The School of Adult Education (SAE) was founded in 1984 with the approval of the State Education Commission. Over the past ten years, some 5,000 students have graduated from this school. The SAE is an adult education organization strives to make full use of the great potentiality of the faculties, laboratories and the scientific instruments of the university. By now, over 200 faculty members are carrying on the responsibilities of giving lectures to and supervising thesis for the students. In 1995, the school has a student enrollment of over 4,000, most from Anhui Province where the university is located. They are studying in its various full-time, part-time and evening class programs. Besides, the school offers courses through correspondence to students all over China who are difficult to come and attend the classes. Now it provides eight undergraduate programs, namely, Computer and applications, Computer software, Electro-mechanic engineering, Electronic engineering, Applied chemistry, Science and technology information, National economy management, and English. Twenty-six special programs are offered here, including Applied electronic technology, Computer and applications, Electronic technology and computer applications, Radio-technology, Electro-mechanic engineering, Applied chemistry, Chemical engineering, Biological engineering, Geophysics, Construction mechanics, Explosion mechanics, Safety engineering, Experimental technology, Economic management, Management. Of standards and meteorology, finance management, economic management in tourism, material management, property management, international trade, foreign trade economics, science and technology information, accounting and finance, public relations and editing, marketing, and economic laws.
The School of Business was founded in 1995 based on three departments, namely, the Departments of Statistics and Finance, Business Administration, and Information Management. The major teaching and research areas cover finance, international trade, insurance policy, actuarial science, economic statistics, accounting, technology management, management sciences, decision science, and management information systems. There are nine professors and twelve associate professors in a teaching body of seventy-five staff. Its present enrollment contains 600 undergraduates and 50 graduates. The school provides education programs for Ph.D degree in statistics, M.S. degree in Management science and B.A. degrees in National economy management, Management sciences, Applied statistics, S&T information, and Editology. The School of Business actively develops academic cooperation with Chinese and foreign universities and institutions. Top its present list of cooperating universities, are the University of Sydney, the Institute of Innovation Creation and Capital, the University of Texas at Austin, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and the Science and Technology Institute of Taiwan Jiaotong University.
The School of High Technology was formed in 1989, responding to the swift development of the world high and new technology. The major endeavor of this school is to promote basic and applied research in various fields. It is an important task of the school to coordinate in providing teaching programs, to organize joint research projects, to encourage interdisciplinary application researches, and to form links with enterprises and government institutions.
By now, there are nine departments and laboratories in broad fields of information technology. They are the Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Sciences, Department of Precision Machinery and Instrumentation , Department of Automation, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Thermo-science and Energy Engineering, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Department of Electronic Technology, Computer Center, and the Information Processing Center. In its general frame, there are advanced research facilities like the State Key Laboratory for Fire Science, the Laboratory of Radiation High Polymer Material, the Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry, the Laboratory of MM Wave Technology and Optical Fiber Sensor, the Laboratory of Advanced Communication Technology, the Institute of High Precision Technology, the Laboratory of Knowledge Engineering, and the Laboratory of Advanced Industrial Process-control .
The USTC School of Management was established in 1988 at Huairou, a beautiful scenery site, in the outskirts of Beijing. Its branch is located in Zhongguancun, the science city in northwest Beijing city.
The School takes as its major undertaking to train administrators and managers of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The school’s regular degree programs include Administration, Scientific research administration, Enterprise management, Economic management, and Information management. Its faculty consist of full-time professors and part-time professors invited from CAS research institutes and successful high-tech enterprises. Noticeable research achievements have been obtained by staff in areas as cybernetics, information processing, computer applications and management sciences.
At present, the school contains three departments, namely, the departments of economic management, administration and computer application. Teaching programs under operation cover finance and accounting, corporation management, international finance and trade, accounting and statistics, public relations, marketing, computer applications, computer accounting, business English and hotel management.
The School of Sciences is a collective body of research and education. For the time being, it has 5 CAS members, 64 full-time Ph.D advisors, and over 30 part-time advisors. It has the right to confer doctoral degrees in 19 areas. At present it has enrolled 189 Ph.D. candidates and 663 students for masters of science degrees.
The School of Sciences consists of nine departments and two research centers, namely: the Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Chemical Physics, Department of Modern Physics, Department of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Department of Biology, Department of Applied Chemistry, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Department of Fundamental Physics, and the Open Laboratory of Structure Analysis. Under it, there are 11 research centers, including the Center of Nonlinear Sciences, the Advanced Research Center of the Third World Academy, the Research Center of Petrol and Natural Gas, the Center of Astrophysics, the Research Center of Micro-structures, the Institute of Mathematics, the Institute of Superconductor, the Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Institute of Mechanics and Applied Mechanical Engineering, the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Inorganic Membrane. (See individual introductions of the departments and institutes. )