The institute has been accredited for supervising and granting PhD degrees in inorganic chemistry and geochemistry,
The institute has also been accredited for supervising and granting master degrees in inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, geochemistry, and chemical engineering, presently enrolling 25 master students each year. The discipline of Inorganic Chemistry is composed of 4 research fields: salt and elemental chemistry, physical chemis try, materials chemistry, and separation technology; Analytical Chemistry covers 2 fields: inorganic analytical chemistry and instrumental analytical chemistry; Geochemistry covers 4 fields: environmental geochemistry, lacustrine sedimentology and environment, Quaternary environmental geochemistry, and remote sensing and geographical information; Chemical Engineering comprises process technology of inorganic salts and separation engineering. Regarding the disciplines of examinations, test papers for politics, English and mathematics (II) are prepared by national authorities; test papers for other disciplines, i.e., physical chemistry (A), comprehensive chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, advanced mathematics (B), general geology (A), geochemistry, physical geography, and principles of chemical engineering, are prepared by GUCAS.
The institute adopts of a postgraduate student program of unified enrollment, unified education and unified degree conferral, which features a combined system of organization, faculty, regulations, and education, built between GUCAS and CAS institutes. The program is using a two-stage education pattern, i.e., students will undergo concentrated learning of various courses in GUCAS for the first year and work on researches and papers in the following two years.
At present, 16 PhD and 38 master advisors are held by ISL, supervising around 110 students. The institute facilities an excellent learning environment of enjoyable research activities and internet access, providing comfortable accommodations and attractive allowances to students: postgraduate dormitories are predominantly double rooms; stipends of RMB1000 per month for the first year in GUCAS, and stipends and research assistantship totaling RMB1600 per month after returning to the institute are allowed to master students; stipends and research assistantship totaling RMB2800 per month are allowed to PhD students.
During 2002 to 2012, ISL has cultivated 300 postgraduates, including 218 masters and 82 PhDs. They are employed by research institutes, universities, joint ventures, large national corporations, governmental departments, as well as overseas organizations. The employment rate exceeds 90%.
See: Graduate Advisors.
Miss Qing YANG, Graduate Administrator