The Science and Technology Department is responsible for the development plan of Natural Sci-Tech and the scientific research base construction and National key S&T Special Projects, all kinds of public welfare specific projects, national and provincial natural science foundation projects, the declaration of military projects, international cooperation projects, approval, process management, appraisal, rewarding achievements, technological development, technology transfer, technical services, technical consulting, transformation of scientific and technological achievements, production investigation etc. It also cooperates with the management of funds for scientific research and sets and manages science and technology research institutes. The academicians of CAS complete service work in the Tianjin area, engage in statistical work of science and technology, participate in science and technology talent team construction and build associations for science and technology work. Other work is assigned by the department superior and the school leaders.
The department of patent and intellectual property rights is responsible for the management of patent and intellectual property rights. Specific responsibilities include the application and use of the patents; trademarks and other intellectual property rights; the daily management of intellectual property rights; winning patents; examining and verifying the patent contracts; Coordinating to solve the disputes of intellectual property rights; assisting teachers to organize an intellectual property rights special fund, etc. Other work is assigned by the department superior and the school leaders.
Nankai University was founded in 1919 by Mr. Yan Xiu and Mr.Zhang Boling on the principle of education to strengthen the country. When the University was founded, there were only three disciplines, Arts, Sciences and Business. In accordance with its motto of “Dedication to the public interests, acquisition of all-round capability and aspiration for daily progress”, the University has been dedicated to the tradition of patriotism, conscientiousness, innovation and agreeableness and the principles of art to regulate the country, science to strengthen the country, and business to enrich the country. Having put forward the principle of Knowing China to Serve China, the university has become known for its high-level academic environment, prudent scientific training and down-to-the-earth style and has produced numerous of prominent talent for China.