The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) constitutes of 54 public research institutions with over 8,000 employees. Its primary mission is to conduct basic research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. This research, whether highly specialized 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 national culture.
The Academy also participates in education, particularly through doctoral study programs for young researchers and university levels. The Academy also fosters collaboration with applied research and industry. The integration of 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.