Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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The functions of the Academic Divisions

To organize Members, as commissioned by the State or suggested by Members themselves, to provide advice on major issues of science and technology in national economic construction and social development, on the development programs of science and technology and on the strategies of various disciplines and major decision-making in science and technology, and to promote the formulation and implementation of policies and measures for science and technology;
To organize Members, as commissioned by the authorities concerned, to provide appraisals and guidance on academic issues in major research fields, research planning and research institutions;
To organize the election of Members;
To conduct academic exchanges and cooperation with academic institutions both at home and abroad, and promote the development, improvement and popularization of science and technology;
To appraise and discuss work reports of the Standing Committee and review the performance of its functions and tasks at the plenary sessions of an Academic Division.