Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

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Template:No footnotes Template:Infobox university The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Template:Lang-cs, abbr. AV ?R) was established in 1992 by the Czech National Council as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The Academy is the leading non-university public research institution in the Czech Republic. It conducts both fundamental and strategic applied research.

It has three scientific divisions, namely the Division of Mathematics, Physics, and Earth Sciences, Division of Chemical and Life Sciences, and Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Academy currently manages a network of sixty research institutes and five supporting units staffed by a total of 6,400 employees, over one half of whom are university-trained researchers and Ph.D. scientists.

The Head Office of the Academy and forty research institutes are located in Prague, the remaining institutes being situated throughout the country.

Institutes of AS CR

Template:Expand section The official structure of the AS CR consists of three areas (sciences about inanimate nature, life sciences, and humanities), each with three sections. Each of these 9 sections contains from 4 up to 8 institutes. An institut splits further to departments, laboratories, or working teams, depending on the size and the topic of the institute.

The Area of the Sciences About Inanimate Nature

Section 1: Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics

  • Astronomical institute AS CR (Astronomický ústav), founded in 1954
  • Institute of Physics AS CR
  • Institute of Mathematics AS CR
  • Institute of Computer Science AS CR (ICS)
  • Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR
  • Institute of Information Theory and Automation AS CR (UTIA), founded in 1959

Section 2: Applied Phycics

  • Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR
  • Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR
  • Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR
  • Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR
  • Institute of Scientific Instruments AS CR
  • Institute of Thermomechanics AS CR
  • Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics AS CR

Section 3: Earth Sciences

  • Geophysical Institute AS CR
  • Institute of Geology of the AS CR
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics AS CR, established in 1964
  • Institute of Geonics AS CR
  • Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics AS CR

The Area of Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences

Section 4: Chemical Sciences

  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR
  • J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the AS CR (Ústav fyzikální chemie Jaroslava Heyrovského, named after Jaroslav Heyrovský; abbreviated: JHI respectively UFCH JH), established in 1972 – merger of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and the Institute of Polarography
  • Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals AS CR, founded in 1960
  • Institute of Analytical Chemistry AS CR
  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR

Section 5: Biological and Medical Sciences

  • Institute of Biophysics AS CR
  • Biotechnology Institute of the AS CR
  • Institute of Physiology AS CR
  • Institute of Microbiology AS CR
  • Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR
  • Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR
  • Institute of Molecular Genetics AS CR
  • Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics AS CR

Section 6: Biological and Ecological Sciences

  • Biology Centre of the AS CR
  • Institute of Botany AS CR
  • Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR
  • Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology of the AS CR

The Area of Humanities and Social Sciences

Section 7: Social Sciences and Economy

  • Economics Institute AS CR (EI) (departments: Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE), founded 1991)
  • Institute of Psychology AS CR
  • Institute of Sociology of the AS CR
  • Institute of State and Law AS CR

Section 8: History

  • Institute of Archaeology of the AS CR (Prague)
  • Institute of Archaeology of the AS CR (Brno)
  • Institute of History AS CR
  • Masaryk's Institute and Archives AS CR
  • Institute of Art History of the AS CR
  • Institute of Contemporary History AS CR

Section 9: Humanities and Philosophy

  • Institute of Ethnology AS CR
  • Institute of Philosophy AS CR
  • Oriental Institute AS CR
  • Institute of Slavonic Studies AS CR
  • Institute of Czech Literature AS CR
  • Institute of Czech Language of the AS CR, (Ústav pro jazyk ?eský), founded in 1946

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