The Lanzhou University was established in 1909.It is located in Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province, Lanzhou University is one of the key universities under Ministry of Education, China. Currently, it houses 23 schools: School of Chinese Language and Literature, School of Journalism and Communication, School of History and Culture, School of Economics, School of Management, School of Philosophy and Sociology, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, School of Law, School of Politics and Administration, School of Arts, School of Education, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Information Science and Engineering, School of Physical Science and Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Life Science, School of Resources and Environment, School of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, School of Atmospheric Science, School of Continuing Education, School of Network Education, School of Higher Vocational Education, School of International Cultural Exchange.
There are 6 National Bases for the Training of Researching and Teaching personnel for Fundamental Disciplines. The University operates an additional 35 institutes along with 1 national key Laboratory of the Applied Organic and 3 key laboratories of Arid and Grassland Ecology, West China Environment, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education, a key laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystem of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Lanzhou University is active in developing international education exchange and cooperation through the international exchange of post-graduate students, visiting scholars and scientific research cooperation with universities and organizations in more than 30 foreign countries and regions including USA, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Russia, Kong Kong and many others.