The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) represents chemists and scientists from chemistry related fields in national and international organizations. The society supports the exchange of scientific and technical know-how and offers corresponding networking possibilities to the academic and industrial community. It has members in more than 50 countries and represents about 2700 individual and institutional members.
Key activities of the SCS include:
* Scientific meetings, congresses and courses to assist, inform and educate the community in all fields of pure and applied chemistry.
* Awards for outstanding contributions in a wide range of chemical fields.
* Representation of interests of Swiss scientists in national and international organizations.
* Publication of the scientific journal CHIMIA and the involvement in associated journals, e.g. HCA , Journal of ABD, PCCP and the journals ofChemPubSoc .
The SCS is a member of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS ), the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT ) and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW ). It is also connected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, IUPAC (with the Platform Chemistry of the SCNAT being the Swiss representative)