On Sept.12th, 2006, 11,349 graduate students attended the opening ceremony 2006 at Yuquan campus of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Deng Yong, Chairman of University Council hosted the opening ceremony, and Dr. Bai Chunli, President of GUCAS participated in it with other faculty.
At present, over 33,000 graduate students are studying in GUCAS, among of them over half are PhD candidates. GUCAS has become the biggest training base of graduate education in Asia. From 1999 to 2006, a total numbers of 786 of annual first-rank 100 PhD dissertations have been nationally selected authorized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic China including 126 from the CAS’ institutes, also the figure from GUCAS records to 19 in 2006.