The Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is one of the first key institutes authorized to confer doctoral and master's degrees in China. IMR is engaged mainly in research and development of high performance metallic materials, new types of inorganic nonmetallic materials and advanced composite materials, covering the structures, properties, performances, corrosion and protection as well as the relationship with each other. It also pays equal attention to materials engineering such as synthesis, fabrication, and application. The mission of IMR is to play a key role in being the pioneer of material science, especially in the field of nano-materials, metallic functioning materials.
In 2015, IMR and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have cooperated together and founded School of materials science and technology at IMR. IMR is a high-level institute and well equipped with advanced scientific research facilities, an excellent working environment, and adequate research funds. In addition, it has a strong instructional team for Ph.D. and MS students, which is supported by about 200 tutors, including 7 Academicians from both CAS and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
IMR has made a wide variety of academic exchanges with universities, institutions, companies, and entrepreneurs from more than 30 countries and regions. It is currently doing world-wide joint research programs and co-operations in some pioneer fields under the bilateral agreement with universities and research institutes from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, Japan, and Italy. It is worth mentioning that there are 13 research scientists holding different kinds of posts in international academic organizations and associations. Now, IMR is attractive for international graduate students who have a chance to apply for scholarships offered by the Institute or other related scholarships offered by USTC.
As for the study and work environment, IMR is a beautiful and quiet campus--full of trees and trimmed grassland. It is a favorable place for students to study and do research. In addition, the living conditions and working facilities are very pleasant, too.