On November 18, China’s top two academic institutions, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), announced the enrollment of 149 new members, including 45 foreign experts.
Membership of the CAS and CAE is China’s highest academic title in science and engineering, respectively, and is a lifelong honor. New members are selected every two years.
The CAS welcomed 65 new academicians, including five female scientists. Among them are 25 foreigners from 11 countries. The experts are engaged in fields including mathematical physics, chemistry, life sciences and medicine, earth science, IT science and technoscience.
The average age of the newly elected CAS academicians is 57.4, with the youngest aged 45 and the eldest aged 68. Notably, 76.9 percent of them are under 60 years old.