, the school had more than 1,000 MBA(EMBA) graduates. In the year 2003, the Ministry allowed Lanzhou University to deliver the MPA program and the School of Management has its first 60 MPA student in 2004.
The school highly appreciates its function on serving for the society through professional training programs. The school will utilize the latest ideas and excellent managerial techniques to support and provide high quality management services for the private sectors, government and society. The school become one of the most important cooperative partners for the long-distance network education program which is co-hosted by the Ministry of Personnel, Lanzhou University and National Training Networking. By the end of 2004, the school had shared its teaching resources in this program for over 20,000 students. The school pays much attention to the university-public sector and university-local government relationships. As early as in late 1980s, the former Department of Management Science (now the School of Management) had held 11 modern management courses for the county heads in Gansu province and other master courses such Enterprise Management and Public Administration for the part-time students. Furthermore, the school offered its consultancy for a number of big state-owned enterprises and government agencies and helped them to make strategic plan.
1. MBA courses
——9 Core Courses
◇ Management Economics
◇ Accounting Theory and Practice
◇ Marketing Management and Simulation
◇ Production Operation Management
◇ Corporate Financing
◇ Enterprise Strategy Management and Simulation
◇ Management Information System and Information Resources Management
◇ Organization Behavior Management
—— 20 Elective Courses
◇ International Business
◇ Human Resources Development and Management
◇ Firm's Legal Practice
◇ International Enterprise Management
◇ Corporate Ethics and Culture
◇ Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management
◇ Service Management
◇ Corporate Governance
◇ Finance: Theory and Practice
◇ Securities Investment and Management
◇ Tax Theory and Practice
◇ Project Decision-Making and Management
◇ Case Studies: Chinese Industries and Businesses
◇ Knowledge Management in Company
◇ Quality and Brand Management
◇ Managerial Leadership and Communication
2. MPA Courses
——5 Core Courses
◇ Public Administration
◇ Public Policy Analysis
◇ Public Economics
◇ Quantitative Analysis methods
◇ Information Technology and Practice
——15 Elective Courses
◇ Administrative Law
◇ Macro-and Micro-economic Analysis
◇ Project Management and Appraisal
◇ Public Affairs Investigation
◇ The Government and NGO Management
◇ Negotiation and Etiquette
◇ Social Issues Analysis and Control
◇ Comparative Government and Politics
◇ Social Security
◇ Public Finance Theory and Practice
◇ Agricultural Policy and Rural Area Economy
◇ International Trade Theory and Policy
◇ Land and Urbanization Policy
3. General Master Courses
—— Basic Courses
◇ Advanced Topics in Management Science
◇ Advanced Micro- and Macro-Economics
◇ Advanced Management
◇ Advance Management Classics
◇ Management Information System and Information Resources Management
—— Professional Courses
◇ History on Managerial Ideas
◇ Research on Corporate Strategy Management
◇ Research on HRM
◇ Research on Modern Marketing Management
◇ Research on Modern Enterprise Finance
◇ Organization Behavior
◇ Research on Logistics Management
—— Major Elective Course
In terms of different majors, the master students can decide the courses they are interested in under the supervision by their tutors.
4. Courses Taught by English
◇ Management Information System and Information Resources Management
◇ Economic Policies and Economic Institution Reform of China
◇ Public Administration and Public Policy
◇ Chinese Management Ideas
◇ Organization Behavioral Management
◇ Banking and Security Investment
◇ China's Capital Market and Management Systems
◇ Developmental Conditions on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in western China
◇ Corporate Governance and its Policies in Chinese Public Companie
Lanzhou University School of Arts (LUSA) is a young and vigorous art school with international and contemporary features. Its five departments, including Visual Culture Studies, Graphic Design, Animation and New Medias, Dance and Performing Arts, and Music Studies, offer a great variety of art programs in the visual and musical fields. With an independent spacious building consisting of multi-functional classrooms and state-of-the-art teaching facilities, LUSA is one of the best-equipped art schools in northwestern China. Many LUSA faculty members have won awards in national and international competitions in the arts and established a great reputation in their respective professional fields.
As a school of art situated in a large research university, LUSA draws vast resources from other disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, literature, economy, business, computer science, chemistry, physics, and environment studies of the university to create a training ground for contemporary artists to enjoy the privilege of learning from other academic fields while developing their professional art skills. In particular, students of the school receive a wide and practical training in the arts so they are ready to enter the professions right after their four years studies in the school. LUSA also has distinguished MA programs in music studies and design art.
The Department of Visual Culture Studies offers courses in art history, art criticism, and art management studies. It prepares students for academic research in the visual and music fields. Graduates from this department work in museums, universities, art galleries, cultural administrations.
The Graphic Design Department trains students for professional positions in book illustration, industrious design, advertisement creation, and visual communications. Students in this department are expected to have a solid training in traditional Chinese art and design while keeping an open mind on international trends of new concepts in the discipline.
The Department of Animation and New Medias offers courses in animation and special effects; audio, visual, and digital media; game design & programming; photography; and web design and interactive media. And some of our courses are taught by working professions who bring their experience to the classroom.
Dance and Performing Arts Department focuses on local dance and performance traditions in northwestern China along the ancient Silk Road in addition to emphasizing on basic skill training. Performing arts of the bordering region minorities such Tibetan, Uighur, Mongolian, and Hui are examined and taught in classrooms.
The Music Department consists of two sections, the Vocalist Group and Instrument Group. There are nine finely trained vocalists working in the department who provide professional training for about thirty students each year. The instruments taught in the department include piano, violin, cello, Chinese zither, accordion, pi-pa and clarinet.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The School of Mathematics and Statistics of Lanzhou University was founded in July, 2004, which is based on the Department of Mathematics of the university. It has been more than 70 years since the inaugural class of mathematical science enrolled in 1946. Under the guidance of two pioneering mathematicians Professor Qingyi Chen and Professor Wenyuan Chen, faculties and students made great progress in both the teaching and researching, and many graduates became the elite members at their operating post. Now the school offers 2 undergraduate programs, 6 master graduate programs, 4 Ph.D graduate programs and one post doctorate working station. In particular, the school is qualified to grant the doctor degree of level 1 discipline of mathematical science, which means the school can provide all the mathematical education of doctor program in the future.
The teaching and researching body of the School is made up of five researching institute, Pure Mathematics, Computation Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Operational Research and Control Theory, and Branch of Advanced Mathematics.
From modest beginnings in 1946 as a single department of Physics, the School of Physical Science and Technology was established in 1999, as one of the most distinctive parts at the LanzhouUniversity. It is composed of 2 departments (Physics, materials science), 12 research institutes, 1 state teaching center for experimental physics and 1 Key Lab for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education. The School has more than 150 staffs (including 16 professors, 30 associate professors, and also, supporting technicians and postdoctoral research fellows), enrolled with 1170undergraduate students and 400 graduate students.
With the policies of “Research-intensive school” and “Open school to the world and community”, the School has always been featured with researches on magnetic information storage, functional magnetic materials, luminiferous materials, semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices, nonlinear physics, etc. Thus, the School is an ongoing generator of new knowledge. In recent five years, the School has been granted with 46 research projects and 11 patents. Meanwhile, the School has made cooperative agreements with 6 academic organizations abroad.
The School provides its students with the understanding of the basic elements of physics and materials science, the training of modeling, the preparing and measuring techniques in scientific researches, as well as the opportunity to participate in forefront research. Some of the graduated students have pursued distinguished careers in research and education, domestically or abroad. However, others enjoy equally satisfying careers in business, industry, and government. Many combine their PhD degrees in science with medical, law, or business degrees and are uniquely prepared to make creative contributions to the modern world.
If you decide to start or continue your scientific study in Lanzhou University, the School ofPhysical Science and Technology will heartily give you its open arms.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering came from the Chemistry Department founded in 1946 in the then National Lanzhou University. A solid foundation was laid for the department in the early time by the pioneering work of a group of well-known scholars returning from abroad (Zhang Huaipu, Yuan Hanqing, Chang Linding, Ge Fuxiang, Fang Cheng, Zuo Zongqi, Chen Shiwei, Wang Luowen, etc). In the 1950s and early 60s, more experts either retuning from abroad or coming from other parts of China, such as Cheng Pu, Wei Jingquan, Liu Youcheng, Zhu Ziqing, Huang Wenkui, Chen Yaozu, greatly strengthened the faculty in both chemistry teaching and research.
In 1954, the Chemistry Department started its postgraduate program. From 1957, however, the development of the department was severely affected by a series of political movements across the whole country. But many faculty members in the department continued their teaching and research work, thus making extraordinary contributions to the quick recovery and fast development of the disciplines of chemistry in Lanzhou University.
After 1976, the Chemistry Department enjoyed a glorious period. With the support from government funding agencies, the Research Institute of Organic Chemistry (1978), the Center of Instrumental Analysis (1982) and the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (1986) were successively established. In July, 1998, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering was founded from the Chemistry Department.
Current research fields include Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Physical chemistry and Polymer science, etc.
After more than 70 years of development with the persistent efforts of several generations, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering now has an outstanding teaching and research team. The chemistry discipline belongs to the key construction disciplines of national “985 Project” and “211 Project”. In September, 2017, chemistry was selected in the “double first class” construction disciplines list of China. The college enjoys the reputation of nurturing students who made significant impacts upon graduation and made excellent research achievements. It has now become a fundamental base in the western China for scientific research and for the training of high-level talents for the chemical industry.
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences possesses a comprehensive discipline group that integrates physical science, social science and engineering. The School consists of four departments: Department of Geography, Department of Geology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. There are 8 specialty emphases for undergraduates, including Geographical Science, Resource, Environment and Urban-Rural Planning Management, Geographical Information System (GIS), Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, and Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Of the 8 undergraduate specialties, Geography has been awarded as the National Distinctive Discipline and is one of the earliest National Bases for Training Basic Scientific Research and Teaching Personnel for Fundamental Disciplines in Science. The School has one State Key Discipline and first-level Ph.D. Degree Discipline (Geography), 3 Provincial Key Disciplines (Geography, Geology and Environmental Science), 2 mobile stations for the post-doctors (Geography and Geology), 8 second-level Ph.D. Disciplines (Physical Geography, Human Geography, Earth System Science, Biogeography, Remote Sensing and GIS, Quaternary Geology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy, and Environmental Science), 14 Master’s Degree Disciplines (Physical Geography, Human Geography, Earth System Science, Biogeography, Cartology and GIS, Urban and Regional Planning, Petrology, Mineralogy & Mineral Deposit Geology, Geochemistry, Paleontology & Stratigraphy, Tectonic Geology, Quaternary Geology, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering). The Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental System (Ministry of Education) is also affiliated to the School.
The School has now a faculty of 138, 103 of which are teaching staff. Among the teaching staff, there are 27 professors, 29 associate professors, and 25 Ph.D. supervisors (8 pluralistic). There are also 3 Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (2 pluralistic), 2 “Yangtze River Scholars”, 1 National Prominent Teacher, 3 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 2 members of National Top Talents Project, 2 “Trans-Century Talents” of the Ministry of Education, 2 Excellent Young Teachers in Research and Teaching in Universities and Schools and 7 “Talents of the New Century” of the Ministry of Education. Currently, the School has one National Innovative Research Team supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (“Environmental Changes in Western China”) and one national-level teaching team (in Earth System Science).
The School has 10 institutes, 4 research centers and 15 laboratories. It has academic exchanges and scientific cooperation with both international institutions in the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, New Zealand, Mongolia and South Africa, and domestic universities such as Peking University, Nanjing University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou), Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University (Shanghai), Nanjing Normal University and Northwest University (Xi’an). Close collaborative relations have also been established with institutes of Chinese Academy of Science, including Institute for Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (Beijing), Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Research Institute (Lanzhou), Institute of Geology and Geophysics (Beijing), Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (Beijing), Institute of Earth Environment (Xi’an), Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes (Xining), etc. Particularly influential collaboration is the joint field investigations and academic exchanges with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and other universities, which has been designated by the Ministry of Education as “Key Educational Exchange Programs with Hong Kong”.
Geography (National Base for Training Basic Scientific Research and Teaching Personnel for Fundamental Disciplines in Science): The faculty in Geography is doing leading/pioneering researches in the field of environmental changes, especially on the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and its environmental effects, the formation and evolution of the arid environment, Quaternary glaciers, water cycle and water resources, desertification in the historical period, etc. This specialty aims to foster students who have mastered the basic theories and methodology of geographical science, have been preliminarily trained in scientific research, and have gained the potentiality to become high-level professionals in both fundamental research and application/exploitation in resources and environmental field. Through study and practice in basic theories, knowledge and skills in geography, 50% of the undergraduates could continue their study for Master’s Degree or Master-Doctoral Degree, being exempted from the entrance examination given by the graduate school.
Resource, Environment and Urban-Rural Planning Management (the field of Urban-Rural Planning): This degree program trains professionals with sound background in science, both in basic theories and application skills. Graduates are qualified to work in urban and rural planning institutions at different levels, government departments (such as planning, land and resources management, environment etc.), research institutes, universities and companies specialized in planning and management as well.
Geographical Information System: This discipline covers a number of branches in geographical science, including cartology, RS, GIS and GPS. It plays a critical role in solving major issues in resources, environment, population and other fields contemporarily faced by human beings. The degree program attaches importance to forming solid theoretical foundation for students, cultivating their capability in computer science and its application, and training technical skills in geosciences. Graduates mainly make their career in resources and environmental information engineering, decision support system development, software development, research and teaching of geosciences.
Geology: This degree program trains professionals with solid background in geological science both in theory and experimental skills, provides opportunities to join scientific research at an early stage and enables students to be qualified in teaching, research and engineering in earth science, earth and environmental sciences and spatial sciences. Graduates mainly find jobs in the institutes of geology, seismology, metallurgy, petroleum, coal, building materials, urban construction, national defense and environmental protection as well as in universities and the production sectors.
Geochemistry (including three fields: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mineral Resources and Chemical Geodynamics): This degree program enables students to master basic knowledge of geochemistry and essential skills in the chemistry experiment, to receive primary training in scientific research and become qualified engineering talents in geographical sciences, energy and resources sciences and environmental sciences.
Environmental Science: This degree program trains professionals in research and teaching of environmental sciences, environmental supervision and monitoring, environmental assessment, planning and administration as well as R&D in environmental protection industries. Students are required to master basic theories, methodology and skills in environmental sciences, to receive primary training in fundamental research, technical development and environmental management, and to acquire technical knowledge in waste control and utilization in cities (towns) as well as industrial and mining enterprises, regional water resource protection and eco-security management. Graduates generally make their career in research and teaching of environmental sciences, environmental impact assessment, environmental monitoring and supervision, environmental planning and administration, technical development utilization of waste and remediation of polluted sites. They usually work in research institutes, universities, environmental impact assessment agencies, environmental monitoring agencies, environmental protection departments, environmental supervision agencies, environmental protection companies and other large enterprises and institutes.
Environmental Engineering: This degree program trains senior engineering talents in the research of environmental protection and pollution prevention, environmental planning and management and development of environmental industries. Students are taught basic theories and methodology of environmental engineering. They are required to participate in primary training of applied research and environmental management, and to gain the capability in pollution control project design and environmental planning. Graduates are qualified to work in sectors of environmental planning, design, construction and environmental industry development, or in research institutes, universities and local governments focused on environmental science research, environmental education and environmental management.
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering: Students of this degree program are trained with sound background in mathematics, hydraulics, computer science and foreign languages. They are required to master basic theories, knowledge, skills and methodology of hydrology and water resources sciences systematically, to participate in scientific research and practice, and are trained to be senior engineering talents and administrators specialized in collecting and analyzing hydrological information, making hydrological simulation and forecasting, and conducting water resources development planning, water resources assessment and management, watershed management and water environment protection. Graduates usually take charge of teaching hydrology and water resources sciences, doing scientific research and project planning, conducting survey, design and management in universities, institutes and governmental sectors such as water conservancy, hydroelectricity, agriculture and forestry, energy and transportation, urban construction, environmental protection, etc.
The School of Atmospheric Sciences was founded in 2004 from one of the earliest School of Lanzhou University which can be retraced to 1980’s. The school has now become one of the fastest-growing institutes of atmospheric sciences in China with qualifications of awarding degrees of BSc, MSc and PhD on a range of core subjects and multidisciplinary subjects including Meteorology and Climatology, Atmospheric Physics and Environment, and Applied Meteorology. The school has a very stimulating, diverse research community and a teaching group. It is the main part of the training and teaching center of atmospheric sciences co-established by the Chinese Meteorological Administration and Lanzhou University. It is qualified to provide opportunities and facilities for post-doctorial research. The school also possesses the national top-level certificates for Atmospheric Environment Impact Assessment. After years of development, the subject of Atmospheric Physics and Environment is now selected by the Ministry of Education as one of the national key subjects, and Atmospheric Sciences speciality has become one of the distinguished specialities to be constructed for the national higher education.
The school is supported by a wide range of well-equipped research institutes, laboratories, centers and observatories. It has four research institutes including Institute of Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics and Environment, Institute of Environment Change, and Institute of Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Radiation. It also has a center for Environment Impact Assessment, a center for Experimental Teaching, an observatory----Semi-Arid Climate and Environment Observatory of Lanzhou University (SACOL), and a Key Laboratory of Arid Climate Change and Disaster Control inGansu Province. The focuses of research are mainly on synoptic dynamics and forecast, environmental remote sense and data assimilation, arid climate and calamity meteorology, atmospheric environment and air pollution, atmospheric boundary layer and diffusion, atmospheric aerosol and climate, global change and surface processes, environment impact assessment, and medical meteorology. The school now has eleven professors (including one academician at CAS), nine associate professors, and two senior engineers.
The school is acknowledged as a center of excellence in teaching and research in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines related to atmospheric sciences. Integrated research and learning and teaching are always the main focuses of the school. To continuously improve our teaching and research quality, we work in wide cooperation with international universities and institutes such as NCAR, NASA, NCEP, University of Washington, University of Maryland, Tokyo University, ReadingUniversity and Leeds University in England, and ICTP in Italy. We also join in the project of co-supporting PhD students between CMA and UCAR. The quality of our graduate and postgraduate students is being improved steadily. Our graduates are warmly welcomed by employers and easily succeed in their working fields. Two of our postgraduates have been honored with national-100-outstanding-doctoral-dissertation awards while the average research funding of the research stuff of the school reaches the top of the university in the last two years.
The foundational class of atmospheric sciences (the foundation for personnel training and scientific research which was established by the China Meteorological Administration and Lanzhou University) aims at teaching and training high quality undergraduates with solid mathematical and scientific knowledge as well as computer skills. Besides basic mathematical and scientific courses, we also provide many other courses on various subjects such as Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Probing and Sounding, Dynamical Meteorology, Synoptic Meteorology, Synoptic Analysis, Satellite Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, Air Pollution Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction and Numerical Model, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Synoptic Climatology, Applied Meteorology, Environmental Weather Prediction, Analysis and Processing System of Meteorological Information, Advanced Weather Prediction Techniques, and Field Practices.
The class for Atmospheric Sciences (including Atmospheric Science and Applied Meteorology) aims at training undergraduates with fundamental knowledge on mathematics, physics, computer and atmospheric sciences so that graduates are able to engage in scientific research, teaching and management in many relevant fields of atmospheric and environmental sciences. The major courses are Atmospheric Probing and Sounding, Dynamical Meteorology, Satellite Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, Applied Meteorology, Numerical Weather Forecast, Atmospheric Numerical Model, Air Pollution Meteorology, and Filed Practices. The graduates are suitable to work in various fields including meteorological service, environmental protection, civil aviation and other relevant teaching as well as scientific research. （updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The School of Earth Sciences of Lanzhou University (SESLU) was founded on September 10, 2011. It offers two disciplines for bachelor’s degree in geology and geochemistry, four second-level disciplines for master's degree in mineralogy, petrology and mineral deposit, geochemistry, paleontology and stratigraphy, and structural geology, three second-level doctoral degree programs in paleontology and stratigraphy, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology and mineral deposits, a first-level doctoral degree programs in geology and a post-doctoral research of geology respectively; and a Key Laboratory of Mineral Resources in Western China (Gansu Province). In the future, we will focus on developing specialties and disciplines such as geophysics and resource exploration engineering (solid minerals and energy geology).
A new starting point heralds new hope. Relying on its advantageous location in western China, the SESLU will target at the national requirement and frontier sciences to intensify geological features, focus on the comprehensive research on the minerals, energy geology, geochemistry and geophysics of western regions, and train talents in urgent need in western development strategy, thus guaranteeing the security of national minerals and energies and making positive contributions to the economic and social development of the western regions of China.
The School of Life Sciences at Lanzhou University has a long history. It originated as the Department of Botany and the Department of Zoology of National Lanzhou University, which were founded in 1946 as the first departments of life sciences in western China. After several generations’ efforts in over sixty years, the School of Life Science is in a good development trend in many aspects, such as faculty and staff, discipline construction, teaching and researching, and local service. Basing its scientific research on the cold and arid environment in western China, the faculty has made great achievements. The School of Life Sciences is active in international collaboration in order to create an open and supportive academic atmosphere, extend academic horizons, and improve the faculty and students’ ability in research and creativity.
The number of faculty and staff at present is 164, including 30 professors, 24 associate professors, 39 instructors. Among them there is 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 winners of the National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 3 Cheung Kong Scholars (Cheung Kong Scholars Program is initiated by the Ministry of Education of China and Li Ka-Shing to honor distinguished professors), 13 New Century Excellent Talents, 1 winner of the Top One Hundred Excellent Doctoral Dissertations, and 10 Cuiying Scholars (Cuiying Scholars Program is initiated by Lanzhou University to attract top talents).
The School of Life Sciences has all-around teaching and research organizations that are listed below.
12 research institutes:
Institute of Botany and Plant Physiology
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Institute of Cell Biology,
Institute of Biophysics
Institute of Zoology,
Institute of Microbiology
Institute of Ecology,
Institute of Molecular Ecology
Institute of Theoretical Ecology
Institute of Agro-ecology
Institute of Developmental Biology
Institute of Cancer Molecular Biology and Immunology
Cooperative teaching and researching organizations:
Key Laboratory of Arid and Grassland Ecology of the Ministry of Education
Engineering Research Center for Agriculture and Ecology Rehabilitation in Arid Regions of the Ministry of Education
National Base for Ecology in Cold and Arid Regions
National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Biology
National Field Practice Center
Experimental Center for Life Science
Life Science Museum with a large collection of plant and animal specimens
Graduate and Undergraduate Programs:
The School of Life Sciences is among the first departments and schools entitled to confer Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. It has set up postdoctoral research program in Biology. The school owns two State Key Disciplines in ecology and botany. The School of Life Sciences offers Ph.D. degree in botany, zoology, cell biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology, and ecology. It offers M.S. degree in botany, zoology, physiology, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, biophysics, and ecology. The undergraduate degree program enrolls students majoring in biological sciences, biotechnology, and ecological and environmental biology. There are two national bases for the training of researching and teaching personnel for fundamental disciplines in life sciences. Currently the School of Life Sciences has 756 graduate students and 818 undergraduates. The school arranges its courses according to discipline development as well as social demands. Several teaching modes are carried out and over 200 courses are provided to students.
In accordance with the university’s philosophy of “Building Top Universities and Disciplines in China” and on the basis of the integration of mechanics, civil engineering and geological engineering resources, the College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics of Lanzhou University was founded in June of 2005. Now the college has three undergraduate majors, two master's degree programs of first-level, two doctor's degree programs of first-level and two centers for post-doctoral studies.
The college sets up the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Geological Engineering and the Engineering Experiment Center, builds six engineering research institutes, including solid mechanics, engineering mechanics, geological engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, and establishes the academic committee and teaching guiding committee.
At present, the college has 88 faculty members, including 68 full-time teachers (25 professors and 26 associate professors), 2 distinguished professors of Cheung Kong Scholar of the “Development Program for Cheung Kong Scholar and Innovation Team” of the Ministry of Education, 2 winners of “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, 1 winner of “The National Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars”, 1 winner of “Award for Outstanding Teachers in Institutions of Higher Education”, 8 selected members of the "Trans-century (New Century) Excellent Talents Supporting Program of the Ministry of Education", 1 winner of One Hundred Excellent Doctoral Theses in China, 2 winners of Nomination Award for National Excellent Doctoral Thesis, and 5 leading talents in Gansu province. There are also a batch of qualified teachers with National 1st Class Registered Structural Engineer, National Registration Supervision Engineer, National Registered Geotechnical Engineer, National Registered Consulting Engineer (Investment) and National Metrological Certification/Examination Accreditation Assessor. Now the college has 718 undergraduate students, 265 postgraduate students and 114 doctoral students.
The College has three undergraduate majors (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, and Geological Engineering) and two doctor's degree programs of first-level in Mechanics as well as Geological Resources and Geological Engineering. Among them, the doctor's degree program of first-level in Civil Engineering was approved in 2017 after the integration of master's degree program of first-level in Civil Engineering and the doctor's degree program of second-level in Geological Engineering. The Solid Mechanics is the first batch of discipline approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council to award master's and doctoral degrees. In 1999, the Ministry of Education allowed the Solid Mechanics to set the position of distinguished professors of Cheung Kong Scholar of the “Development Program for Cheung Kong Scholar and Innovation Team”. In 2007, the Solid Mechanics was authorized as a national key discipline by the Ministry of Education. The undergraduate major of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is the “base for basic scientific research and teaching talents cultivation in Gansu Province”. The first-level disciplines of mechanics and geological engineering have been listed as key disciplines in Gansu Province, and the first-level discipline of civil engineering has applied the key discipline in Gansu Province in 2018. Relying on our college, the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education of Western Disaster and Environmental Mechanics was approved to set up in 2005 with a multifunctional environmental wind tunnel and a high-performance parallel computer cluster whose computation speed of floating point peak can reach 110 billion times per second. In 2007, with the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the College established “Lanzhou Geophysical National Field Observation and Research Station” together with Lanzhou Earthquake Research Institute. In 2009, as the second construction unit, the college jointly established the “Research Center for National Ancient Mural Protection Engineering Technology” with the Dunhuang Research Institute.
With the training mode of “thick foundation, broad development space, higher attention to practice, and full potential”, the undergraduate education of the college not only highlights the training of basic theory, but also attaches great importance to practical teaching and focuses on the cultivation of students' innovative spirit and innovative ability. All professors and associate professors are supposed to give lectures to undergraduates. Teachers with doctoral and master's degrees are selected as class teachers. The college also formulates and implements the “Student Research Training and Innovation Program”.
Closely focusing on the major issues of economic and social development in the west, the college has carried out a series of theoretical and engineering application research in the fields of wind and sand environmental mechanics, electromagnetic solid mechanics, structural nonlinear mechanics, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering and cultural relics protection. Since 2005, the college has undertaken 724 research projects, gained research funds of 172 million yuan, and published 27 academic works and technical standards as well as 1618 papers, including 637 papers in SCI and 282 papers in EI. In 2007, the scientific research project of “Desertification Process and Controlling in North of China”, which Professor Zheng Xiaojing acted as the second accomplished person and Professor Zhou Youhe as the seventh accomplished person won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. In 2008, the scientific research project of “Theoretical Study of Multi-field Coupled Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of Electromagnetic Material Structure” completed by Professor Zheng Xiaojing and Professor Zhou Youhe won the second prize of National Natural Science. The research project of “The Key Technology and Application of the New Assembly Integral Floor System” accomplished by Professor Zhou Xuhong won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. In 2017, the scientific research project of “Research and Application of Key Technologies for Protecting Earth Ruins in Arid Environments” participated in and completed by Professor Chen Wenwu, Professor Zhang Huyuan and Associate Professor Zhang Jingke was awarded the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. Completed by Lanzhou University as the independent unit, and presided by Professor Zhou Youhe, Professor Zheng Xiaojing and Professor Huang Ning, the research project of “Mechanical Research on Multi-field Coupling Characteristics and Law of Wind and Sand Movement” was awarded the second prize of National Natural Science and the Natural Science of the Ministry of Education.
On the basis of mechanics and geological engineering, with the civil engineering as the main line, and aiming at engineering science and engineering practice, the development goal of the College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics of Lanzhou University is to build the college into a first-class research institute integrating applied basic research, engineering scientific research, engineering design and engineering management.
The School of Information Science and Engineering of Lanzhou University is originated from the major of Radio Physics founded in 1958. In 1980, the Department of Radio Physics and Computer Science was established. In 1986, the Department of Electronics and Information Science, as well as the Department of Computer Science were established. In 2000, the School of Information Science and Engineering was established by merge of the Department of Electronics and Information Science, the Department of Computer Science and the Computing Center.
The school currently has 1,716 full-time students, including 1,328 undergraduates (exchange students included) and 512 graduate students. There are 128 faculties and staffs, among which 83 full-time teaching and research personnels, including 11 professors, 33 associate professors, 12 doctoral supervisors and 60 master's supervisors. There are 1 Laureate of the National Recruitment Programme of Global Experts and Laureate of the Special allowance of the State Council, 1 Laureate of the National Recruitment Programme of Global Experts (Youth Project), 1 Laureate of the New Century Talents Project, 4 Member of Ministry of Education New Century Outstanding Talents Support Program, 1 Laureate of Leading Talents in Gansu Province and 1 Prominent Educator in Gansu Province in the school.
The school has three departments and one experimental teaching center, including the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering, and the Department of Data Science. The Department of Computer Science includes four undergraduate majors: Computer Science and Technology, Information Security, E-Commerce, and Educational Technology. The Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering includes two undergraduate majors: Electronic Information Science and Technology, and Communication Engineering; the Department of Data Science includes two undergraduate majors: Data Science (Lanzhou University and Drexel University Joint Education Programme), Data Science and Big Data Technology (New Engineering Major); The Experimental Teaching Center covers practical experimental courses for all undergraduate majors in the school. The research institute includes Institute of Circuits and Systems, Institute of Information and Communication Engineering, Institute of Signal and Information Processing, Institute of Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Information, Institute of Computer Software and Theory, Institute of Computer Application Technology, Institute of Computer Architecture, Institute of Educational Technology, Institute of Military and Civil Integration, Cyberspace Security Research Center, Brain Computing Research Center, Data Science Research Center, National Demonstration Base of International Science and Technology Cooperation , Open Source Software and Real-Time System Engineering Research Center, National LINUX Training and Promotion Center, National Security Technology Evaluation Center (Gansu Province) Sub-center, Gansu Provincial Key Laboratory of Wearable Equipment, Gansu Provincial Education Department E-commerce Key Laboratory, Gansu Province Computer Basic Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center.
The school has the first-level discipline to award doctoral degree in computer science and technology, the second-level discipline to award doctoral degree in radio physics. It has 2 first-level dicipline to award master's degree in computer science and technology and communication and information systems, 6 second-level discipline to award master's degree in radio physics, circuits and systems, signals and information processing, computer application technology, computer architecture and computer software and theory, 3 master's degree programs in electronics and communication engineering, computer technology and software engineering, 7 undergraduate majors in communication engineering, electronic information science and technology, computer science and technology, information security, e-commerce, educational technology and data science and big data technology (new engineering major), and a computer science and technology joint education programme (data science major). The school has 1 training base for information science and technology talents in Gansu Province; 2 key disciplines in Gansu Province in computer science and technology and electronic science and technology, and 1 key cultivation discipline in Gansu Province in communication engineering. Since the establishment of the school, a large number of information technology talents have been trained for the country, and the employment rate of graduates is among the best in Lanzhou University.
In the past five years, under the leadership of the Laureate of the National Recruitment Programme of Global Experts, Professor and Dean Bin Hu and aiming at building the global first-class discipline, the school has established seven key research directions including psychophysiological computing, chemical information computing, tsafety-critical system, key technologies of big data, and non-invasive intelligent optical sensing, visual neural computing and intelligent information processing, information sensing and modern communication key technologies. The school's scientific research strength has been significantly enhanced. Faculties have undertaken 500 projects funded by the National Crucial Fundamental Research Development Programme, the Ministry of Science and Technology International Cooperation Project, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Military Science and Technology Commission, National Defense Special Zone Innovation Project. The level and type of projects have been continuously promoted. Faculties have published over 300 high-level articles indexed by SCI/EI, including over 60 articles in A and B class.
The school has actively carried out foreign cooperation and exchanges, building long-term cooperation with a dozen well-known institutions at home and abroad. Every year, famous experts and scholars from home and abroad are invited to give lectures and hold academic conferences. Outstanding faculties were exchanged and further educated abroad to promote the continuous improvement of teaching and research, and overall development of discipline construction.
Facing the development trend and frontier of information science, the School of Information Science and Engineering based in western China aims to combine the geographical advantages of “One Belt, One Road” and the technological advantages of “Internet Plus” to build first-class scientific research and vigorously serve for society by industry-college-institute cooperation/government-industry-college-institute cooperation in highlighting engineering characteristics and providing services and assistance for local economic and social development.
In 1955, Professor Zhu Guangya was assigned to establish the majors of the Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry. The two majors were ascribed to the 505 Research Institute (the other name is Physics Research Laboratory) under Lanzhou University. In 1959, Physics Research Laboratory was changed to the Modern Physics Department of Lanzhou University under the leadership of Jiang Longji, the president of Lanzhou University then. At the beginning, most teachers and researchers were from abroad, Beijing University and Nankai University. In 1999, the Radiochemistry became one of the majors of the School of Chemistry and Chemistry Engineering, and Nuclear Physics one of the majors of the School of Physics Science and Technology successively. In 2006, in order to develop the predominance of key disciplines, the School of Nuclear Science and Technology of Lanzhou University was founded on the almagaration of Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, and the special discipline Radiochemistry.
Currently, the School of Nuclear Science and Technology of Lanzhou University have five undergraduate majors: 1) Nuclear Physics, 2) Radiochemistry, 3) Nuclear Technology, 4) Radiation Protection and Environmental Engineering, and 5) Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Chemical; four M.A. majors: 1) Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics, 2) Atomic and Molecular Physics, 3) Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Technology Applications, and 4) Radiochemistry; two Ph.D. majors: 1) Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics, and 2) Radiochemistry. In addition, Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry are the earliest majors established and entitled to enroll Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates in the universities in China.
The School of Nuclear Science and Technology has the State Key Discipline of Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics supported by “211 Project” and the Research Platform of Fusion Neutron and Highly Charged Ion Physics granted by “985 Project”. In the school there are the Special Discipline of Radiochemistry which is unique in China, the Personnel Training Base of Nuclear Science and Technology of Gansu Province, the Neutron Application Technology Engineering Center of Ministry of Education in China, the Branch Center of the Web-Cooperation Research Center on Nuclear Science and Technology of Ministry of Education in China, and the Yangtze River Scholar Post of Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics.
The School comprises three research institutes: the Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Institute ofNeutron Physics and Technology, and the Institute of Radiochemistry and Nuclear Environment. At present, the School has 66 faculty members: 11 professors, 8 associate professors, 9 Ph.D. supervisors,14 M.S. supervisors, 23 lecturers and assistants, and 8 honorary professors, among whom 28 teachers have Ph.D. degree and 8 are expecting for their Ph.D. degree.
The School serves as one of the dominant bases for training talents of nuclear science and technology inChina. After more than 40 years' development, the School has cultivated about 1,800 undergraduate students, 245 M.Sc. students, 69 Ph.D. students and 5 post-doctors. They have made and are still making great contributions to the nation’s revitalization and development of nuclear science and technology.
Faced with the strategy of national development and the urgent demand for the talents of nuclear science and technology throughout the world, as a key base for training nuclear science and technology talents, the School of Nuclear Science and Technology of Lanzhou University has been bearing a significant historical responsibility. We enthusiastically welcome academic researchers to visit and join our team.
The School of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology (SPAST), formerly known as the Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute (GGERI), is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the field of grassland science in China. The SPAST is proud to have Professor Ren Jizhou, the only Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in the field of grassland science, as its foundation member. SPAST includes a key laboratory of Grassland Agro-Ecosystems, an Official Herbage and Turf-grass Seed Testing Center of the Ministry of Agriculture, and a Grassland Research and Development Centre for western China，which is jointly supported by the Gansu Provincial Government and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Grassland Science is one of the major disciplinessupported by the national “211”and “985” programs.
There are 13 professors and 15 associate professors in the SPAST and 64% of these staff have obtained their higher degree overseas or have worked overseas for a period of 12 months or longer. There are 11 senior scientists taking a leading role in international academic organizations or as members of editorial committees of international journals. SPAST has an active international program. It carries out a “3 + 1” exchange program for Bachelor degree students with Texas Tech University, USA,Massey University, and New Zealand. It has also established a scholarship named after Professor Ren Jizhou to support research and training in agricultural science for postgraduate students from both countries.
Staff of the SPAST are project leaders of more than 40 national and international research projects, including a project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (“973” program).During the last 5 years one national prize and 5 provincial prizes have been awarded to SPAST for the projects completed by its staff. The Chinese Ministry of Education has recognized the teaching staff at the SPAST as the leading team in grassland science education in China. One subject was recognized as the national model and two subjects were considered as leaders in teaching undergraduate students at the provincial level.
Currently the SPAST has PhD programs in grassland science and ecology, and a Master’s Degree of Agricultural Science in the following 7 disciplines: grassland science, animal science and animal nutrition, pasture agronomy and farming system, plant pathology, plant nutrition, grassland informatics, and turf science. It also has a Masters Degree of Management Science in agricultural economics and management and active continuous education programs for Masters Degrees in Agricultural Extension, and in Rural Development. The SPAST enrolls Bachelor Degree students majoring in grassland science, or agricultural economics and management.
The School of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology has international cooperation with organizations in UNDP, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Japan, and South Africa for teaching, research, and communications. Three Universities, TTU, MU and AU, have formal agreements with the school. The Undergraduate Exchange Program with TTU started in 2005 and since then, 8 students have been exchanged and 35 students from TTU have visited LZU. Seventy-four academic staffs have been overseas for study and training, and more than 180 foreign experts have visited the school.
The school publishes two scientific journals, “Pratacultural Science” and “Acta Pratacultural Sinica”. “Pratacultural Science” had been awarded as the 100 Outstanding Academic Journals of China, and the No.1 Online Science and Technology Paper Journal of China.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The history of the School of Basic Medical Sciences can trace back to 1932 when the teaching and research unit on basic medicine was established in Gansu College. In 1978, Department of Basic Medicine was set up. In 2001, the department of basic medicine and the department of clinical medicine were merged together to set up the School of Elementary Medical Sciences in Lanzhou MedicalCollege. On November 18, 2004, it is combined with Lanzhou University, and became one school ofLanzhou University. On Jan 7th, 2008, the laboratory center for medical science of Lanzhou University,Institute of Pharmacology, and surgical laboratory were combined into the School of Basic Medical Sciences.
The School of Basic Medical Sciences, being responsible for undergraduate basic medicine course teaching, graduate education, visiting scholar training, and scientific research, becomes an important center of basic medicine education and research. It is a multidisciplinary integrated school undertaking teaching, researching and student management.
The school consists of 15 teaching and research departments and 2 offices. The school has a body of high quality teaching staff. There are 207 faculties in our school, of whom 133 are full-time teachers which including 19 professors and 28 associate professors and 81 lecturers. The number of teachers with doctoral degree accounts for 13.3 percent，and most teachers have been masters. And now there are nearly 1,150 undergraduates and 164 graduate students.
The school has long taken the discipline development as a top priority, paying great attention to faculty cultivation and scientific research. By recruiting scholar from outside and cultivating faculties in our university, the school has made a tremendous progress in faculty construction, discipline construction, and scientific research. After getting the first grant from National Natural Science Foundation in 2005, during the past 3 years, our school has got 3 grants from National Natural Science Foundation, one from “863 Project ” foundation, one sub-project of “ 973 Project ”, 2 grants from the Ministry of Health, 16 projects from Science and Technology Department in Gansu province, 23 funds from Lanzhou University. In addition, we has established 2 international cooperation programs. Over the past five years, our college has published more than 40 academic papers in the international academic journals, and over 300 academic papers in the state-level academic journals.
A better academic atmosphere has been created during these years in our school. The College has paid much attention to the cooperation with universities and institutes both at home and abroad, such as institute in United States and Hong Kong.
The school has two doctor’s degree authorization center (second class): Clinical Discipline of Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine and Genetics, one master's degree authorization center (first class course): basic medicine and nine master's degree authorization centers (the second class course): Pathogenic biology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Immunology, Physiology, Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Clinical Discipline of Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine, Basic Discipline of Chinese and Western Integrative, Pharmacology. It has one key first-level Subjects at the Provincial Level: Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine, one key laboratory at the Provincial Level: Key lab of Pre-clinical Study for New Drugs of Gansu Province, one laboratory at the Provincial Level: one laboratory at the Provincial Level: The lab of laboratory animal quality control of Gansu province one Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center: Experimental Teaching Center of basic medicine.
It enrolls undergraduate in following specialties: Medical Imageology, Medical Ecsomatics, Anesthesiology, Nursing, and Applied Psychology. Seven courses, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Biology, Pathophysiology, Human Parasitology, Systematic Anatomy, and Regional Anatomy are the classic courses at the provincial level. Experimental Teaching Center of basic medicine is an experimental teaching center at the provincial level. Three courses, Human Parasitology lectured by Professor Jing Tao, Neuroscience lectured by Professor Hou Yiping, Histoembryology lectured by associate professor Qi Shening, are bilingual courses.
Our school pays great attention to improve the academic level of the faculties. We encourage young teachers in-service to get higher level degree, and go abroad to engage in the postdoctoral research, and support them to do research in brother institutions. Through our endeavor, the overall level of teachers improved significantly.
In our school, there are following excellent faculties: Wang Rui, Changjiang scholar professor, winner of "one hundred people’s plan” of Academia Sinica, and "cross-century talent’ of ministry of education; Zhao Jianxiong, the winner of "May 1st” labor medals; Hou Yiping, the winner of teaching masters’ award of universities in Provincial level; Yang Yongjian, winner of the prize in progress of Science and technology of Gansu province. In addition, the persons who obtained the first or second level of the “333, 555” talent project in Gansu province include Jing Tao, Li Min, Wei Hulai, and Liu Xin, Hou Yiping, Li Hongfang, and so on; the cross-century subject leaders of Gansu province include Jing Tao, Liu Xin, Li Min, Yang Kehu, etc; the leaders of middle-aged discipline in Gansu health department include Yue Fengzhen, Feng Li, Ma Xingming, Cheng Weidong, and so on; the winners of the gardener award include Zhu Renzhi, Pan Xingbin, Dai Yujing, ect; the winners of talents’ award of young teachers in Gansu include Zhang Xiaoyu, Zheng Tianzhen，Zhang Xu, etc.
Looking forward to the future, our school will keep on the school-running tradition and feature, will keep on the ideas of “balance the relationships to stabilize the crew, make appropriate adjustment to build a solid foundation, establish unique features to reach harmonious development", choose the students as the center, teachers as the subject, strengthen the construction of faculties and subjects, and build itself into first level school.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
School/Hospital of Stomatology Lanzhou University was established in 1985, originally under the name “Oral outpatient department of Lanzhou Medical College”. The hospital was renamed “Hospital of Stomatology Lanzhou Medical College” in 2002. The name “School/Hospital of Stomatology Lanzhou University” was adopted in 2004. The undergraduate education section was founded in 1989, and the postgraduate education was founded in 2009. Nowadays, School/Hospital of Stomatology Lanzhou University is a 114-dental chair and 50-bed upper first-class dental hospital, a leading private dental healthcare provider in Northwest China. It is also a medical college and eventually evolved into the institution, a unique combination of teaching, clinical service, research, and preventive oral health care.
At present, the school/hospital has existing of 171, including 10 professors, 6 chief of doctors, 14 associate professors and 22 associate chief of doctors. One Ph. D adviser and more than thirty MA student advisers also work here. Team of physicians and nurses in school/hospital has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence. Thus, approximately 50,000 outpatients visit hospital each year.
Standing on the new historical start, With School motto of Lanzhou University, “Strives constantly for self-improvement, Self-Discipline and Social Commitment”, new generation of elite stomatological professional staff from School/Hospital of Stomatology Lanzhou University devotes oneself to build the school/hospital into a world-renowned stomatology center for teaching and research, and be dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society.
As the oldest nationally accredited school of public health in the five northwestern provinces of China, the origin of School of Public Health can be tracked back to the Department of Hygiene which was founded by Lanzhou Medical College in 1959. However, it was closed down in 1962 and all the enrolled students were educated in Department of Medicine instead. In 1984, according to the urgent demand of health and epidemic prevention in Gansu province, the Department of Hygiene was approved to establish again. Later, the department was renamed as Department of Preventive Medicine in 1989 and as Department of Public Health in 2001. It was in 2002 the Department of Public Health was renamed as School of Public Health with Professor Hongyuan Chen as the honorary dean and part-time professor, who is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of Nanjing University. In 2005, one year after the mergence of Lanzhou Medical College into Lanzhou University, Lanzhou University School of Public Health was rebuilt.
Currently, our school consists of 6 institutes, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute of Toxicology, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Management and Institute of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. There are 73 teaching and administrative staff members in our school, including 56 faculties (10 professors, 2 young researcher, 19 associate professors, 18 lecturers and 7 assistants), 9 administrative staffs and 8 laboratory staffs.
The undergraduate programs of our school include Preventive Medicine (5 years) and Health Services Management (4 years). Meanwhile, our school is granted the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program (professional degree) and comprises 6 master’s programs of Occupational and Environmental Health, Toxicology, Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Social Medicine and Health Management and Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. In 2005, our school was granted the primary discipline program of Preventive Medicine & Public Health by Gansu Province Department of Education. Moreover, a key discipline of Gansu Province in Public Health & Preventive Medicine was honored in 2012.
Teaching and research are two pillars of our school. Our talented faculty members have been granted various awards for teaching, including national level awards. In addition, we also participate in compiling textbooks such as Modern Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Environmental Health, Hygiene (Edition 1~3), Hygiene Toxicology, Social Medicine Outline, Health Education for Adolescent and so on, which are planned and organized by China’s Ministry of Education.
Moreover, in recent years, our school has obtained various kinds of national and provincial project support such as program by National Natural Science Fund and Gansu Natural Science Fund. Based on the special geographical location and region characteristics, our school has made great achievements in the areas of study on the health impacts and prevention of air pollution, the toxicity and health impacts of acrylonitrile, the toxicological mechanisms of nickel and its nanoparticles, the nutritional status of minority children, the population-based cohort study, evidence-based health policy and so on. Several research programs are honored with provincial awards and the research results are published in academic journals both in and abroad.
The Pharmacy School at Lanzhou University was founded in 1959. After decades of development, the School has made great progress in both scientific research and educations. In 2001, it was first granted the key provincial discipline and in 2006, won this honor once again.
As early as 2006, the School was qualified to offer master’s programs as Grade-1 pharmacy discipline, which now includes 6 Grade-2 disciplines recruiting graduate students. In 2007, the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, as a branch of the Grade-1 Chemistry discipline, was further authorized to provide the doctoral training programs, an important step for the pharmacy school to independently enroll PhD students in the future.
The faculty in the Pharmacy School consists of an appropriate proportion of professors, associated and assistant professors. It is encouraging to see that the researchers are gradually enhancing their academic degrees along with younger academic leaders joining in our researching groups. The School now has total 20 full-time or part-time graduate mentors, three of who are doctoral mentors. Approximate 40 graduate students are enrolled annually into the graduate programs. To date, over 200 students have been granted mater’s degree, most of them now being the leaders or backbones in the working positions in the west provinces such as Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai.
As an important base for medicine research and educations, the pharmacy school is dedicated to exploiting the Chinese Traditional medicines or national medicines enriched in Gansu. From 2005 through 2007, we undertook over 20 researching programs funded by the nation, the province or enterprises. So far, the faculty published more than 50 scientific papers in the top international or national journals as well as 2 monographs, won 5 provincial and ministry awards, had 5 patents and 19 achievements approved or appraised by the provincial Science and Technology Administration, and successfully registered 2 new medicines. With these distinguished academic accomplishments, the pharmacy school has been attracting more attention from all over the world.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)
The School of Nursing of Lanzhou University was established in May 2015, which was formed by the department of Nursing of Lanzhou University basic medical college and the School of Nursing of Lanzhou University. It is a secondary school affiliated to Lanzhou University and currently enrolls undergraduate and graduate students in nursing. The predecessor of the Department of Nursing of Lanzhou University was the Department of Nursing of the former Lanzhou Medical College, established in 1998. The predecessor of the School of Nursing of Lanzhou University was the former Nurse School of Lanzhou Medical College founded in 1986. In the years of running school, School of Nursing of Lanzhou University has accumulated rich teaching experience and outstanding teaching achievements. A large number of skilled nursing professionals who can adapt to the needs of modern services and have new service concepts have been trained. After graduation, students are engaged in clinical nursing, community nursing, nursing management, nursing teaching and nursing research. Most of the graduates have grown into managers and professional backbones of hospitals inside and outside the province, enjoying a high social reputation. Professor Han Lin, Dean of the School of Nursing， is doctor of nursing, postdoctor of hospital management, master's tutor, winner of the Gansu Provincial Outstanding Youth Fund, and leader in the Gansu Provincial Health and Family Planning System.
The college is located at No. 28 Yanxi Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou City. It is a relatively independent campus, covering an area of 20 acres and a building area of 21,720 square meters. It has built a first-class “Nursing Practice Center” in China, with simulated ward, simulated operating room, simulated intensive care unit, high-simulation training room, the layout and furnishings refer to the design of the clinical hospital. It also has modern facilities such as teaching and anti-teaching multimedia classrooms for automatic video recording and data storage, computer simulation operating system, cardiopulmonary auscultation and abdominal palpation simulation electronic standardized patient teaching system, advanced adult nursing teaching system, experimental monitoring systems, advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and trauma training simulators, general practitioner training center servers and etc. It has third-class hospitals such as the First Hospital of Lanzhou University, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, the Gansu Provincial Hospital, and the Lanzhou Military Region General Hospital as the clinical practice teaching base, which provides superior conditions for cultivating students' practical skills and clinical experience, and also creates a good clinical practice environment for the college teachers.
The college has optimized the nursing education resources of Lanzhou University, improved the teacher structure, and expanded the scale of running schools, making the professional advantages more prominent and the discipline characteristics more distinct.
The Faculty of Nursing School is composed of excellent nurses from the hospital and teachers from the Nursing School. It is a double-teacher team with rich teaching experience and exquisite clinical skills.
School adheres to the concept of 'based on western Gansu, service western of China, think globally'. With the goal of building' Lanzhou University Features, west leading, the national first-class nursing college', the school takes the quality of teaching as the lifeline, builds the undergraduate nursing education as the main body, develops and strengthens the master student education, and gradually realizes the doctoral student education and foreign-related nursing training as the two wings of the “one body and two wings” development pattern. The college implements the 'six combination' concept of talent development, including knowledge, skill, practice, research, management, characteristics, to train professionals with basic theoretical knowledge and skills in humanities and social sciences, medicine, preventive health care, and nursing, and to be able to engage in clinical nursing, preventive health care, nursing management, nursing teaching, and nursing research in the field of nursing.
All the teachers of the School of Nursing will adhere to the school motto of “Constantly Improving，Blazing Our Own Path”, inherit and carry forward the college spirit of “diligence, truth-seeking and enterprising”, follow the school spirit of “clearing the truth, establish oneself and establish others”. Taking the quality of teaching as the lifeline , With the goal of building ' Lanzhou University Features, west leading, the national first-class nursing college ', we will continue to work hard to cultivate high-quality nursing talents who can meet the needs of social and economic development!
The hospital covers an area of 100,000 square meters with the net size of 160,000 square meters and it consists of 45 clinical departments, 15 medical departments and the hospital beds available is 1050.The staff member is 1700 with about 1600 technicians. Among them, 405 have senior technical titles, 11 enjoy the special allowance offered by the State Council and there are 30 academic leaders of provincial level. Some bodies and organizations, such as The Angiocarpy Hospital of Gansu Province, the Andrology Hospital of Gansu Province, the Ophthalmic Center of Gansu Province, the Consultation Center for Diabetes of Gansu Province, the Quasimolecule Laser Therapeutic Centre of Gansu Province and the Disease Screening Center for the Newborn of Gansu Province etc, are established in our hospital. In addition, 13 departments have been named as key sections by the Provincial Bureau of Public Health, they are the Department of Hematonosis, the Department of Cardiac Surgery, the Department of Incretion, the Department of Infectious Diseases, the Department of Respiratory, the Department of Medicine, the Department of general surgery, the Department of Pediatric Surgery, the Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology Intervention, the Department of Reproductive Medicine, the Department of Intensive Care, the Department of Gynecologic oncology and the Department of Pediatric Medicine. The fixed assets of the hospital are about 499,360,000 Yuan and there are more than 300 sophisticated equipments valued over 0.244 billion Yuan are installed here while some of them are of the first class in Gansu province as well as in China, for example, the NMR Spectrometer, the Neutron Accelerator, the Helix CT, the Automatic Biochemical Analyzer, the Digital Shadow Reduction for Vessels, ECT, the Cryocare Surgical, the Laser Therapeutic Apparatus and the Colored Doppler and so on. In recent years, the treatment capacity has been improved dramatically and for every year, there are about 600,000 out-patients and more than 30,000 in-patients are treated. Besides, the number of operations is over 10,000. The strong point is, new technologies like organ transplantation and reproductive medicine have been explored and many successful cases have been performed. For example, for the first time in Gansu Province, we carried out liver transplantation, viable liver transplantation and jointly liver and kidney transplantation and furthermore, the first test-tube baby in Gansu was born here. All of which have filled up the blanks of our province. So far, there are 750 cases of IVF fresh cycle. In 2007, the Department of General Surgery and the Base of Diagnosis for Gynecology Endoscope passed the assessment carried out by the Ministry of Health and as a result, our hospital was listed as one of the first batch of qualified infirmaries for performing endoscopic diagnosis which helped Gansu edge into the advanced ranks nationwide in this field. For every year, the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine performs over 3000 cases of cardiac interventional operations, the frequency and difficulty makes it one of the best in China. The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is able to practice any kind of cardio surgeries and has made the first case of corpusculum cardio surgery in Gansu Province, the cases of surgeries is over 650 times per year. Our hospital is now a partner of German Cardiac Center (Berlin).
The hospital now has 2 doctoral programs with 4 tutors and 26 master’s programs with 57 tutors and there are 18 staff rooms that take on theoretic and clinical educations for Lanzhou University, for the Provincial Sanitation School, for the Technological Medical School of PingLiang and for the Technological Medical School of ZhangYe. The class hours are more than 10,000 per year and over 1000 students and about 650 interns are trained here every year.
The hospital is strong in scientific researches. The institutes that are set up in the hospital include the Provincial Institute of Hepatopancreatobiliary, the Provincial Institute of Assisted Reproduction, and the Provincial Institute of Molecular Biology etc. and many institutes of Lanzhou University, such as those for cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, internal secretion, spiritual psychology, medical jurisprudence etc. are also settled down here.
After years of efforts, the hospital has become one of the best in Gansu Province and has been honored with, in succession, Grade III Class A Hospital by the Ministry of Health, one of the Top One-Hundred Hospitals of China by the Ministry of Health, National Baby Friendly Hospital, National Trusted Hospital, Advanced Unit of the National Sanitation System, National Advanced Unit for Spiritual Civilization and so on. Many of our leaders have been awarded honorary titles like National Excellent Secretary of the Party Committee or National Excellent Director.
Secretary of the Party Committee: Qi Guo
Add: West DongGang Road, ChengGuan District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Pro., China
Zip Code: 730000
Web Site: www.ldyy.net.cn
Lanzhou University Second Hospital has a complete order of disciplines with special features. It accommodates 2,500 medical beds, 10 clinical medical treatment centers, more than 80 clinical departments, 67 nursing units. In 2012, the hospital treated 1000,000 outpatients and oversaw 50,000 emergency cases, there were 65,000 inpatients and 25,000 operations were performed.
Long-tern overall plan（2016—2020）
Through 5-10 years, the hospital will become a internaltional modern one with complete department,rich talent, advanced technology and equipment, and good service.
As a teaching hospital of Lanzhou University, it has, through the well established disciplines, established a perfect platform for the upgrading of the standard of education and scientific research. The hospital now has 13 tutors training doctor degree students, 120 tutors training master degree students. Up till now, 1000 college students, over 500 master’s students, 5 post doctor scholars and more than 600 undergraduates.
For scientific research, the hospital has the leading position in Gansu province. The hospital boasts a number of research institutions and medical centers, including 3 Provincial Key Laboratories: Key Laboratory of Digestive System tumor Gansu Province、Orthopedics Key Laboratory of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Diseases of the Urinary System Gansu Province. Our hospital is one with 10 clinical centers, more than 80 clinical medical departments, 67 nursing units, 6 research institutions, 53 research offices, 23 teaching offices and 133 sub-specialties. Departments are based on clinical medical centers as frame and clinical medical departments as unit.
Patients are provided with high quality services with sophisticated medical equipment and instruments. The hospital has advanced medical equipment, including ECT, DSA , 3.0T NMR, 64 Slice GT, Rotary Knife, Digital Gastrointestinal Radiograph, Full automatic biochemical analyzing Instrument, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging, microscope, CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy), laryngoscope, medical ventilator, ultrasound scan, 3D Color Doppler, HD machine large hyperbaric chamber, Microscope for operation, thoracoscope, Laparoscope, Hysteroscope, Nasal Endoscope, Arthroscope and other large equipment and a variety of testing, monitoring, imaging diagnostic facilities ensuring the high quality of diagnosis and treatment.
More than 100 health care professionals are encouraged to go abroad to hone their skills and keep abreast of the latest advancements in all aspects of medicine. Meanwhile, we have established long-term co-operation and relationship with McGill University, Singapore International Management Academy, Mie University, Oklahoma State University. Agreements for medical teaching and research cooperation have been signed successively with over 20 well-known universities and hospitals in the countries of USA, Britain, Germany, Japan, Israel, Australia, Norway, and Sweden. Our hospital has achieved Friendship Hospital agreements with State of Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma University Hospitals. Canadian McGill University Medical Center, Australian Sydney University Hospital of and Japanese Akita Hospital. 134 specialized personnel have successfully studied and trained abroad. Visiting professors from the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, Israel, South Africa, The Czech Republic, Hungary, India and other countries representing 124 fields have contributed in the hospital.
Social Public Welfare and Charities
Lanzhou University Second Hospital always puts the public interest in first place. We uphold the service discipline, “Serving for People” through every aspect of our work. May 2012, ORBIS cooperated with our hospital to provide free quality eye operations for 80 patients in Gansu province. Meanwhile, over hundreds physicians received training by ORBIS. In 2011, the hospital organized several volunteers to hold charity consultation for citizens. In 2010, a program called Poor Families with Congenital Heart Disease Medical Relief Activities was instituted; the hospital serves as The Gansu Province Hearing Disorder Treatment Center to heal newborn babies with a disability.
Cuiying Honors College (CHC) was founded in August 2010 within Lanzhou University as part of China’s Top-Notch Undergraduate Training Program. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance are investing in this new pilot scheme in order to develop future leaders with exceptional talent in the core disciplines. Every year this program only admits the best 1000 students from the 6 million new undergraduates nationwide. Lanzhou University has been selected as one of 19 institutions implementing this national program.
Since we were formed in 2010, we now have three years of students enrolled in the scientific disciplines of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. We also have humanities students studying chinese literature, history, politics and philosophy. After a four year undergraduate degree, our first students will graduate in 2014.
The School of International Cultural Exchange, established in 2002, is an institute of Lanzhou University mainly responsible for the recruitment (including scholarship students and self-supporting students), management and teaching affairs of Chinese language for foreigners of international students. Besides, it takes a coordinative role in friendly relations with 4 Confucius Institutes abroad. Lastly, it is responsible for examination affairs of HSK in Lanzhou University.
This school boasts a team of experienced talents teaching Chinese to foreigners and a meticulous administrative group. Apart from professional Chinese teaching, we have opened diverse courses ranging from Chinese Culture, Martial Arts, Calligraphy and Painting, Chinese Classical Poems Appreciation, and special courses and lectures on HSK tests. We have launched various activities for international students, for instance, Chinese Composition Contest, Calligraphy Contest, Chinese Song Contest, Athletic Contest and Cultural activities on Chinese Festivals.
Currently, there are about 500 international students from 49 nations across 5 continents on campus. They are studying for Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree, advanced students (Chinese Language majors and other majors), and exchange students.
In our school, we have one undergraduate program---Chinese Language.
Our school has attached great importance to the cultural events held for international students, which helped enhance the international campus culture, strengthen students’ emotional bond with our university and promote their Chinese language study. Among the various activities, the “ChineseBridge” competition, International Cultural Festival, athletic games, football match of international students, Spring Festival Gala and Karaoke Contest as well as the annual cultural experience all enriched the campus life for foreign students.
Sports Teaching and Research Department, with North-western National Sports Cultural StudyCenter as its attachment, is a unit of physical education for all the students at Lanzhou University. It has 51 staff members, 44 of whom are full-time teachers, 2 of whom are professors and 14 are assistant professors. Among the staff, there is 1 teacher who has been awarded with the International Judge Certification, 4 with National Judge Certifications, and the others with first-level Judge Certifications. Most of them have 3 to 4 Individual Sports Judge Certifications.
The department carries the tasks of physical education for over 9,000 freshmen and sophomores at Lanzhou University, of physical quality testing for all the undergraduates, of training the advanced-level sports teams, of the research in sports science, of the instruction, organization and judgment for the public sports games at Lanzhou University, and of some social physical activities etc..
Over the years, under the leading of the Party and the administrative leaders at the university, the department has carried out the direction of “colleges and universities should take ‘health is the most important thing’ as its core in work” from the State Department. With the students-oriented, well-developed, health-the-most-important, and beneficial-all-along educational ideas, it follows the aim of training high-qualified human resources, continuously reforms its teaching styles and deepens its scientific research, tries to get a higher-level athletic team, actively organizes open-air athletic activities and carries on social services, and it has achieved a lot in the training of high-qualified human resources and social services.
Basing on its uniqueness, the department advocates the new methodology of combining physical education with health education in its reform of teaching. It has formed a general working mode of physical education, which combines the curricular and extracurricular activities, the teaching and group activities, the competition and body training, and it has helped students to get healthy body and personality. With the teaching in the above mode, the students have also formed the awareness of all-life-long physical training, and they choose the appropriate training programs to train themselves all their lives and benefit all their lives as well.
The department has a strong team of teachers with good abilities of scientific research. In the recent years, the teachers have issued over 200 essays in a variety of CSSCI, and some of them have even carried a certain amount of state- or provincial-level scientific research programs. More than 20 essays and achievements are awarded by the state or province.
The attached North-western National Sports Cultural Study Center is a multi-principle research center, which relies on the academic advantage and the strong resources of teachers at LanzhouUniversity, tries to utilize the North-western national sports resources, brings the Western national traditional sports into classes, and has been trying to establish a sports relics museum in the West. It shoulders the responsibilities of preserving, passing down and renovating national traditional sports. There are 4 advanced-level sports teams attached to the department: a track and field team, a martial art team, a male basketball team and a female volleyball team.
In the current situation, the aims of the advanced-level sports team are: to participate in world-wide college students’ sports games and international competitions to get excellent marks is its top aim; to participate in national college students’ sports games to get as many medals as possible as its second aim; to get most medals in Gansu Provincial sports games as its basic aim. The principles to develop the team are: to endeavor to achieve what can be achieved in the current situation; to give prominence to the pivots in the development; and to make the specialties more featured. The requirements to the development of the team are: to set the sense of attaining gold medals; to enhance the professional skills in training to participate in kinds of competitive games to get more honors for Lanzhou University; to devote itself to the establishment of a comprehensive, research-oriented and advanced-level university. Every year it achieves many honors for the university and is advancing to achieve all of its aims.
The department has good sports facilities and gymnasia. It has 5 ground track fields (including 5 football courts), 30 basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, 2 gymnasia and many table-tennis rooms, fitness centers, martial arts rooms etc.. The area of the places is totally 141,124m2, and each student has 8m2 of movement, which is much more than 3 m2 that the Ministry of Education has set as the average. Capacious movement space and good facilities have benefited the physical education and the extracurricular activities of the students. Every year, one after another sports game organized by the university, schools and departments, as well as by different students’ sports clubs, enriches the campus life and also supplies enough opportunities for students to strengthen their bodies.
Institute for Studies in County Economy Development (Institute for Studies in Rural Revitalization Strategy) serves as a consultation platform belonging to Lanzhou University. Focusing on the county economy to boost rural revitalization since its establishment and adhering to the development principles of contributing for support and serving for local development, the institute has been actively participated in the cause of facilitating the economic and social development in accordance with national strategies as the local party committee leads and guides. Therefore, by providing high-level researches on policy consultation and problem-based theories, the institute is committed to local economic growth through intelligence support as it dives into solving the universal or distinctive issues and difficulties, thus providing a series of decision-making measures by its think tank. In so doing, the institute is able to incubate innovation, schemes and driving forces for the creative, coordinated and shared development of the county economy. Besides, the institute can also serve as a class to promote green development and attract more elites to bolster open economic growth at county level. This institute aims to be upgraded into a universally-known academic exchange platform with profound decision-making influence and social credit in 2020. In 2025, the institute is expected to be a significant part of new type of Chinese think-tank system.
In light of the national and party major policies and strategic decisions and arrangements, we will provide training on various topics mainly including nurture of featured industries, guidance on industrial technology, fiscal levies, innovation-driven development strategy, ecological civilization, rural revitalization and urban-rural integrated development, promotion of featured products, cultural tourism exploitation, government performance management, government functional transformation, establishment of primary organizations, market inspection and management, financial support, business management etc. for cadres of party and government and business managers.
2. Compilation of Program
Based on the national and local demands, the institute works to compile programs for development of county-level economy, various industries and businesses, and to provide consultancy services for economic growth,industrial booming and business prosperity so as to better serve the national and local socio-economic development. Based on the general requirements of developing rural areas with thriving businesses, pleasant living environment, social etiquette and civility, effective governance and prosperity, the institute strives to study the strategy of rural revitalization to invigorate industries, work forces, cultures, ecology and organizations to customize implementation plans of this strategy according to the counties’ reality. On this note, it will give boost to agricultural upgrading, progress in rural areas and development by rural residents in an all-round way.
3. Consultancy for Decision Making
The institute looks to provide qualified consulting services such as practical and strategic suggestions and comments for national or local governments, enterprises and public institutions to implement the strategy and to develop local economy after conducting theoretical studies and sufficient field researches, thus wrapping up best practices and lessons on county economy growth, rural revitalization and industrial development.
4. Assessment as the Third Party
The institute can assess the performance of poverty alleviation, county-withdraw from impoverished county, innovation-driven initiatives and government performance management etc. Serving as the third party to appraise the effect of national poverty reduction and county-withdraw from impoverished county, the institute is able to present reports and consulting advice in accordance with national appraisal standards in this work. As the document—On Several Ideas on Innovation-Driven Development within Counties by General Office of the State Council ( Guo-banfa No. 43〔2017〕) requires, the institute should scientifically assess how counties realize the innovation-driven development with practical suggestions provided based on the evaluation index system. In addition, we can also conduct government performance appraisal in terms of government budget, public institutions, public policies, state-owned assets and civil servant and can also provide consultancy for policies and theories on management.
5. Targeted Investigation
After the institute investigates the hot-spot issues, key points, difficulties and problems as the county economy is developed and rural revitali-zation strategy is implemented, the institute will report relevant and accurate suggestions and comments on policies and decision-makings regularly or occasionally to the national or local governments and relevant departments in time.
6. Holding Forums and Publishing Results
The institute will hold academic forums on county economic growth and rural revitalization with renowned experts worldwide,representatives from domestic counties or enterprises invited to discuss and communicate relevant best practices, developing patterns to work out practical advice for national and local socio-economic growth.
Founded in 2002, the School of Higher Education of Lanzhou University belongs to one of the youngest colleges whose predecessor is the merger of the former Higher Education Research Institute and the audio-visual center. At present, the school has established the Education Department and Educational Technology Department, and also a higher education research institute, a western-based education research and training center, modern educational technology center and mental health advisory center and the other institutes related to education, scientific research, consulting and training. We offer Bachelor’s Degrees in education and educational technology, with applied education and psychology as minors, and a Master’s Degree for higher education.
The present staff in the school is over 30. The structure of the teaching staff is reasonable in its ages, its academic titles and knowledge ranges, among the staff, there are six professors, one chair professor, six part-time professor, eight associate professors including part-time and ten lecturers. Among the staff, 45 percent have doctor’s degrees, 98 percent have master's degrees, one doctoral tutor and 10 Master's instructors.
Since its establishment, the school has highlighted more on the construction of the teachers’ professionalism and ethical education, actively taken part in the university's ‘211’ and ‘985’ projects, carrying out an in-depth reform of the education and teaching practice, formulated and completed a series of teaching management system, and also actively explored new teaching theories and methods so as to broaden the base of the wide fields and focus on the investment for teaching equipment and documentation , constantly raise the quality of teaching. And now the school has yielded fruitful results in researches, which has laid a good foundation in the development of our school.
The school has been powerful in its scientific researches and developed its own characteristics in higher education of science, of curriculum and teaching, of management, of information networks, of degrees and postgraduate education and of western basic education and so on, which leads the way in the western region.
The school has won more than 20 research projects over the last 5 years above the provincial level, including a key national project , 6 projects at the national level, 10 at provincial-and ministerial-level, with a research funding up to more than one million; and also international collaboration and cross-cutting project more than 40, with research funding more than four million cumulatively; more than 20 scientific research awards was above the provincial level, including two first prize , four second prize. We have more than 20 books and 4 textbooks published, half of them, by authoritative publishers.
Also more than 400 academic papers have been published, 16 by authoritative Journals and more than 160 by core journals. Completion of research funding among schools of arts ranks high, for which we have been commended repeatedly .The school sponsors the journal Higher Education and Science, which is the core category of Chinese periodicals, which is in a row of CSSCI source of short-listed journals for 6 years, which is significant among the academic community in China. The Journal Higher Education in the Northwest also sponsored by the school has been increased in its influence.
There are currently has more than 500 students in our school. The students’ work focuses closely on cultivating their sense of innovation, improving their practical abilities and enhancing the overall quality, for young students’ to grow in their talents. Through playing the leading roles of majority of party members, cadres and students, a sound system for students to work has initially formed which effectively promotes students’ understanding of the society and ideology and moral quality.
Master's degree for Higher Education set up at the School of Education has filled the gaps in the discipline construction. Since the first postgraduate students were enrolled in 2002, the school has taken a series of explorations of the subjects on training modes and training programs. Among the graduates in the past few years, two books have been published by authoritative publishers, four books co-edited, 200 papers published with an average of five papers for each graduates, four by authoritative publishers,50 in core journals, one "Baoshan Steel Award ", a " Ryoichi Sasakawa Prize, " and a" Graduate Award for outstanding scientific research ".
After years of development, the school has formed a mode of "subjects construction as its leader, undergraduate training as its basis, graduate education as its focus, and scientific research as its orient and academic journals as its support”. The short-term goal for school’s discipline construction is to build an Professional Degree Program of First-level Disciplines for Master’s Degree Granting in education, of second-level Disciplines for Master’s Degree Granting in applied psychology and of First-level Disciplines for Doctor’s Degree Granting in higher education.（updated on Oct. 17th, 2013)