Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), the
largest comprehensive and multidisciplinary institution of geological sciences
in China, was founded in 1956
and reorganized in 1999.
Directly under the Ministry of Land and
Resources, the academy has 3,010 staff members, of whom 2,073 are specialists in
various fields, including 18 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 201 senior
researchers, and 739 associate senior researchers.
The academy mainly deals with studies of
basic geology, mineral geology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, environmental
geology, karst geology, rock and mineral analytical techniques, exploring
techniques and multipurpose utilization of mineral resources and is engaged in
research, development and field survey in the realm of exploration geophysics
and exploration geochemistry.
CAGS has conducted thousands of researches,
made a lot of significant scientific and technological achievements with high
social benefits, and won quite a few national-level and ministerial-level
The academy has been very active in
international exchanges and cooperation of geosciences. Since the 1980s, CAGS
has developed exchanges and conducted hundreds of cooperative projects with
research institutes, universities, and geological surveys of more than 40
countries and regions. It has established long-term cooperative relations with
many organizations of Australia,
Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK and USA, as well as many other