International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Mrs Beáta Androsits Ideas Activities
  • Director, Hungarian Chemical Society
    Budapest, Hungary
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    Tel 36-1-2016883
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    Hungarian Chemical Society
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Hungarian Chemical Society is one of Hungary's oldest and continously existing professional organizations. It was found in 1907. The main objectives of the Hungarian Chemical Society have not changed since its foundation, with the primary aims of sustaining the professional community and serving the society with popularization of chemical sciences and dissemination of the significant achievements of chemistry.

The Hungarian Chemical Society would like to join to celebrate the International Year Of Chemistry 2011.

The main programs is as follows: The prelaunching conference was Women Chemist and Innovation in Visegrad Countries (20-22.10.2009, Keszthely, Hungary) occasion on the Year of Chemistry. The Chemistry Festival will be open in the Museum of Technology, Science and Transport on 21.01.2011.

The official opening of the Year of Chemistry will be 26th. January in Budapest.

1.Chemistry Congress-The Hungarian Chemical Society is to organise the Chemistry Congress 2011 on the occasion of the International Year of Chemistry. The event will be held in Sopron, Hungary, from 22 to 25 May 2011. The main objective of the Congress is to enable chemists, researchers, engineers, teachers and students to meet, present and discuss the latest issues in theirs fields.

2.4th European Conference on Chemistry of Life Sciences -The 4th European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences is organized by the Hungarian Chemical Society and EuCheMS Division of Chemistry for Life Sciences on the occasion of the International Year of Chemistry. The event will be held between August 31 and September 3 at the Eötvös University in Budapest.

3.Irinyi János National Chemistry Competition for Secondary School Students February – May 2011. The main goal of the competition is the search for talents and its development.

4.Poster exhibition tour about chemistry, Magical Chemistry Camp, and Drawing Competition for childrens during the year.

Of course we plan meny several other programs for the people to show the role of chemistry in everyday life.

Starting new website on 26.01.2011