Chinese Name: 北京科技大学
English Name: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Abbreviation: 北科大(Beikeda); USTB
Brief introduction of University of Science and Technology Beijing
The history of the University of Science and Technology Beijing can be traced back to the first mining and metallurgical discipline in modern Chinese history founded by the Beiyang Western School in 1895.
In 1952, the school was formed by the Department of Mining and Metallurgy of Tianjin University天津大学 (formerly Beiyang University) and Tsinghua University清华大学, named Beijing Iron and Steel Institute, which was the first iron and steel industry institution of higher learning established in New China.
In 1960, it was renamed Beijing Iron and Steel Institute and was approved as a national key higher education school.
In 1984, it became one of the first institutions of higher learning in the country to formally establish a graduate school.
In 1988, it was renamed the University of Science and Technology Beijing.
At present, the school has developed into a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education that focuses on engineering and coordinates the development of engineering, science, management, literature, economics, and law. Over the past 70 years since its establishment, The University of Science and Technology Beijing has trained more than 260000 talents for the society, many of whom have become the pillars and backbone of the country’s politics, economy, science and technology, education, and other fields, especially metallurgy and materials industries. The university is known as the “cradle of steel”.
Education Achivements and Rankings
The headquarters of the school is located in Xueyuan Road学院路, Haidian District海淀区, Beijing, where colleges and universities gather, covering an area of about 803,900 square meters and a total building area of 941,100 square meters. The USTB now has 20 doctoral programs in first-level disciplines,30 master’s programs in first-level disciplines,82 doctoral programs in second-level disciplines,140 master’s programs in second-level disciplines, 15 professional master’s programs,17 post-doctoral research stations, and 55 undergraduate programs.
The University of Science and Technology Beijing has 1 national science center, 1 “2011 plan” collaborative innovation center, 2 state key laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 2 national science and technology basic conditions platform, 1 national science and technology resource sharing service platform, and 2 national international science and technology cooperation bases.
As of 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked University of Science and Technology Beijing 199th in Asia and 32nd in China with its teaching and research achievements.
Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the “Shanghai Ranking”, placed University of Science and Technology Beijing 32nd in China.
The academic level of the four national key disciplines of metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, mining engineering, and history of science and technology is well-known at home and abroad. From 1978 to 2021, the university has applied for 10,875 patents and authorized 7,002 patents. More than 2000 scientific research achievements have been awarded by provincial, ministerial, and commission levels, among which 182 are national awards. A large number of scientific research achievements have played an important role in the national economic construction and achieved great economic and social benefits.
The University of Science and Technology Beijing is approved by the Ministry of Education to build a high-level sports team, the main sports are athletics, basketball, taekwondo, badminton, and football. After years of exploration and practice, the construction of high-level sports teams in our school has a new development, the level of sports technology has been greatly improved, a large number of excellent sports talents have been trained, accumulated a relatively rich experience in running teams, the school running high-level sports teams has formed a tradition and characteristics.
The USTB enjoys a high reputation in Beijing and even in the whole country for its sports competition level and mass sports activities. The student track and field team has won several times in the national and Beijing university competitions. The women’s basketball team has won 12 consecutive titles in the Beijing University League and advanced to the last eight of CUBA in 2005. The university currently has a modern sports field of about 105,000 square meters. The university gymnasium was used as the competition venue for the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and successfully completed the judo, taekwondo, and wheelchair basketball games in Beijing. The school gymnasium team was awarded the honorary title of Advanced Team of Beijing Olympic Paralympics by the CPC Central Committee and The State Council.
In the past 70 years since its establishment, the University of Science and Technology Beijing has trained more than 260,000 talents for the society, many of whom have become the pillars and backbones of the country’s political, economic, scientific and technological, educational, and other fields, especially in the metallurgical and material industries.
The Party and state leaders Luo Gan罗干, Liu Qi刘淇, Xu Kuangdi徐匡迪, Huang Mengfu黄孟复, etc. have all studied at the university, and 41 alumni have been elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
And a number of national excellent athletes and coaches represented by Li Minkuan李敏宽, Lou Dapeng楼大鹏, Gong Lijiao巩立姣, and sports officials have emerged.
University of Science and Technology Beijing – The Internationale
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