International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Kari Savolainen Ideas Activities
  • Director, Communications, Europe, Kemira Oyj
    Helsinki, Finland
  • Email
    Tel +358500701729
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    Kemira Oyj
  • 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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Our company, Kemira Oyj, is one of the main partners here in Finland supporting the International Year of Chemistry. We have worked decades among young people to promote natural sciencies in order to encourage them to choose chemistry as their career (all ready at school). The IYC will give us extra boost to our long term work in this area and all in all it will give us opportunity to discuss with great public how chemistry will raise the level of well fare and how we can utilize more efficiently all those limited raw materials in different industries; like water, energy, renewable raw materials, bio raw materials etc.