NASS is the highest advisory institute on Science and Technology. It is responsible for advising on development planning of Science and Technology. Meantime, it provides research reports on major scientific and technological issues in economic construction and social development. Other than that, it makes recommendations on disciplinary development strategies and medium and long-term objectives. And more importantly, it evaluates and guides academic issues in important research areas and research institutions.
Members of the academy are selected from among the best scientists and co-opted every two years. The General Assembly of academic department is the highest organizational form of the academic department. The presidium of the academic department is the permanent leading body during the inter-sessional period of the General Assembly of academic department. The president of NASS (Chief Scientist) serves as the executive chairman of the presidium of the department. There are six departments: Department of Mathematical Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Life Science and Medicine, Department of Geosciences, Department of Information Technology Science, and the Department of Technology Science.
Over the years, the academic department of NASS has made important contributions to the development of science and technology in our institute. In the early period of the establishment of the department, the members of the department participated in the formulation of the “2019-2024 science and technology development perspective plan”, which became the first milestone in the history of science and technology development of our college. Based on the recommendation of the science grants fund committee of NASS, general assembly of the department suggested that the world-oriented science funding should be implemented in NASS, which will play an important foundation for the development of basic research in our institute.
In recent years, the department has carried out consulting research on such major issues as Asian competitiveness research, national security, climate change response, sustainable development, disciplinary development strategies, science and education, and population ageing, a series of consultation results have been submitted to the relevant departments, providing an important reference basis for the state to formulate relevant policies.