Shanghai Institute for Advanced Studies of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute for Advanced Studies") is a scientific research institution jointly established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. Located in the Shanghai Pudong Science Park of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the core area of Zhangjiang), the Institute was officially established in November 2012.
In March 2017, CAS and Shanghai City signed a supplementary agreement to deepen cooperation on building a science and technology innovation center with global influence. The protein facilities and Shanghai Light Source were transferred to the Institute to support the construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center. The transfer team includes the most integrated and comprehensive strength of large advanced light source device R&D and engineering construction team in China.
Centering on the construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center with global influence and Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Science Center, the Institute actively pursues reform, innovation and development, promotes the reform and development of the Institute, further summarizes the direction of scientific research, optimizes the layout of scientific research, establishes the new development concept, direction and goal of the Institute, and pragmatically promotes the implementation of various work. At present, with the development, construction and operation of large scientific equipment for advanced light source as the core, the Institute carries out original innovation research and key core technology R&D in the fields of accelerator science, photonics science, energy science and information science, supports frontier scientific research, and provides core technology and integrated technology solutions for strategic emerging industries.
Facing the new situation, the Institute will closely follow the national innovation-driven development strategy, deeply implement the "Four Pioneers" action program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, actively participate in the construction of the Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Science Center, constantly upgrade the level of scientific and technological innovation, according to the requirements of the "four aspects", focus on key areas, and give full play to the supporting role of the national strategic scientific and technological force in the high-quality development of the national economy.