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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Contact Detail

Professor João Rodrigues Ideas Activities
  • Scientific Coordinator, University of Madeira
    Madeira, Portugal
  • Email
    Tel +351291705100
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Madeira
    Madeira Chemistry Research Chemistry - Centro de Química da Madeira
  • 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
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Centro de Química da Madeira (CQM) is a research unit located in the newest Portuguese University - Universidade da Madeira (UMa), Madeira Island, Portugal.

CQM’s research team at the end of 2008 was composed by 11 permanent Ph D members (9 from the Dep. of Chemistry and the Dep. of Health Sciences and 2 from R&D governmental Labs), 4 post-docs fellows, 18 registered co-workers (2 Ph Ds, 9 Ph D Students, 3 Master Students and 4 other graduate researchers) and one administrative staff member.

CQM’s main objective is to establish, in Madeira Island, a research unit with national and international recognition, able to enliven the R&D activities in Chemistry and Biochemistry and related scientific areas all over Madeira archipelago, as well as contributing for the national scientific production.

Furthermore, it is our aim to contribute for the post-graduate formation at the University of Madeira, as well as for promoting scientific culture among the general population (especially the young generations).

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