Introduction of Undergraduate Majors: Comprehensive Cultivation of Innovative Talents

发布时间:2018-11-06  字体大小T|T
       The College of Atmospheric Sciences is one of the first batch of units with the right to grant master's and doctoral degrees and the first batch of post-doctoral research mobile stations in China. The School of Atmospheric Sciences currently has the right to grant doctorate degrees in the first-level disciplines of Atmospheric Science approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and has 3 second-level doctoral programs and 4 second-level master programs. The College has 1 mobile post-doctoral research station for Atmospheric Science, 1 national key cultivated discipline of Atmospheric Physics and atmospheric environment, 1 key discipline of Gansu Province, 1 special specialty construction site for national colleges and universities in Atmospheric Science, 1 base for atmospheric science scientific research and talent training jointly established with the China Meteorological Administration, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, and 4 research institutes and 3 centers. In 2017, the discipline of Atmospheric Science was selected into the list of national first-class disciplines, and the development of the college entered a new era. In 2019, Atmospheric Science was selected as a national-level first-class professional construction site, and Applied Meteorology was selected as a provincial-level first-class professional construction site, and the Atmospheric Science Talent Training Base was approved as a provincial-level top-notch student training base. The College pays attention to international academic exchanges and cooperation, and has established friendly contacts with universities, research institutions or business centers such as MIT, NCAR, CIMMS, CAPS, NCEP, etc., the University of Tokyo in Japan, the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and ICTP in Italy. In the school assessment, the graduate entrance examination rate and one-time allocation rate of the College of Atmospheric Sciences, as well as the per capita amount of research funding for higher vocational colleges, are among the forefront of Lanzhou University, showing a good momentum of development. The College currently has three undergraduate professional classes, namely, Atmospheric Science (basic theory), Atmospheric Science, and Applied Meteorology. It enrolls about 150 undergraduates every year. The employment rate and postgraduate entrance examination rate of undergraduates have always been among the highest in Lanzhou University. With the disciplinary advantages, unique talent training, complete teaching system, practical teaching characteristics, and scientific research foundation, a unique teaching, scientific research and personnel training system with a complete scientific system has been formed, and has become an irreplaceable highland for atmospheric science personnel training in the western region.
I. Major Overview
Chinese Name
Professional Code
On-campus Professional Code
English Name
School System
Atmospheric science
Atmospheric science (basic theory class)
Applied meteorology
       Atmospheric science base class (a talent training base jointly build by Lanzhou University and China Meteorological Administration): cultivate high-level professional talents with a solid foundation in mathematics and computer science, and master the basic theories and skills of atmospheric science. The main courses are: Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Sounding, Dynamic Meteorology, Synoptics, Applied Meteorology, Satellite Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, modern weather forecast technology and comprehensive practice, etc.
       Atmospheric Science (including two majors of Atmospheric Science and Applied Meteorology): aims to train senior professionals with basic theories and skills in mathematics, computer and atmospheric sciences, who can engage in scientific research, teaching, and management in atmospheric science, environmental science and related fields. Students are not divided into majors in the first two years, and the third grade chooses majors based on social needs and their own wishes. The main courses are Atmospheric Sounding, Dynamic Meteorology, Satellite Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, Applied Meteorology, Numerical Weather Forecasting, Atmospheric Numerical Simulation, Air Pollution Meteorology and comprehensive practice, etc. Graduates are suitable to work in meteorology, environmental protection, civil aviation, national defense, and related teaching and scientific research departments.
II. Teaching Administrative Staff
Dean of Teaching
Yang Yi
Secretary of Teaching
Chen Yitong
III. Orientation and Objectives of Professional Development
1. Cultivate Orientation
       The College aims to cultivate high-quality and complex specialized personnel with good scientific and cultural literacy and high sense of social responsibility, systematic mastery of basic knowledge, basic theory and basic skills of atmospheric science, ability of atmospheric science research, application and management, innovative consciousness and practical ability, and ability to engage in education, scientific research, technology research and development and management in atmospheric science and related fields.
2. Training Goals
       The College amis to cultivate excellent undergraduate talents with a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, and computers, and can master the basic theories, basic knowledge and basic skills of atmospheric sciences, which helps to provide excellent graduate students for the cultivation of high-level talents in various majors and related disciplines in atmospheric sciences, as well as for meteorology and civil aviation , national defense, agriculture, ecology, environmental protection, marine, hydrology, energy and other related fields.
IV. Quality and Ability Requirements
       Students mainly study the basic theories and knowledge of atmospheric sciences, receive basic training in scientific thinking and scientific experiments (including off-campus internships and indoor experiments). Students should have good scientific literacy and basic skills such as theoretical analysis, information processing and computer applications for atmospheric science research, as well as strong knowledge update and application capabilities.
Graduates should acquire the following knowledge and abilities
1. Have a solid basic knowledge and basic theory of atmospheric science.
2. To systematically master the basic content of mathematics, physics, chemistry and other subjects required by this major, and to understand the basic knowledge of earth sciences, environmental sciences and other related fields.
3. Proficiency in the basic skills of atmospheric science experiments, with a certain degree of experimental design and operation, and the ability to organize and analyze experimental results.
4. Understand the development history, frontiers and development trends of atmospheric science, and understand the important position and role of atmospheric science in economic and social development.
5. Master the basic methods and means of atmospheric science research, and have the ability to engage in business, research and technological development in related fields of atmospheric science.
6. Be able to master 1 foreign language (English) fluently; be able to to read the foreign literature of the subject and foreign language communication; have an international perspective and cross-cultural communication, cooperation and competitiveness.
7. Master the necessary computer and information technology; be able to obtain, process and apply atmospheric science and related information.
8. Master the basic methods of data query, document retrieval and the use of modern information technology to obtain relevant information.
9. Have a high degree of safety awareness, environmental awareness and sustainable development concepts.
10. Understand the policies and regulations related to national science and technology development such as meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation, climate change response, environmental protection, and intellectual property rights.
11. Have strong learning, expression, communication, writing and coordination skills and teamwork spirit; have a certain sense of innovation and critical thinking; initially have the ability to learn independently and develop themselves, and be able to adapt to scientific and economic social development.
V. Academic System, Credits and Degrees Awarded
1. School system
4 years, 3-6 years of flexible school system.
2. Credits
155 credits.
3. Degree
Awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree.
VI. Achievements of Talent Training
       The college has comprehensively improved the ability to cultivate top-notch innovative talents, and has cultivated a large number of professional talents with solid foundation and exquisite business, who have made contributions in the fields of meteorology, aerospace, scientific research, education, and national defense. The quality of graduates is widely praised by employers.