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Deadlines are set!
IUPAC supports various initiatives that solicit your involvement. These include awards, grants, and more ...

- IUPAC Awards in Analytical Chemistry - DEADLINE 31 Jan
- IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists - DEADLINE 15 Feb
- IUPAC Elections for the 2024–2025 Term - DEADLINE 15 Feb
- The Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry - DEADLINE 31 Mar
- IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award for Advancements in Green Chemistry - DEADLINE 30 Apr


Connecting Chemical Worlds

The 2023 IUPAC Congress will be organized in the beautiful city The Hague by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

Join us for IUPAC | CHAINS2023 in August 2023.

in Chemistry International

Jan-Mar 2023 issue
In the current issue ...
- Secretary General’s Column
- Plastic post-Nairobi needs IUPAC involvement
- NFDI4Chem—A Research Data Network for International Chemistry
- WorldFAIR Chemistry: Making IUPAC Assets FAIR
- Conformity Assessment of a Substance or Material

& News, imPACt, Projects, and more ...

Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022) has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly and IUPAC is taking part in the celebrations!
This Year will be officially inaugurated with an opening conference 8 July 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and will run for a year of events and activities will be organized around the world until 30 June 2023.

IUPAC Top Ten Emerging Technologies

The 2022 finalists are ...
Fibre batteries
Film-based fluorescent sensors
Liquid solar fuel synthesis
Nanoparticle mega libraries
Rational vaccines with SNA
Sodium-ion batteries
Textile displays
VR-enable interactive modeling


Transforming Education

Connect Chemistry to Sustainability
That’s one major goal of the IUPAC Project on Systems Thinking in Chemistry for Sustainability: Toward 2030 and Beyond (STCS2030+). Among other outcomes the IUPAC project will help to feature the role of chemistry and chemistry education in meeting goals of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD).

On 8 July 2022, and to coincide with the launch of IYBSSD, the project team announced the release of new interactive tool for global dissemination based on the Planetary Boundaries framework to help chemists and educators better understand Earth system sustainability challenges and to connect chemistry to sustainability using systems thinking.

Diversity and Inclusion

Chemistry is all about diversity: each new bond, each additional group makes the whole richer and stronger. IUPAC recognizes that to fulfill its vision, it must strongly commit to embracing and promoting transparency, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities for all.

Advancing the Worldwide Role of Chemistry

IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a fundamental science and mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences.

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Upcoming Events

Breaking Barriers in Science (GWB2023)

Registration is now open for GWB2023, happening on 14 February 2023. Mark your calendar and start planning today .... check out details and resources Check out SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for GWB2023.

What is a Chemical? Innovation in Chemical descriptions

The IUPAC WorldFAIR Chemistry project is pleased to invite you to attend the fourth webinar of our series titled “What is a Chemical? : Innovation in Chemical descriptions. We are focusing on innovations and creative approaches to chemical description, particularly those that address chemicals in complex systems: such as reactions, multiple-component systems/mixtures, complexes, composites, formulations, […]

15th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection Chemistry

Postponed from 10-13 Jan 2023 to 14-17 March 2023 Futuristic Approaches towards Seed to Market Strategies Since the first Congress held at Vienna in 1967, crop protection experts have been sharing their views and solutions on emerging issues in agriculture of global significance. However, the lack of understanding among various communities about crop protection chemicals […]