Lanzhou University had formerly been one of Chinas premier institutions of higher learning with its position as the best university in Northwestern China. Lanzhou University maintains one of Chinas top ten Ph.D. programs in physics, chemistry, and geography and highly ranked programs in information science, biology, botany, mathematics, history, media, ecology and Chinese literature. It is a major research university in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. 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. The school has 1162 faculty members, including 108 professors, 292 associate professors, 85 doctorate, master 603 people. Has four special people to enjoy the special government allowances of the State Council, 4 people in Gansu Province, the Ministry of Education, "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program" selected 2 people, the national outstanding teachers 2 people, the national moral standard 1, Gansu Province outstanding experts 2 , Provincial teaching teacher 2 people. school adhere to the combination of production and research and open school concept, and actively promote the school school to school and international exchanges, and with the government, universities, research institutes and enterprises to build internship training Base 255, experimental training room 2; and the Cyprus European University, the United States Ford Hays State University, the Russian state of Penza, France Eurasian School of Management, New Zealand Christchurch College of Technology and the University of Auckland, etc. More than 10 overseas colleges and universities, and East China Normal University, Shanghai Normal University, Lanzhou University, dozens of domestic universities, research institutes to establish a joint training and other deep cooperative relations; and Lanzhou City Anning four colleges and universities to establish a strategic alliance, and the province 7 colleges and universities established a teacher education alliance, and the 12 oil colleges and universities nationwide established strategic alliance.