Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences 中国科学院 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 Website http://www.cas.ac.cn/ Chinese Academy of Sciences Traditional Chinese 中國科學院 Simplified Chinese 中国科学院 Transcriptions Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Zhōngguó Kēxuéyuàn - Wade–Giles Chungkuo K'ehsüehyüan Cantonese (Yue) - Jyutping Zung1 gwok3 fo1 hok6 jyun2 - Yale Romanization Jung1 gwo2 ke1 swye2 ywan4
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,
- Life Sciences and Medicine,
- Earth Sciences,
- Information Technical Sciences, and
- Technological Sciences.
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
- Beijing Branch
- Shanghai Branch
- Wuhan Branch
List of presidents
- Guo Moruo郭沫若: 1949-1978
- Fang Yi 方毅: 1979-1981
- Lu Jiaxi 卢嘉锡: 1981-1987
- Zhou Guangzhao 周光召: 1987-1997
- Lu Yongxiang 路甬祥: 1997-2011
- Bai Chunli 白春礼: 2011-incumbent
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.
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