UCAS is a university which emphasizes graduate education. Supported by various institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), UCAS integrates science and education, cultivating talented, highly qualified students with from all backgrounds. UCAS has conferred masters and doctoral degrees on 129,397 graduate students. It has expanded and improved the "two-phase" cultivation mode in which core course teaching is centralized in the Beijing campuses, and scientific research is primarily done at the various CAS institutes. This education system has enabled UCAS to be the platform for training students and the CAS institutes as the locations for practical research. At present, there are about 45,700 graduate students at UCAS, among whom 50% are doctoral students.