Yunnan University was founded in 1922 as a private Donglu University, renamed Provincial Yunnan University in 1934, and National Yunnan University in 1938, which is one of the earliest comprehensive universities established in the western frontier of China. In 1937, the famous mathematician and educator Xiong Qinglai became the principal, and a large number of famous scholars were hired to teach at the school, laying a high foundation for the school’s development and profound academic heritage, and creating the first brilliant period in the history of Yunda. In the 1940s, Yunnan University has developed into one of the famous Chinese universities with a large scale and international influence, including liberal arts, law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and other disciplines.
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