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.

Explore Our Campus

Olympic Gymnasium (exterior): Built as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to host the taekwondo & judo competition, and today the site of each year's graduation ceremony, USTB's gymnasium stands prominently in the eastern portion of campus.

Main Building:As the oldest building on campus, the main building houses both the School of Materials Science & Engineering, and the State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials.

Library: Boasting over 2.3 million books the Library is always abuzz with student activity and is a popular location for studying.

Walking space:Paths throughout campus reflect the change of the seasons, with gold yellows and oranges in fall, pink flowers in spring, and rich greens through the warm summer.

Sports fields:Whether you enjoy playing basketball, football, tennis, or jogging, the sports field is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.

Dining Hall: The two multi-story USTB dining halls offer a variety of dishes both Chinese and international, sure to please anyone.

Ding: An ancient symbol of Chinese culture, the ding represents USTB’s expertise in the fields of metallurgy and materials.

West Gate: One of the main visitor entrances to the university provides easy access to the nearby USTB administrative offices, teaching buildings, laboratories, and library.

Choosing USTB – Truth & Innovation

The University of Science and Technology Beijing is a multi-disciplinary institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, preparing its students to take on the challenges of the 21st century. USTB is home to 25,000 students, with nearly half pursuing a graduate degree and over 1,800 teaching faculty. Here students and teachers work together, alongside our many partners in private industry and academic institutions, to engage in cutting-edge research, particularly in the fields of materials science and engineering, metallurgical engineering, and mining engineering. 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.

A University of “Firsts”

USTB takes pride in being a leader and innovator amongst Chinese universities and has been responsible for many “firsts” in the nation. USTB developed the country’s first electric arc furnace, designed the housing materials for China’s first satellite Dong Fang Hong 1, and built the nation’s first industrial-size robot. In recognition of our achievements, USTB has been chosen as one of the first universities to participate in several national high-level initiatives, including the “211 Project” and “985 Platform for National Advanced Disciplines Innovation”, as well as being one of the first universities permitted to establish a graduate degree program and establish a partnership with a foreign university during the reforming and opening-up period. In 2017 we were chosen to be part of the national “Double First-class Initiative” to build four first-class disciplines. As a university of “firsts”, USTB continually strives to be a leading innovator in both China and the global community.

A Community of International Citizens

Since our founding USTB has always looked outward to build relationships abroad while instilling a global mindset within our students. Every year we send hundreds of students abroad for learning exchanges, while we welcome more and more international students for advanced graduate study and Chinese language learning. Today, due to the number of successful engineers and politicians that have originated here, USTB is known as the “Cradle of Iron and Steel Engineers” and “Cradle of Mayors”. With an ever-growing number of alumni both near and abroad, no matter when you go you are sure to find both current and former USTB students working hard to build our global community.


The USTB Seal prominently displays a "ding", an ancient Chinese cauldron, with the university motto “Seeking Truth and Promoting Innovation” within. The ding, having served many functions as well as being a symbol of power in ancient China, represents USTB’s expertise in metallurgy and its contributions to the iron & steel industry since the university’s founding in 1952. The Seal represents USTB’s ongoing commitment to honoring the past while also pursuing scientific innovation.