The AMSS is not only an influential research center, but a high level graduate education base. Its four institutes are among the first authorized to confer master’s degrees and doctorates, and were among the earliest post-doctoral stations.
The AMSS was the first batch of research institutions to recruit and train graduate students in China. Currently, AMSS is authorized to confer advanced degrees in six primary academic disciplines and thirteen secondary discipline. At present, The AMSS has the research and teaching team with the highest level in China. Among them, 15 are CAS Academicians, 1 is Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 are members of the Third World Academy of Sciences. and it has 705 graduate students including 305 masters and 400 Ph.D. candidates.
Since 1978, the AMSS (including the premerger four institutes) has produced nearly 4000 graduate students. Outstanding mathematicians have emerged, including CAS Academicians Prof. Ma Zhiming, Prof. Ding Weiyue, Prof. Li Banghe, Prof. Guo Lei, Prof. Xi Nanhua, Prof. Yuan Yaxiang, Prof. Huang Minqiang, and Prof. Zhang Weiping, Prof. Zhou Xiangyu, Prof. Chen Zhiming were elected as Academicians of CAS. Its distinguished scientists working abroad, including Prof. Fan Jianqing, Prof. Zhang Shouwu, Prof. E Weinan and Prof. Zhao Xiuli.