The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese: 中国科学院大学), founded in 1978, was the first graduate school in China with the approval of the State Council. It was under the name of Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China. Backed by more than one hundred institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), which are located at more than 20 cities all over the country, UCAS is headquartered inBeijing, with graduate education bases in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Lanzhou. From UCAS, graduated China's first doctoral student in science, first doctoral student in engineering, first female doctoral student and first student with double doctoral degrees in China. On the 20th anniversary of UCAS in 1998, President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China wrote this inscription for the School: "Revitalizing China through science and education, and emphasizing the cultivation and nurturing of talented people." By 2002, more than 20,000 Ph.D. students and 40,000 Master students have graduated from UCAS. It is arguably the best graduate school in China.
International Conference Center, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences