Academia Sinica

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Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica Emblem.svg
purpose Basic research
Chair: James C. Liao (President)
Establishment date: June 9, 1928
Seat : Taipei , Taiwan
Entrance to the Academia Sinica

The Academia Sinica ( Han script : 中央研究院 , Pe̍h-ōe-jī Tiong-iang gián-kiù-īnn , Pinyin : Zhōngyāng Yánjiùyuàn , "central research institute") is now the National Academy of Sciences of Taiwan . It is primarily located in the Nangang District of Taipei .


Initiated by Li Shizeng , the Academia Sinica was officially founded on June 9, 1928 in the Republic of China (with branches in Beijing and Shanghai ). His companion Cai Yuanpei , who had been the republic's first education minister after the 1911 revolution , became its president. In the course of the civil war and the invasion of Japanese armed forces, the Academia Sinica moved several times. After the communists had gained control of the mainland in 1949, the Academia Sinica was re-established by the republican government in Taiwan. In the years of political instability that followed, development was slow.

Just a month after the founding of the People's Republic of China , its government in Beijing founded a new Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences) based on the Academia Sinica and gave up the previous name.

Research institutions

At the moment 24 research institutes and 7 research centers with ~ 850 permanent researchers, ~ 100 technicians, ~ 1000 postdocs and ~ 2000 students are united in the Academia Sinica.

Mathematical and Physical Research Section
  • Institute for Mathematics
  • Institute for Physics
  • Institute of Chemistry
  • Institute for Geosciences
  • Institute for Information Technology
  • Institute for Statistics
  • Institute for Atomic and Molecular Research
  • Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Center for Applied Research
  • Center for environmental research
  • Center for Innovation in Information Technology
Life Sciences Section
  • Institute for Plants and Microbiology
  • Institute for Cellular and Organic Biology
  • Institute of Biochemistry
  • Institute for Molecular Biology
  • Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Center for Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Center for Genome Research
  • Center for Biodiversity Research
Humanistic and Social Research Section
  • Institute for History and Philology
  • Institute for Ethnology
  • Institute for Modern History
  • Institute for Economics
  • Institute for European and American Research
  • Institute for Chinese Literature and Philosophy
  • Institute for the History of Taiwan
  • Institute for Sociology
  • Institute for Linguistics
  • Institute for Political Science
  • Institute for Law
  • Center for Human and Social Research

There are several outsourced facilities: the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Research and the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics are located on the grounds of the Taiwan National University in Taipei, the Center for Applied Research has a branch at the Chiao Tung National University . The establishment of a southern campus in Tainan is being planned.

President (term of office)

  • Cai Yuan Pei (1928–1940) - educator, ethnologist, minister
  • Chu Chia-Hua (1940–1957) - politician, Vice President of the Republic of China, 1949–1950
  • Hu Shi (1958–1962) - Chinese philosopher, philologist and politician
  • Wang Shih-Chieh (1962–1970) - Foreign Minister of the Republic of China, 1948
  • Chien Shih-Liang (1970-1983) - chemist
  • Ta-You Wu (1983-1994) - nuclear physicist
  • Yuan T. Lee (1994–2006) - Nobel Prize Winner Chemistry 1986
  • Chi-Huey Wong (2006–2016) - 2014 Wolf Prize Winner Chemistry
  • James C. Liao since 2016 - biochemist

Web links

Commons : Academia Sinica  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Website of the Academia Sinica (Chin.) ( Memento from October 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) accessed on December 25, 2014
  2. ^ The history of CAS based on the Academia Sinica . CAS. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  3. Introduction to ASIAA . Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Academia Sinica Plans to Establish Branch in Tainan . March 15, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Academia Sinica's Southern Branch to be Set up in Tainan . November 11, 2013. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  6. (Eng.) President dismissed , accessed June 7, 2016.
  7. (Eng.) James Liao appointed , accessed June 7, 2016.