Data Brief

China’s State Key Laboratory System

A View into China’s Innovation System

Emily S. Weinstein

Channing Lee

Ryan Fedasiuk

Anna Puglisi

June 2022

China’s State Key Laboratory system drives innovation in science and technology. These labs conduct cutting-edge basic and applied research, attract and train domestic and foreign talent, and conduct academic exchanges with foreign counterparts. This report assesses trends in the research priorities, management structures, and talent recruitment efforts of nearly five hundred Chinese State Key Labs. The accompanying data visualization maps their geographical locations and host institutions.

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