About University of Science and Technology Beijing
The University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was founded in 1952 following the amalgamation of the best departments in related fields of five eminent universities as a result of a nationwide reorganization of the higher education system. Over half a century of remarkable growth, it has developed into one of the most influential key national universities sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. USTB is renowned for its study of metallurgy and materials science. Its main focus is on engineering;at the same time it maintains a balanced program of science, management, humanities, economics and law. It was one of the first universities to be entitled to establish state-approved graduate schools and was chosen to be part of China's "211 Project", which is designed to develop a hundred first rate universities in the 21st century. In 2006 it was also selected as one of a select group of pilot universities for the "Platform for National Advanced Disciplines Innovation" program.
USTB consists of 16 schools, provides 48 undergraduate programs, 121 master programs, 73 doctoral programs and 16 postdoctoral research fields. USTB attaches great importance to the establishment and development of its academic disciplines. As a result of many years of development, 12 national key disciplines such as Ferrous Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Processing Engineering, Mechanical Design and Theory and Mining Engineering etc. have long enjoyed established fame both at home and abroad, so are Management Science and Engineering, History of Science and Technology which have won a high reputation as well. Disciplines such as Control Theory and Control Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Mechatronic Engineering are being developed on a solid basis. In addition, newly developed disciplines such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering, are glowing with vigor and vitality.
USTB values greatly and will for ever cherish its long tradition of being "Rigorous in Learning and Research and Venerating Practice". Over 100,000 graduates are contributing to society all over the world; most of them have become professionals and joined our national elites in the field of politics, economics, science and education. As metallurgy and materials science are the two disciplines for which it is most renowned, USTB is also known as "the cradle of iron and steel engineers" .
USTB is now working hard towards its goal of becoming one of the top-ranking research universities in China and an internationally renowned higher education institute with its own distinguishing features. While retaining its current leading position in metallurgy and materials sciences, it is making great efforts to develop other areas and to achieve a balanced disciplinary structure in engineering and technology, science, management, economics, social sciences, humanities and law in the near future.