The Academy is the leading non-university public research institution in the Czech Republic. It conducts both fundamental and strategic applied research.
It has three scientific divisions, namely the Division of Mathematics, Physics, and Earth Sciences, Division of Chemical and Life Sciences, and Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Academy currently manages a network of sixty research institutes and five supporting units staffed by a total of 6,400 employees, over one half of whom are university-trained researchers and Ph.D. scientists.
The Head Office of the Academy and forty research institutes are located in Prague, the remaining institutes being situated throughout the country.