LUT was originally established as Gansu Provincial Technical School in 1919, renamed Lanzhou Institute of Technology in 1958, and then Gansu University of Technology after the merger with Gansu Jiaotong University in the same year. In 1965, the university was put under the First Ministry of Machine Building, partial specialties from Northeast Institute of Heavy-duty Machinery and Beijing Institute of Mechanical Engineering incorporated into and a good number of teachers from Hefei University of Technology and Hunan University transferred to. In 1998, the university was funded and administered by the central and local government with the latter taking on more responsibility. In 2003, the university was renamed Lanzhou University of Technology. West campus was officially put into use in 2005.


1,532 scientific research projects (including six national-level projects and 60 provincial and ministerial-level projects) have been undertaken and accomplished over the recent three years.

Academic Papers
5,001 academic papers have been published over the recent three years. LUT ranks the 75th among colleges & universities across China in terms of the number of papers covered by EI, and 2,878 papers have been published in core periodicals ranking the 90th.

Patent Application and Authorization
LUT ranks the first among the colleges & universities in Gansu Province seven years successively with 252 patents applied and 99 granted over the recent three years, coming in the 60th place across China.

Science and Technology Industry
Revenue from science and technology industry ranked the 34th among colleges & universities across China in 2006.


Provincial Key Subjects: 12
The first category of subjects: 8
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermodynamics
Electrical Engineering
Control Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Technology
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Technology
The second category and interdisciplinary subjects: 4
Business Management
Nonferrous Metal Metallurgy and New Materials
Hydraulic Transmission and Control
Manufacturing Information-based System
Doctors’ Programs:9
Masters’ Programs:73
Undergraduates’ Programs: 52

Schools and Departments: 18
School of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Fluid Power and Control Engineering
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
School of Petro-chemical Engineering
School of Computer and Communication
School of Sciences
School of Civil Engineering
School of Design and Arts
School of Economics and Management
School of Network Education
School of Life Science and Engineering
School of Foreign Languages
School of Humanities
School of Continuing Education
School of Software Engineering
Department of Physical Education
Graduate School

The Campus

The Faculty: 1,401
Academicians of Chinese Academy of Science: 1
State-level Experts: 33
Professors: 167
Associate Professors: 429
Visiting Professors: 222
Total Enrollment: 34,258
Campus Area: 372 Acre
Total Construction Area: 860,000 square meters
Fixed Assets: ¥1,003,000,000
Library Collection: 2,660,000 books and volume