With the motto of “Seeking Truth and Promoting Innovation”, USTB is committed to providing quality education and real-world opportunities to future generations of scholars and industry innovators.
While officially found in 1952, initially known as the Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Technology, our university can trace its roots back to the 1890s when the first mining and metallurgy disciplines in the modern history of China were founded by the Beiyang Western Academy. Over the past 60 years the university has grown and evolved, transforming from an engineering-focused institution to a multidisciplinary university with global characteristics.
Join us to take a brief stroll through USTB’s history and learn about the events and traditions that have shaped our university today.
The origins of the University of Science and Technology Beijing can be traced back to the first mining and metallurgy disciplines in the modern history of China founded by the Beiyang Western Academy in 1895.
In 1952, departments from Tianjin University, Tsinghua University, Tangshan Railway Institute, Shanxi University, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Northwest Institute of Technology are reorganized to form the Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Technology.
Renamed as “Beijing University of Iron and Steel Technology” and became a key national institution
One of the first 22 colleges and universities in China entitled to establish graduate schools
Renamed as “University of Science and Technology Beijing”
Among the first group of universities chosen to be part of China’s “211 Project”.
One of the few pilot universities selected for the “Platform for National Advanced Disciplines Innovation”.
In 2014, the “Collaborative Innovation Center of Steel Technology” led by USTB was successfully selected to be part of the national “2011 Plan”.
Selected as a national “double-first class” university to develop the History of Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Mining Engineering into internationally top ranked disciplines
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense joined with the Ministry of Education to supervise and assist USTB in its further development.