Aims to thoroughly implement the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the Nineteenth Central Committee of the Party and the 10th Party Congress of Lanzhou University, learn from the advanced experience of first-class discipline construction and party building of brother universities, recruit high-level talents, and scientifically formulate the '14th Five-Year' development plan, the party and government leaders of the College of Atmospheric Sciences of Lanzhou University went to Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing University and Fudan University to conduct study and research.
During the investigation, the investigators had exchanges and discussions with teacher representatives of the College of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, the School of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University, the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences of Fudan University. Tian Wenshou, Dean of the College of Atmospheric Sciences of Lanzhou University, and Wang Weiguo, Secretary of the Party Committee, introduced the development and construction of the College in recent years and the demand for talents. They hope to learn from the advanced aspects of talent cultivation, scientific research, discipline construction, and talent introduction of other faculties; at the same time, they implore all fraternal schools and departments to actively recommend various outstanding talents for the College of Atmospheric Sciences of Lanzhou University. The heads of the fraternal departments expressed congratulations and admiration for the construction achievements of the college in recent years, and they introduced the basic situation of their respective units, and shared the experience in the construction of first-class disciplines, bureau-school cooperation, and party building. The participants had a full discussion and exchanges on the preparation of the '14th Five-Year Plan', the fifth round of subject evaluation, teacher classification assessment, performance salary distribution, cultural heritage and innovation of faculties and departments, and the 'standard competition first' plan. Everyone agreed that it is necessary to establish a mechanism for regular mutual visits between various domestic atmospheric sciences-related departments to learn from each other's advanced experience and practices, deepen cooperation and exchanges, and promote common development.
During the investigation, the investigators also made on-the-spot investigations to understand the construction and operation of the experimental teaching centers, meteorological observation stations, weather forecast conference halls, and meteorological observatories of the fraternal colleges and departments, and worked hard to find gaps and speed up the shortcomings. In addition, the head of the College also had discussions and exchanges with the alumni working in the fraternal departments, and hoped that they would return to their alma mater frequently and try to support and help the College's first-class discipline construction.
The results of the fourth round of atmospheric science subject evaluation announced at the end of 2017 showed that among the 14 participating universities, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Nanjing University whch respectively 'A+' and 'B' (no 'A'), and Peking University (“A+”) and National University of Defense Technology (formerly the People’s Liberation Army University of Science and Technology, “B”) rank ahead of Lanzhou University; Fudan University has not participated in the evaluation. After it established the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 2016 and 2018, It has introduced a large number of high-level talents at home and abroad, including Academician Zhang Renhe and Academician Mu Mu, and achieved leapfrog development. In addition, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing University and our university are among the list of three national first-class disciplines in atmospheric sciences announced in 2017.