Col­lege to be­come one of Asia’s top uni­ver­si­ties

China Daily (USA) - - EDUCATIONAL SPECIAL - By ZHU LIXIN

The Uni­ver­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy of China is on track to be­come one of the most in­flu­en­tial uni­ver­si­ties in Asia in terms of aca­demic re­search.

Ac­cord­ing to the Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion World Uni­ver­sity Rank­ings 2016-2017, re­leased by the Lon­don-based mag­a­zine Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion on Septem­ber 21, USTC ranks 153rd among the world’s best uni­ver­si­ties and third on the Chi­nese main­land.

Do­mes­ti­cally, USTC is only be­hind Bei­jing-based Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity and Ts­inghua Uni­ver­sity, based on their per­for­mance across the four main in­di­ca­tors un­der­ly­ing the method­ol­ogy of the rank­ings: Teach­ing, re­search, ci­ta­tions and in­ter­na­tional out­look.

USTC is highly com­pet­i­tive glob­ally in a range of sci­ence­spe­cific ar­eas such as quan­tum ma­nip­u­la­tion, nan­otech­nol­ogy and high-tem­per­a­ture su­per­con­duc­tiv­ity.

Lo­cated in He­fei, cap­i­tal of East China’s An­hui province, USTC was founded in 1958 to both meet the coun­try’s growing science and tech­nol­ogy needs and boost its in­ter­na­tional com­pet­i­tive­ness.

Just one year later, the new uni­ver­sity was listed as one of the 16 na­tional key uni­ver­si­ties in China, rank­ing fourth on the list. Orig­i­nally es­tab­lished in Bei­jing, USTC re­lo­cated to its cur­rent home in He­fei in 1970.

To­day, USTC is home to more than 15,000 students and nearly 2,000 teach­ers and re­searchers who over­see its 15 schools.

With a stated mis­sion to “fo­cus on fron­tier ar­eas of science and tech­nol­ogy and ed­u­cate lead­ers in science and tech­nol­ogy, both in China and glob­ally,” USTC prides it­self on of­fer­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and de­vel­op­ing

ZHANG HAITAO FOR CHINA DAILY

USTC of­fers students cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and all-round de­vel­op­ment. of China are based at USTC

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