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University of Science and Technology of China

Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
  • Ranked 25 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia
  • Ranked 113 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • Ranked 97 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 23 QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
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Student population Large
International students 29%
Institution type Public

About University of Science and Technology of China

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), founded in Beijing in 1958, is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The Chinese Academy of Sciences has supported USTC by “Pooling efforts of CAS for university development and integrating its institutes with the University’s corresponding departments”. From the beginning, USTC was established with the aim of developing high-level personnel in science and technology with broad-based scientific knowledge.

Beginning in 1970, USTC was moved to Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province. Since 1978, USTC has enjoyed the nation’s top priority in construction projects, and launched a series of reform initiatives. USTC has persisted in the mission of “Build a Global University and Educate the Brilliant of the World”. Additionally, the core value is “Commit to Quality, Strive for Excellence, and Serve the Country through Innovation and Excellence”.

In a Congratulatory Letter sent to USTC commemorating the 50th Anniversary Celebration in September 2008, President Hu Jintao expressed the hope that USTC would continue to carry out reforms in teaching and scientific research, building the university into a world-class research and educational institution for educating more and better innovative talents. Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities

Campus information

There are four campuses: East, South, West and North Campus. The campuses cover an area of 1.46 million square metres (360 acres), with 890,000 square metres (9,600,000 sq ft) of building area. The library has a collection of 1.73 million books, 3000 kinds of journal in the language of Chinese,4000 kinds of English, 600,000 electronic books and 20,000 electronic journals in Chinese or in English.A first-class campus computer network is running within the campus. Five public experimental centers for teaching and research are under construction, namely the Center of Physical Science, Life Science, Information Science, Engineering and Material Science, and Application of Synchrotron Radiation.

Transportation The campus bus runs from 7:00 am till 23:00 pm. Teachers and students board the bus using their E-card and are free of charge. There are 130 bus-trips per day on weekdays and 24 bus-trips on weekends and holidays. Round-trip buses go every 30 minutes and pass through all 4 campuses. Direct-line buses run every 5 minutes between each the campus.

Hospital The school hospital, is a specific attachment to the university, and holds the aim of providing such services as disease prevention, health care, treatment and health education for the teaching staff and the students. After over forty years of development and construction, the hospital has been steadily expanded, the level of treatment has continuously improved, and the equipment has constantly been upgraded. The hospital covers 5,200 m2, with 110 beds and more than 110 employees.

The hospital is committed to the treatment and health care services for over 10,000 students, about 3,000 teachers and more than 700 retired employees, plus the families of the employees who live on the campus, which adds up to more than 20,000 people. A branch hospital and an outpatient department have been established separately on the west and the south campuses that are also centers for students' living and studying activities. The medical personnel are on duty around the clock for the convenience of the people.

In addition to carrying out daily diagnosis and treatment, the school hospital also, according to the college hygiene regulations, undertakes physical examination services under the principle of prevention. It is already a convention for students to take physical examinations both after their entrance and before graduation, and another check during their college years. Physical examinations are given every two years for school personnel and those who have retired.

To fulfill the demands of the science-major students for medical knowledge, the corresponding doctors of the school hospital have compiled a book titled Health Education for College Students, which, as the textbook for the selective course of health education, illuminates medical knowledge systematically from various angles. In recent years, this course has been taken by increasing numbers of students, and the title "advanced collective" has been bestowed on the hospital by the education authorities.

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