The Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT) is located in Lanzhou, the Chinese province’s capital and a significant stop along the ancient Silk Road. In 1919, LUT was once known as Gansu Provincial Technical College. In 1958, it changed its name to Gansu University of Technology, and in 2003, it adopted the name Lanzhou University of Technology. After over a century of growth, LUT has become a premier multi-disciplinary institution with a strong engineering basis, advancing scientific research, and distinctive liberal arts qualities.
Engineering, Science, Management, Literature, Legal Studies, Education, Medicine, Fine Arts, and Economics are among the nine academic disciplines covered by LUT. It has four national defense disciplines, 16 provincially important disciplines, and two disciplines—engineering and materials science—that are ranked in the top 1% of the ESI International Ranking. International students may enroll in any of LUT’s 66 undergraduate programs, 66 postdoctoral research stations, 6 first-level discipline doctoral degree programs, 25 second-level discipline doctoral degree programs, 23 first-level discipline master degree programs, and 92 second-level discipline master degree programs.
The School of International Education (SIE), which was established in 2013, is in charge of admissions, administration, Chinese language instruction, as well as the planning of cross-cultural events for international students. Chinese Language Teaching Center for International Students is one of SIE’s four departments, along with Admission Office, Teaching Affairs Office, Student Affairs Office, and Student Life Office. More than 400 international students from 34 different countries attend LUT.