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     The Chengdu Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded as the Sichuan Branch of CAS in 1958 and assumed its current name in 1978. The Chengdu Branch is an administrative organ that coordinates the activities of CAS institutes and affiliated companies in Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality, and liaisons with governmental bodies and other organizations in the region.

  The organizations within the purview of the Chengdu Branch include the Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, the Chengdu Institute of Optics and Electronics, the Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, the Chengdu Literature Information Center, Chengdu Organic Chemicals Co., Ltd., Chengdu Information Technology Co., Ltd., and Chengdu Zhongke Weishi Instrument Co., Ltd.

  The research subjects covered by the institutes include mathematics, chemistry, biology, geography, mechanics, optics, electronics, materials science, computer science, and library and information science, etc. The institutes have special advantages in the fields of adaptive optics, microelectronics, lasers, opto-electromechanical integration, instrumentation, natural products, genetic breeding, asymmetric synthesis, gas conversion, computer applications software, intelligent tutoring software, mountain environment research and disaster prevention, and scientific consulting. The Chengdu Branch institutes house or oversee a number of advanced state key laboratories, engineering technology centers, and field science stations.

  As of the end of 2013, the Chengdu Branch and its institutes had approximately 3,000 employees, including more than 2,300 scientists and technicians. Among them are three CAS members and two members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The institutes offer a total of 16 Ph.D. programs and 33 master’s degree programs, as well as six postdoctoral research programs. The institutes currently have about a thousand graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

  Chengdu Branch institutes have recorded numerous achievements. For example, the camera developed by the Institute of Optics and Electronics satisfactorily completed its mission for the second phase of China’s lunar exploration program. In addition, the lasar radar system it helped develop was used in the docking of Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-10. The Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment also made progress in its landslide survey management at Zhangmu Town in Tibet. As a next step, the institute will establish the Zhangmu Geological Disaster Management Demonstration Project, with a proposed budget of 3 billion yuan. All of the institutes under the Chengdu Branch also supported relief work after the Lushan Earthquake. Furthermore, after the earthquake the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment completed its Environmental Resources Carrying Capacity Evaluation Report, which received strong praise from Sichuan officials.

  The Chengdu Branch has also made positive contributions to the sustainable development of Sichuan Province, Chongqing Municipality and the Tibet Autonomous Region. For the first time, the Chengdu Branch received an award from the China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association. In 2013, CAS commenced 524 cooperative projects with units in the Sichuan-Chongqing-Tibet region, achieving sales revenues of 14 billion yuan, tax remittances of 2.2 billion yuan, and 31.4 billion yuan in social benefits.

  Address:       No. 9, Section 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu, 610041 Sichuan, China

  Tel:               86-28-85223696

  Fax:              86-28-85223719



Address: No. 9, 4th section of South Renmin Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC
Postcode: 610041 Tel: (028)85223696 Fax: (028)85223719