- Lanzhou University
Lanzhou University was established in 1909 as the earliest institution of advanced learning and higher education in Northwest China. In 1996 and 2001, Lanzhou University became one of the key supporting universities of national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. Lanzhou University has been the best university in the northwestern region of China, ranking as one of the top 30 among over 1,500 universities across China. It is one of the key universities administered directly by the Ministry of Education.
With around 20,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 postgraduates, Lanzhou University has a long history of excellence in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and geology. According to ISI, the total citation of scientific articles from Lanzhou University is ranked the 16th in all Chinese universities. For high impact publications, Lanzhou University is ranked the 10th among all the Chinese universities, according to Nature Index.