The Institute of Science and Technology Research is an integrated management and service organ in charge of the work relating to science and technology. Its major duties are:
To make overall as well as specific plans for the science and technology development of the university; to formulate and perfect scientific research and management policies; to collect, manage and distribute various scientific and technological information; to gather statistics and analyze research results; to organize award declaration; to manage the intellectual property of the university; to manage the science and technology files of the university; to coordinate and contact with the outside concerning the university's scientific work.
To organize and build research teams; to manage and construct various types of scientific research institutions and key bases; to enhance the improvement of research capacity of the university; and to promote sustainable development of the university’s scientific work.
To organize declaration and implement major national science and technology projects, the 863 program (China's State High-Tech Development Plan) and the 973 program (National Basic Research Program of China), Technology Support Program, industrialization projects and other national projects, grants-supported projects, military projects and other expandable and further explorable projects.
To promote the application of scientific research achievements and the cooperation among the government, enterprises, universities and research institutes; to highlight the role of the university in serving local development.