Established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958 to meet the country’s needs of science and technology, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a research university ranking among the top 100 universities in the world. The university places the emphasis on innovation and international collaboration at all levels of teaching and research.
USTC prides itself on cutting-edge technology and talent development, especially on its research strengths in quantum manipulation, nanotechnology, high-temperature superconductivity, speech processing, Artificial Intelligence, fire science, and life science.
USTC established the 1st graduate school in China, and is one of the most important innovation centers in China. It is the only university in China operating two national labs: the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale. It also jointly operates two national “big science” facilities along with CAS institutes: the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak and the Steady High Magnetic Field of the High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
USTC International Engagement
USTC actively participates in international cooperation in various ways. It has engaged in joint research and educational activities with internationally acclaimed organizations such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Max Planck Society, Oxford University, Heidelberg University, Stanford University, MIT, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale University, etc. For example, it established a training program with ITER and initiated the SUM program, a summer camp for students and an academic forum for professors from Stanford University, USTC and MIT. USTC is also a member of several important international networks, including the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Association of East Asian Research Universities, etc.
In 2013, USTC hosted the signing ceremony for the Hefei Statement, which USTC has actively promoted. The Hefei Statement is an agreement among the Association of American Universities (AAU), the C9 League (C9), a consortium of China’s top nine research universities, the Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of Australia’s top universities, and the League of European Research Universities (LERU) to promote cooperation among world-class research universities.
· 2154 academic staff
· 701 full professors
· 55 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science / Chinese Academy of Engineering
· 7372 undergraduates
· 16588 postgraduates inc. 5676 PhD. 739 international students from 79 countries
· 6 campuses in Hefei city
· 1 institute in Hefei city
· 5 institutes around China (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Changchun, Shenyang)
· 2 national labs
· 2 “Big Science” facilities jointly with CAS Institutes
· 1 affiliated hospital