Located at the core area of Zhangjiang Science City, Pudong Shanghai, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as "SARI") is a young, multidisciplinary and comprehensive research and educational institution jointly established by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Shanghai Municipal Government in 2012. 

SARI-CAS focuses on the development, construction and operation of large scale scientific facilities of advanced light source, and conducts innovative research and core technology R&D in the fields of accelerator science, photon science, energy science and information science, in an effort to support cutting-edge scientific research and provide core technologies and integrated technology solutions.

As the supporting institution of Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) and National Facility for Protein Science Shanghai (NFPSS), SARI is responsible for the operation of above-mentioned major scientific facilities, and undertakes the construction of SSRF (II), Shanghai Soft X-ray Free Electron Laser (SXFEL), Shanghai High Repetition Rate XFEL and Extreme Light Facility (SHINE), etc.

The energy sector focuses on key scientific and technological issues of low carbon/zero carbon energy transformation to provide core technologies and solutions for high-end upgrading of the energy and chemical industry. In the field of information science, research has been carried out on smart cities and integrated networks, with a bunch of original achievements made in integrated circuits, artificial intelligence, big data, 5G communications, industrial Internet of Things, etc.