Academia Sinica was founded by the Republic of China Nationalist government in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in sciences and humanities. After the Chinese Civil War, Academia Sinica was re-established in Taipei in 1949.
Academia Sinica enjoys autonomy in formulating its own research objectives. In addition to academic research on various subjects in the sciences and humanities, Academia Sinica's major tasks also include providing guidelines, channels of coordination, and incentives with a view to raising academic standards.
Academia Sinica covers three major academic divisions
- Mathematics and physical sciences
- Life sciences
- Humanities and social sciences