On the morning of September 17th, Lan zhou university celebrated its 109th birthday. The opening ceremony of the 110th anniversary of Lan zhou university was held in the auditorium of college student activity center of Cheng guan campus. with the theme of “perseverance , struggle”, The 110th anniversary aims to review the history of Lanzhou University ’ s development in the past over 100 years, which tells the story of Lanzhou University, manifests its spirit , highlights its characteristics and looks forward to the .future of Lanzhou University.
Yuan Zhanting, Secretary of the Party Committee of Lanzhou University, made such statements in his speech that looking back on the past, generations of Lan zhou University people insisted on the dream of revitalizing China's nations and opened the pioneer of higher education in Gansu Province by rooting in the practice of devoting themselves to the motherland, taking on the responsibility of cultivating talents, and basing on the practice of strengthening moral education and cultivating people
Lan zhou University people’s mission of innovation and progress is rooted in the practice of scientific inquiry, we regards contributing to human beings as the most simple social aspiration, and integrates the research and solution of Western problems into national strategy, international academic frontier and human progress. In the new era, the struggling Lan zhou University people will create opportunities and reshape brilliance with the support of politicians, the courage of reformers and the concentration of educators" and the grand goal of world-class. With more firm belief, confidence and determination, we will take root in China and make great contributions to the construction of world-level modern education with Chinese characteristics and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Yan Chunhua, president of Lanzhou University who is studying in yan’an , expressed his great respect to the alumni, teachers and students who attended the launching ceremony of the 110th anniversary of the university through video, and expresses heartfelt thanks to all sectors of the society who have been helping Lanzhou University reform and development. He said that Lanzhou University has stepped into a new stage of "double first-class universities" projects and connotative development, and opened an important node of the 110th anniversary of Lanzhou University. We should carry forward the self-reliance, dedication, innovation and unique "Landa Spirit" shaped by the Lanzhou University people , and maximize cohesion and unity teachers, students, alumni, and the strength of all walks of life .We should from our hearts respect talents, labor, creativity and law, truly return to our common sense, original duties, original hearts, and dreams, then fulfill the fundamental mission of strengthening moral education and cultivating people with first-class achievements and a brand-new atmosphere, to pay tribute to the 110th anniversary of Lanzhou University.
Zhang Weiwen, deputy secretary of the Lanzhou Municipal Party Committee and mayor of Lanzhou, said in his speech that, Lanzhou was truly proud to have Lanzhou University（LZU）, a world-famous university with rich connotations. In recent years, LZU has taken it as its own responsibility to serve local economic development and given full play to the advantages of its gathering of talents and science and technology. It has strengthened the cooperation between schools and cities so as to cultivate and deliver talents to the main battlefield of Lanzhou's transformation and development, which has played an irreplaceable role in building Lanzhou into a central modern city. In the new era for high-quality development, cities and universities also enter a new highly intergrated period of common development. Lanzhou will seize the new opportunity of LZU’s 110th anniversary to further deepen our cooperation and create a good environment to serve its development. It is expected that the anniversary celebration will be a new starting point for LZU to gain new vitality and greater achievements in order to achieve the goal of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics at an early date.
At the launching ceremony, Professor Wang Weiping, Professor Liu Guizhen and two undergraduate students Mao Jing and Bai Jie jointly read aloud Professor. Wang Weiping's original poetry LZUers, Strive for the Future, reviewing over 100 years’ history of running the university by the Yellow River and praising the persistence and struggle of LZUers.
The video clip Persistence showed the glorious past, during which the older generation of LZU who shared the same breath with its country took root in the yellow land. They were Liu Bing, former secretary of Party Committee and former president of LZU; Ren Jizhou, senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Hu Zhide, former president of LZU; alumni Liu Mingting, the world famous sand-controlling expert; Lin Jiaying, senior professor at Faculty of Arts of LZU as well as Ren Dengxian, senior expert at the First Hospital of LZU; Struggle shared struggling stories of LZUers of former generation from all walks of life, such as Gou Xiaohua, distinguished professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program; alumni Wang Wen, Executive director of Chongyang Institute of Finance, Renmin University of China; alumni Wu Zhixiang, President of Shenzhen Junren Holdings Co., Ltd.; Tan Qi, a member of Graduate Students Education Supporting Group of LZU. And Lantian Silk Road Cycling Expedition showed how LZUers struggled on the Silk Road in the new era.
“Near or far, wherever you are, your alma mater is waiting for you to come home. ”A team of pupils from LZU's affiliated school read out A Home- letter to the LZUers all over the World, accompanied by the sand paintings on the big screen, sending the message that Lanzhou University welcomed all LZUers to come home.
Alumni associations from place to place have also sent blessings to the 110 th Anniversary of our Alma Mater.
At the launching ceremony, directors of Bank of Gansu Co., Ltd., Gansu Branch of Bank of China Co., Ltd., Gansu Yuanfang Kind Fund and other companies as well as Mr. Jin Xingyi, a graduate of Department of Medicine of Lanzhou University in 1886, have donated a total of 19.6 million yuan to LZU. Given that, the title of “Public Welfare Unit to Lanzhou University” was conferred on Bank of Gansu Co., Ltd., Gansu Branch of Bank of China Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Guocheng Holidings, Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Lunan Pharmaceutical Group and other companies and the title of "Charity Ambassador of Lanzhou University" was awarded to Mr.Jin Xingyi.
Eleven representatives from alumni associations, teachers and students together with Yuan Zhanting, the Party Secretary of LZU , launched the project of the 110th anniversary year of Lanzhou University on stage.
The ceremony also witnessed the release of the logo of the 110th Anniversary of LZU. Its inspiration came from Lanzhou lilies and Phoenix, a traditional Chinese element. The former symbolizes that celebrations will be held all over this happy year with flowers blooming all over Golden City (another name of Lanzhou city), and the latter means that LZU will build nesting for Phoenix to stay and reborn of fire. The upper part of the logo looks like the abbreviation of Lanzhou University, LZU or the number 110. Its bottom consists of four petals which stands for the solid foundation for our school to run smoothly and the wide platform for our students to start up business with the support of the subject group construction of the national “Double Tops” plan.
We have many distinguished guests participating in the ceremony. They are leaders from Education Department of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Municipal Party Committee and its Government, Gansu Branch of Bank of China Co., Ltd. and that of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Co., Ltd. and that of China Postal savings Bank Co., Ltd., the head office of Gansu Construction and Investment Group, Chengguan District Party Committee and its Government, Yuzhong County Party Committee anfd its Government, Gansu Yuanfang Kind Fund, Zhejiang Guocheng Holidings, Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Lunan Pharmaceutical Group, etc. There are also representatives of directors of alumni associations, outstanding alumni, teachers and students as well as the former and present members of the leading group of LZU.