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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 Lu Yongxiang, President
Parent agency State Council of China

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 (not to be confused with the Republic of China's (Taiwan) Academia Sinica currently headquartered in Taipei which shares the same roots), 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 with Lenovo being one of the most famous legacies.



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 School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences). Backed by institutes of CAS, GSCAS is headquartered in Beijing, with graduate education bases in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Lanzhou, four documentation and information centers, 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: Lu Yongxiang
  • Executive vice 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-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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