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University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei, China

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) traces its origins to 1958 when the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) established it in Beijing. It was founded under the goal to cultivate the country’s most promising scientific and technological talent. In 1970, USTC was moved to Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province. Ever since then, this prestigious research university keeps open arms for talents across the globe. Now the university is home to 16,600 gifted students, aspiring scholars and researchers as well as 2,250 faculty members.

USTC, a low-profile university aims high. It has 23 schools (including 6 research institutes) in the fields of natural science and social science, offering exciting opportunities for students to discover more. It owns the most national labs and large-scale scientific facilities. It is the only university in China operating two national labs: the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), which is the first national laboratory in China, and the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL), one of the six national research centers approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China. USTC has 12 national research institutes, 4 major national scientific research infrastructures, and 62 major provincial research institutes. It represents the highest level of China in fields of fire science, particle detection and electronics, brain-inspired intelligence technology, and speech processing.

USTC is dedicated to bridging the divide by promoting collaboration and building strategic relationship with world-class research universities and institutes. international organizations such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have all formed sustainable and strategic partnership with USTC. Meanwhile, the university has attracted prestigious research universities around the world including Oxford, Stanford and Princeton to develop collaborative relationship.

Website: en.ustc.edu.cn

VSE Season 3, 2021-22: Courses offered by University of Science and Technology of China


Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Jun 12, 2022 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

6.0 or above in IELTS or 80 or above in TOEFL iBT

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at University of Science and Technology of China.



Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Physical Sciences
Course TeacherTBA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJun 27, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 1, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionMany of the everyday technological inventions derive from discoveries in physics. USTC has achieved remarkable research results, particularly in quantum sciences, condensed matter, astronomy, particle physics and biophysics, our professors will introduce what has been achieved in those field and explore together with students how the world could be rocked by physics. Students may experience quality teaching and hands-on research in this one-week program consisting a series of lecture/seminars, projects, team working and culture events. Students will also have an exceptional opportunity to immerse in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Chinese culture.
Course OutlineFUSEP2022S01
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsKnowledge of general relativity.
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Division of Life Sciences and Medicine, School of Information Science and Technology, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Engineering Science
Course TeacherTBA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 4, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 8, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionHow would you compose the future with frontier science and technology? Gathering the best minds in interdisciplinary research, this program will lead you through an incredible tour in science and technology. We will discuss topics about how novel polymers and small molecules play a role in our lives, how our immunity protects ourselves and why sometime they are going crazy, and explore the next generation of speech recognition and synthesis technique and what will be like for the future engineering. This one-week online program consistis of lectures, seminars, projects, group study and culture events. Students will have an opportunity to connect with USTC professors, expand your knowledge, and make friends with USTC peers. Topics will be focus on Immunity, organic chemistry, functional materials, machine learning, speech recognition & synthesis, blind source separation, modern fluid mechanics, robotics, bioengineering and future energy.
Course OutlineFUSEP2022S02
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsKnowledge of general relativity.


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