Founded 1948 as the Anshan Institute of Iron and Steel. Transformed into Anshan Institute of Iron and Steel Technology (AIIST) 1958. Incorporated Anshan Advanced Vocational College 1994. Merged with Liaoning College of Food Industry, Liaoning College of Metallurgical Industry and Liaoning College of Construction Material Industry and their campuses 1999. Renamed Anshan University of Science and Technology (ASUST) 2002. Acquired present title 2006.