As the national comprehensive university under the direct authority of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou Universit（LZU）is one of the universities supported by the “Project 985” and “Project 211”. Founded in 1909, the predecessor of LZU was Gansu Law and Politics School, which marked the beginning of modern higher education in Gansu Province and pioneered higher education in the Northwest region. In 1928, Gansu Law and Politics School was expanded into Sun Yat-sen University of Lanzhou and in 1945, National Lanzhou University. After the founding of People’s Republic of China, by pursuing the education strategy of the Communist party of China and insisting on the right direction of development, it grew bigger and became well established within a short period of time.
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