About University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) was established in 1958. A university is a safeguard for faith, the advancement of science, and culture as well as a symbol of the level of a nation’s civilization. It provides support for national power, development, and the enhancement of a people’s quality. Throughout the world, every respectable country has a number of respectable universities.
USTC has been firmly devoted to basic research and original innovation in order to cultivate talent and capacity for dealing with key issues in China’s development of science and technology. Despite twists and turns over the years, it has achieved miraculous successes and created a unique approach to higher education that has been commensurate with the circumstances of China. Its impressive accomplishments have been admired by people from all walks of life.
Now into the 21st century, the revival of the Chinese nation is in full swing. With rapid social changes and development of science and technology, Chinese universities are faced with an unprecedented mission to facilitate the building of an innovative country and the tapping of vast human resources. USTC will answer the call of the Party and the government without delay. We are following well-made plans for attaining clearly-defined goals with effective management and utilization of resources. Guided by a people-oriented and academic-focused principle of coordinated development and scientific management, we are quickening our pace in our effort to develop into a world-class research university by strengthening student training, faculty empowerment, program development, service for the community, and institutional building.
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). As a key university of the nation, it is noted for its advanced science and high technology programs, unique management studies and well-tailored disciplines in the humanities.
USTC was established in Beijing in September 1958, with Guo Moruo as its first president. Its establishment was regarded as a major event in China's history of education and science. Since its very beginning, CAS has adopted a policy of "running the university with resources of the entire CAS and integrating each of its departments with relevant CAS research institutes." Led by a group of most renowned Chinese scientists of the time—Yan Jici, Hua Luogeng, Qian Xuesen, Zhao Zhongyao, Guo Yonghuai, Zhao Jiuzhang and Bei Shizhang, USTC set up a series of programs that creatively encompassed the frontiers of science and new technologies to meet the needs of the nation for developing science and technology. The University emphasized the teaching of fundamental courses and provided its students with a wide range of high-level training that incorporated newly-emerging as well as interdisciplinary fields of study. In its second year, USTC quickly rose to the status of a national key university. It has been one of the first institutions included in China's "985 Program" and "Project 211", and the only university participating in the National Program for Knowledge Innovation. Over the years, USTC has adhered to its motto of "being both politically sound and professionally competent, and integrating theory with practice" and promoted a style of "living for innovations." Its high-quality educational work, characterized by ground-breaking studies, combination of teaching and research and integration of theory with practice, has produced a large number of highly accomplished people and many significant, internationally-recognized, original research results.