The board is elected by the members of the GDCh in a secret ballot. His term of office is four years. It consists of 15 members, seven of which belong to the scientific sector (university, research institutions and authorities) and seven to the sector of business and the liberal professions. The 15th member is delegated by the chairmen of the specialist groups and sections for a period of two years. The board elects the presidium from among its ranks, which includes the president, two deputy presidents and the treasurer.
Specific tasks within the GDCh are performed by specially established commissions and boards of trustees. In most cases, these bodies advise and assist the board of directors. The court of honor (which is a statutory body of the GDCh) makes its decisions autonomously.
The members of the commissions and boards of trustees are appointed by the board of directors, the court of honor is appointed by the general assembly.
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The GDCh participates in discussions and activities on a national and international level in a variety of ways. more
The GDCh awards high-level prizes and awards to all ages and career levels in various fields of chemistry and related sciences. more
The GDCh manages a number of dependent foundations on a fiduciary basis. The purpose of these foundations is to award prizes, sponsorship awards and grants. more
The German Chemical Society , together with international partner organizations, has set up a series of name lectures, which are given as a special honor to eminent scientists in the respective country. The aim of the name lectures is to intensify the scientific relationships between the countries. more
With the "Historic Sites of Chemistry" program, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) honors achievements of historical importance in chemistry. The places of work of participating scientists will be honored as places of remembrance in a ceremonial act. more
Every two years the GDCh organizes the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) at different locations in Germany. International scientists of high standing are invited to give lectures at this most important German chemistry congress. The GDCh also regularly awards some of its most prestigious prizes and awards as part of the WiFo. more
In 2017 the GDCh celebrated the 150th anniversary of its predecessor organization, the German Chemical Society, which was founded in Berlin in 1867. You can find everything about the anniversary year on a special page.
The GDCh websites are very extensive - you can get lost there. So that you can quickly find what you are looking for, we have summarized our offers here thematically. more
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