Czech Academy of SciencesThe Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) was established by as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. It is set up as a complex of 54 public research institution. The Academy employs over 8,000 employees, more than a half of whom are researchers with university degrees.
The primary mission of the CAS and its institutes is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. This research, whether highly specialised or interdisciplinary in nature, aims to advance developments in scientific knowledge at the international level, while also taking into account the specific needs of both the Czech society and the national culture. Researchers of the Academy institutes also participate in education, particularly through doctoral study programmes for young researchers and by teaching at universities as well. The Academy also fosters collaboration with applied research and industry. The integration of the Czech science into the international context is being promoted by means of numerous joint international research projects and through the exchange of scientists with counterpart institutions abroad. President of the CAS is prof. Eva Zažímalová.