The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) , was established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958 in Beijing and in 1970, moved to Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province.
Hefei, located at the heart of China High-speed railway network, is a national base of science and education. Hefei is one of three national comprehensive science centers, together with Shanghai and Beijing. Of the 22 national big science facilities in China, Hefei has seven.
From the start, USTC aims to“Focus on forefront areas of science and technology, and educate top leaders in science and technology for China and the world”.Combining research and education, theory and practice, USTC builds on its strengths to accomplish excellence.As the “Cradle of Chinese Scientific Elites”, USTC has the highest Faculty-to-Student Ratio, with about 50 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE) teaching in School which qualifies its students. Averagely one out of 1000 its graduates is elected as CAS or CAE members.
Over 70% of undergraduate students are involved in the “Research Program” in CAS research institutes or national labs on campus.
Over 20,000 alumni are working in world renowned universities, institutes and businesses.
USTC is one of the most important innovation center in China.
It is the only university in China operating two national-level research labs——the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, and the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale , and jointly operates two national scientific large facilities——the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak and the Steady High Magnetic Field of the High Magnetic Field Laboratory .
Research in USTC is widely recognized.
The core payload of China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer Wukong was developed by USTC research team.
China's first ultra-realistic interactive robot 'Jia Jia' is revealed at USTC.
The world's first Quantum Communication Satellite Micius conceived by USTC scientists was launched successfully.
Twelve disciplines in USTC are listed in the first 1% in ESI. In addition, chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, and physics all ranked TOP 40 globally according to the U.S. News World University Rankings, 2018.
Apart from the above mentioned disciplines, USTC also offers great programs in history of science and scientific Archaeology, science and technology of communication and policy, Philosophy of Science and Technology; Business Administration, Management Science and Engineering, Statistics, Finance, and Public Affairs.
USTC is ranked between 3rd and 5th in mainland China, by ARWU, THE, QS, U.S. News and Nature Index in recent years.
USTC offers 34 bachelor’s programs, 120 master’s programs and 94 doctoral programs.
With abundant research strength, scientific elites, cutting-edge research facilities,USTC offers great scholarships and perfect living facilities:
President's Fellowship is funded by the Third World Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is of the highest financial aid for doctoral students in mainland China.
CAS “The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Program is funded by CAS, for masters students from Belt & Road countries.
The Chinese Government Scholarship is funded by Ministry of Education, for international graduate students.
USTC Scholarship is funded by USTC, for international undergraduate and graduate students, and short-period visiting students.
There are regular campus activities for international students, such as cultural festival, New Year Party, various sports competitions, Etiquette Contest, where students have sound experience of China and Chinese culture.