University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB)

北京科技大学 Běijīng Kējì Dàxúe

The University of Science and Technology Beijing is world-renowned for its programs in metallurgy and material sciences. In fact, it is popularly known as “the cradle of iron and steel engineers.” International students seeking a degree in metallurgy or material sciences with a focus on engineering will find USTB a dynamic place to develop their talents.

USTB was formed in 1952 and originally known as the Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Technology. The school was formed by drawing together the nation’s best faculties in the fields of mining, metallurgy, and material sciences. In 1960, the institute became a university, and in 1988 the name was changed to the University of Science and Technology Beijing. With the support of generous government funding the university was awarded under “Project 211,” USTB has strived to expand its offerings to incorporate a more diverse range of engineering and science degrees. USTB’s academic growth has been very research-focused and the school is known for its research-intensive courses.

Since 1979, USTB has established formal collaboration with over 70 universities worldwide. More than 500 notable foreign academics are honorary professors, including the President of Tohoku University—Akihisa Inoue. Many of USTB’s professors were educated in Europe or the Americas and many of them had extensive careers abroad before returning to China to lecture at the University of Science and Technology Beijing. USTB was one of the first Chinese universities to accept foreign students and has been a member of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program for international students since 1954. Since that time, over 2000 students from 74 countries have graduated from USTB.

University of Science and Technology Beijing’s fame stems largely from its contributions to research. Between 1978 and 2002 almost 800 of USTB’s research projects were awarded prizes at the state or regional level. The university has been granted 84 patents, five of which have made a profit of over ten million RMB. Since 2004, USTB’s research fund has grown at a staggering rate of nearly 100 million RMB per year.

University of Science and Technology Beijing’s campus sits on the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing’s northwestern Haidian District. It is somewhat removed from the main university district and offers a more suburban setting. There are many extracurricular activities for students to enjoy, including the campus science team which has twice won first place in the “CCTV National Student Robot Design Competition.”

Students seeking a research-focused education in metallurgy or material sciences in China should consider this prestigious university. University of Science and Technology Beijing’s generous funding, international outlook, and history of excellence make it an excellent choice to pursue a degree in China.

On campus dormitory provide more than 600 international students with various types of housing: single room, double room, AB room, triple room, quad room, and family suite.

No.4 International Students Dormitory has furniture, network, telephone, television, air-conditioner, private bathroom, 24-hour heated water, and regular room cleaning services.

The original student dormitory has furniture, network, telephone, television, air-conditioner, public bathroom on every floor with 24-hour heated water.

Off Campus housings is allowed which students organize themselves.

Students can live Off campus which they must arrange themselves.

A short bike ride from the hustle and bustle of Wudaokou, this is one of the top universities in the country that flies below the radar because of its proximity to a few of the other more famous universities locally. A very good, and less expensive option if you want to be in Beijing.