Established 1958, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is affiliated to Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, which has 110 research institutes all over China). USTC students can do research in CAS institutes, and scientists from CAS institutes teach courses, deliver lectures and seminars, supervise graduate students in USTC.
USTC has 15 schools, as School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, School of Chemistry & Materials Science, School of Information Science & Technology, School of Engineering Science, School of Earth & Space Science, School of Computer Science & Technology, School of Management, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Nuclear Science & Technology, School of Public Affairs, School of Environmental Science & Electro-optical Technology, School of Software Engineering and School of the Gifted Young.
USTC has 1600 faculty members, among whom 42 are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 550 are full professors. Of 14,600 students on campus, 2,800 are doctoral students, 4,500 are master's students, and 7,300 are undergraduate students.
USTC is the only university in China that has 2 national laboratories: National Synchrotron Laboratory and Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Mirco-scale.
On average, 70% of USTC graduates pursue further study, receiving a master's or doctoral degree and one out of 1000 graduates was elected CAS or CAE academician, which ranks among the top few of Chinese universities.
Thomson Reuters published the “TOP 100 CHEMISTS, 2000-2010” based on the impact indicators of the journal papers in the past 10 years. There were a total of 12 ethnic Chinese listed, among whom there were 6 USTC alumni.
Success rate of research proposals to NSF of China exceeds 45%, the highest among the Chinese universities. Citation counts per faculty at USTC in the past ten years are 9.3, the highest among China universities.