Northwest University for Nationalities is the first minority institution of higher learning founded in China after the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, directly under the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of PRC. Its precedent was the third campus of Northwest Peoples Revolutionary University in Lanzhou. From February 1950, the school was planned on the basis of that campus. In August 1950, Northwest Nationalities College was founded, and a senior CPC leader, Wang Feng, became the first president. In April 2003, approved by Ministry of Education and State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the school adopted the current name, Northwest University for Nationalities. The University created the first internet website in Tibetan in the world. Now there are 8 faculties and 20 departments providing 46 specialties in the university: Economics & Administration Faculty, Language & Cultural Spreading Faculty, Foreign Languages & Literature Faculty, Conservatory of Music & Dance, Academy of Fine Arts, Further Education and Vocational & Technical Education Faculty; Tibetan Language & Culture Faculty, Mongolian Language & Culture Faculty, History & Culture Faculty, Law Faculty, Faculty of Social Anthropology & Folklore, Faulty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Medical Faculty, Faculty of Life Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering Faculty, Physical Education Faculty, etc.. Of them, the specialized subjects of undergraduate education system contain such 11 disciplines as philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, natural science, technical science, agricultural science, medicine, and administration science.
The following is the list of scholars from Northwest University for Nationalities who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences