With a mission to boost economic and cultural development and cultivate talents and skills to meet regional needs, Lanzhou University has become pivotal in China’s blueprint for its development in the country’s west.
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Situated in the country’s hinterland, Lanzhou University is representative of the growth of higher education in northwest China, playing an invaluable role in enlightening and promoting development in the region.
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A conversation with Yan Chunhua, Ph.D., President, Lanzhou University
Breakthroughs at LZU have led to a broad range of chemical techniques and products to improve manufacturing, healthcare, and mining.
Between the Loess Plateau and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in Northwest China, and including the beginning of the fertile Hexi Corridor, Lanzhou is characterized by a semi-arid climate, leading to a strong tradition in environmental science studies at Lanzhou University. The university’s atmospheric scientists are renowned for the observation and research of atmospheric processes related to semi-arid climate and global climate change.
Ecological studies at Lanzhou University (LZU) seek to map the ecosystems of a unique alpine region in a changing societal, cultural and economic landscape.
Lanzhou University researchers have led the development of sustainable grassland agricultural systems, contributing to the assessment and restoration of degraded grasslands.
Known for its strength in fundamental science, Lanzhou University has made breakthroughs in areas ranging from mathematics and physics, to mechanics and nuclear studies.
It is challenging to perceive psychophysiological information in a multi-modal, multi-level, and multi-scale way and interpret cognitive psychological states objectively, accurately and quantitatively.
Covering basic and clinical medicine, oral health, pharmacy, public health and nursing, Lanzhou University (LZU) School of Medicine is known for its high-quality medical services and education. Its priorities address key medical and scientific issues in the region, through long-term research on policy, preclinical drug development, clinical diagnosis and treatment of major diseases, and medicines.
At the Key Laboratory of Cell Activities and Stress Adaptations of the Ministry of Education of Lanzhou University School of Life Sciences, researchers have been investigating these plant signalling mechanisms for more than a decade.
Lanzhou geologists reveal migration story from jawbone found at soaring altitude.
From exploration of Dunhuang manuscripts, to studies on Tibetan culture and regional economic development, humanities and social science programmes at Lanzhou University (LZU) have made the most of the institution’s unique setting.