Significant Moment

Flowers in full bloom, waiting for your return
——a letter to the global alumni of Lanzhou University

Dear alumni at home and abroad:  

    Time keeps rolling on. At the autumn of 2019, Lanzhou University will welcome its 110th anniversary. We would like to extend our sincere invitation to the alumni of Lanzhou University from all over the world. Let’s meet again in front of Jishi Library and at the foot of Cuiying Mountain to retell our yearnings for the Alma Mater and create the new chapter of our dream.

    Founded upon Gansu Law and Politics School, Lanzhou University, which lies in the upper reaches of Yellow River, has always rooted in the western China over a hundred years. It focues on the integration of arts and sciences, agriculture and medicine, oriental and hesperian culture, and history and the present. By doing so, LZU has nurtured generations of elites for academic research, business and political events. More than 300,000 outstanding alumni, glittering in the Milk Way like stars, have not only inherited the spirit of Lanzhou University but also conveyed its power. In the spirit of constantly improving and under the mission of making progress, Landaren have made great contributions to our country, and added glory to the Alma Mater.

    The missing toward the Alma Mater is growing as time passed on. There is an identity that has nothing but never changed, and a kind of feeling that can transcend the history, becoming even firmer with the passage of time. No matter how fast time flies, every alumni keeps the eternal memory for the Alma Mater, teachers and classmates in the heart. Whether you have just waved goodbye to the Alma Mater or graduated for many years, whether you are near at hand or far away, LZU will always be the witness of your most brilliant years. Since ancient times, virtuous and talented personages have always loved their homeland. And Alma Mater is the forever spiritual harbor of all alumni.

    We are embarking on a new journey through thick and thin. The 110th anniversary is not only a milestone of the achievement has been made, but also the trumpet of marching into the future with great refulgence. Now, LZU is striding towards the goal of becoming one of the world-class universities, which requires each of us devote our true feelings and sweat to add honor to it.

    Dear alumni, thank you for witnessing the development of the Alma Mater, who has also been concerned about you for many years. Let’s gather together on the campus in the golden autumn and review the past to share the sweet memories of your school life, your deep feeling to teachers and schoolmates, the story of your hard struggle and the beauty of success you have made. We are looking forward to your good and practical advice for the development of LZU as well as your best wishes and reminiscence for it.

    The Yellow River embraces surging waves, and the flowers are in full bloom. Jishi Library, Kunlun Library, Tianshan Hall, General Courtyard, Yuxiu Lake and Cuiying Mountain, even every grass and tree, every building and hall of Lanzhou University anticipate that you can come back, share the glory of the Alma Mater and hash over your sweet memories with other alumni.

May all the alumni good luck, everything goes well, and Lanzhou University a better future!

Lanzhou University

Sep. 17th 2018