Chinese Academy of Sciences

About This Partner

Established on November 1, 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China’s drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches. Since the late 1970s, CAS has played a key role in the country's science and technology efforts by encouraging academic openness, scientific collaboration, a multidisciplinary approach and the intensive cultivation of talent.

CAS comprises 104 research institutes, 12 branch academies, three universities and 11 supporting organizations in 23 provincial-level areas throughout the country. These institutions are home to more than 100 national key labs and engineering centres as well as nearly 200 CAS key labs and engineering centres. CAS comprises 1,000 sites and stations across the country. Altogether, it has more than 59,000 students enrolled. 

Chinese Academy of Sciences research institutes includes:
  •  Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
  •  Physics
  •  Theoretical Physics
  •  High Energy Physics
  •  Mechanics
  •  Acoustics
  •  Technicial Institue of Physics and Chemistry


Memorandum of Understanding

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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China