To conduct research in particle physics and particle astrophysics in order to understand our matter world and the Universe;
To construct and further develop large, multidisciplinary, experimental platforms which are highly accessible to society and will provide strong support for science and technology programs and for China's economic and social development;
To carry out frontier interdisciplinary researches which are distinctively well matched to and that will fully utilize our major scientific facilities and advantage in nuclear technology;
To promote technology transfers and high-tech industrialization, where applicable;and
To produce highly capable scientists, to train skilled technological personnel, and to engage public in understanding science and in pursuing scientific research.