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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Els Grieten Ideas Activities
  • Coordinator lifelong learning, Universiteit Antwerpen
    Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Universiteit Antwerpen
    Kekulé Lecture Cycle - Board
  • 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 University of Antwerp aims to stimulate people’s interest in and appreciation for science, among which chemistry, by making it more accesible. Our activities are targeted towards the general public, youth (with a focus on older teenagers) and non-profit organisations. Teachers play a key role in the stimulation and development of young people’s interest in science.

One of our activities is the biannual Kekulé lecture cycle, which focuses on the importance of science (i.e. chemistry) for society. The University of Antwerp organises this cycle in co-operation with KVCV (The Royal Flemish Society of Chemistry).