To conduct research in particle physics and particle astrophysics, in order to better understand matter and the Universe;
To construct and further develop large, multidisciplinary experiment platforms which are highly accessible to external users and provide strong support for science and technology programs and for China's economic and social development;
To carry out frontier interdisciplinary research which is well matched to and fully utilizes our major scientific facilities and strengths in nuclear technology;
To promote technology transfer and high-tech industrialization, where applicable; and
To produce highly capable scientists, train skilled technical personnel, and engage the public in the understanding of science.