With the support of the Central Government, CAS was the first
To restore the graduate student system;
To set the "open, mobile, and cooperative policy" and set up open labs;
To restore academic committee system;
To employ the research funds and a contract system in basic research and set up a science foundation open to the whole country, which led to the establishment of the National Natural Science Foundation of China;
To practice the system of management responsibility on institute directors;
To restore international exchanges and cooperation, including academic visits, conferences, overseas training and study in USA and European countries;
To set up joint labs with foreign counterparts.