Introduction to Departments
Institute of General Research
Institute of General Research undertakes major comprehensive research projects of strategic and forward-looking significance assigned by the State Council of the CPC Central Committee and the Party Group of the Ministry of Science and Technology; formulates programs and annual plans for CASTED China Top Think Tank; conducts pre-research, design, subject selection and demonstration, as well as comprehensive integration of important achievements made by the think tank; carries out research on national science and technology development strategies and planning, etc.; and performs day-to-day operations of the National Consultation Research Center for Science and Technology Decision-Making.

Institute of Science and Technology Innovation Theory
Institute of Science and Technology Innovation Theory undertakes research on the significant Statements from Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of CPC, on science and technology innovation. In response to the important theoretical topics as well as the latest progress in the fields of science and technology innovation at home and abroad, the institute undertakes research on the characteristics, rules and development of science and technology innovation in China, based on its own science and technology innovation activities, in order to build a theoretical system of science and technology innovation for China.

Institute of Innovation and Development
The institute’s mission is to conduct research on strategic issues of science, technology, innovation and development. Based on that research, we want to provide innovative, practical policy recommendations.
Major research areas are as follows:
●Industrial innovation Strategy and Planning
●Innovation policy and management
●Science, technology and social development
●Science and technology for ecological civilization and green development

Institute of Regional Science and Technology Development
In response to major science and technology agendas related to regional development strategies, urban-rural integration, rural revitalization, development of key regions and counties, Institute of Regional Science and Technology Development undertakes research on major topics such as regional innovation strategies and planning, innovative industrial clusters, development strategies for high-tech industrial parks, innovative provinces (cities), regional innovation centers, and science and technology support for new urbanization and rural revitalization.

Institute of Frontier Science and Emerging Technology
Institute of Frontier Science and Technology Development undertakes comprehensive and strategic research on new Scientific and Technological revolution, technological trends, international comparisons, development route and supporting policies, with a focus on foundamental research, frontier technologies, kernel technologies, disruptive technologies, advanced and applicable technologies and other forward-looking topics that impact national development.

Institute of Science and Technology Governance and Tatent
Undertake the studies on major strategic issues, to meet the requirement of innovation-driven development on governance capacity such as S&T innovation management, S&T system reform, national innovation system construction, S&T talents, S&T investment, S&T finance, S&T safety, S&T law, public research institutions, and enterprise technology innovation etc.

Institute of Science and Technology Foresight and Statistics
Institute of Science and Technology Foresight and Statistics undertakes research on S&T needs of medium and long-term economic and social development, the development dynamics of S&T, and the selection of key technology focus areas; carries out studies on theories, methods and applications of S&T statistics, innovation surveys and S&T indicators; and conducts monitoring, analysis and evaluation of S&T activities nationwide. Representative reports include China’s Report of Technology Foresight which reflects the future development of S&T, China Science and Technology Indicators which reflects the characteristics and trends of China’s S&T activities biennially, National Innovation Index Report which evaluates the innovation capacity of countries annually, etc.

Institute of International Scientific and Technological Relations
Targeting at changes in global geopolitics and rules of economic trade, changes in the global science and technology landscape, and the science and technology relations of China with major countries and regions, Institute of International Scientific and Technological Relations undertakes research on the overall environment, development trends, development strategies, key areas of cooperation, key policy measures, and approaches of international science and technology cooperation.

Institute of Intelligent Science and Technology Innovation Policy(ISTIP)
Institute of Intelligent Science and Technology Innovation Policy(ISTIP)is devoted to build public research infrastructure and explore new methodology,thus providing informative and intelligent support for Think-tank research in all aspects.

Office of General Management and Supervision
Office of General Management and Supervision coordinates the administrative work of CASTED, including general management of administrative affairs, finance, confidentiality, documents and archives, assets, logistics, workplace safety, property, etc.; inspects and supervises the implementation of important instructions from the superior leadership; takes charge of news and publicity, network security, information technology infrastructure, and publication of magazines and internal journals such as Forum on Science and Technology in China; and studies and formulates rules and regulations to improve internal management. Data Services and Publicity Center is set up under its administration.

Office of CPC CASTED Committee and Human Resources
Revolving around the core work of CPC CASTED, Office of CPC CASTED Committee and Human Resources promotes the policy of implementing all-round and strict Party governance and building an honest environment within the Party, improves the grass-roots Party organization, and conducts internal supervision of the Party; undertakes routine work of personnel management and supervision on officials in accordance with the administration authority of Party officials; carries out human resources planning and management and builds talent pools for CASTED China Top Think Tank; coordinates the work of associations of trade unions, youths, women, etc.; and takes charge of the service for and management of retired officials and the entrusted management of associations under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Office for Think Tank Operation and Research Management
Office for Think Tank Operation and Research Management is responsible for CASTED’s development as one of China Top Think Tanks, management of research and academic work and foreign affairs; promotes domestic and international research cooperation and academic exchanges as well as the establishment of research platforms; manages the UNESCO category 2 center and postdoctoral station; operates the secretariat of the Academic Committee of Pujiang Innovation Forum. Under this Office are the Secretariat UNESCO Category 2 Center CISTRAT and the Postdoctoral Management Office.

Journals and Associations
Forum on Science and Technology in China, Science and Technology of China, China Federation of Scientific and Technological Institutes, China Society for Science and Technology Indicators and China Society for Technology Finance