Approved by Chinese Academy of Sciences, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Science and Technology of China was established in November 2000.
The establishment of School of Humanities and Social Sciences marks University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) moving towards a world-class research university and serves as a key role in cultivating well-rounded qualified science and technology talents.
Its goal is to go in line with global contemporary higher education systems and fully implement Party's education policy and well-rounded quality education.
After 20 years of development, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has made great strides in discipline construction and talents cultivation.
Department of History of Science and Technology and Scientific Archaeology
Department of Science and Technology of Communication and Policy
Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology
Department of Psychology ( in the works)
Interdisciplinary Studies of Linguistic Sciences Research Center
Arts and Sciences Research Center
At the present, the School embraces 115 teaching and administrative staff, including 13 professors and 32 associate professors.
The School currently embraces the following programs and disciplines:
Two undergraduate programs : Communication, English for Science and Technology
One national key discipline: History of S&T
Two PhD programs, 8 academic Master's degree programs
3 professional Master's degree programs
One "958" national liberal arts base in phase II : National History of S&T and S&T Civilization Philosophy and Social Sciences Innovation Base
One provincial key discipline : Philosophy of Science and Technology
Two Liberal Arts Research Bases in Anhui province: Science Communication Research and Development Center, History of S&T and Cultural Heritage Research Bases
One provincial undergraduate program with Anhui characteristics: Communication.
Four open online courses in top quality from Ministry of Education of China: Ceramic Art Appreciation and Production, A Brief History of Science and Scientific Revolution, A Brief History of Science and Chinese Sciences, Introduction of Chinese Culture and Confucianism.
One national top-quality course, national high-quality sharing courses (Psychology for college students).
During "The 14th Five-Year Plan" period, USTC will further achieve high-quality develoment in humanities and social sciences, and take the advantage of intersection between liberal arts and science to strengthen the descipline constructions in History of S&T, Scientific Archaeology, S&T Communication, S&T Philosophy, as well as S&T Translation.
The School will also follow the path towards a global top-class reseach university and faithfully devote with the aim of "unity, innovation, scientific research promotion and high-quality teaching and service towards the society".