Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Chinese Academy of Sciences
Agency overview
Formed 1949
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Bai Chunli, President
Parent agency State Council of China
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Traditional Chinese 中國科學院
Simplified Chinese 中国科学院

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (simplified Chinese: 中国科学院; traditional Chinese: 中國科學院; pinyin: Zhōngguó Kēxuéyuàn), formerly known as Academia Sinica, is the national academy for the natural sciences of the People's Republic of China. It is an institution of the State Council of China. It is headquartered in Beijing, with institutes all over the People's Republic of China. It has also created hundreds of commercial enterprises, Lenovo being one of them.



The Chinese Academy of Sciences has six sections:

  • Mathematics and Physics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Life Sciences and Medicine,
  • Earth Sciences,
  • Information Technical Sciences, and
  • Technological Sciences.

The CAS has eleven regional branches at Shenyang, Changchun, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Ningbo, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Hefei and Xinjiang.

The CAS has over 100 institutes, one university (the University of Science and Technology of China at Hefei, Anhui) and one graduate school (the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences). Backed by institutes of CAS, GUCAS is headquartered in Beijing, with graduate education bases in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Lanzhou, four Science Libraries of Chinese Academy of Sciences, three technology support centers and two news and publishing units. These CAS branches and offices are located in 20 provinces and municipalities throughout China. CAS has invested in or created over 430 science- and technology-based enterprises in eleven industries including eight companies listed on stock exchanges.

Membership of the Academy represents the highest level of national honor for Chinese scientists.

  • President: Bai Chunli
  • Director general of basic sciences: Zhang Jie

Research Institute

List of presidents

  1. Guo Moruo郭沫若: 1949-1978
  2. Fang Yi 方毅: 1979-1981
  3. Lu Jiaxi 卢嘉锡: 1981-1987
  4. Zhou Guangzhao 周光召: 1987-1997
  5. Lu Yongxiang 路甬祥: 1997-2011
  6. Bai Chunli 白春礼: 2011-incumbent

Scientific integrity

On February 26, 2007, the CAS published a Declaration of Scientific Ideology and set up a commission for scientific integrity to promote transparency, autonomy and accountability of scientific research in the country. The Ministry of Science and Technology had at the same time also initiated measures to address misconduct in state-funded programs.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Reforming research in China The Lancet, Volume 369, Number 9565, 17 March 2007

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