Network & Structures


Divisions and working groups form the main intersections within the GDCh scientific network. Through conferences, courses and publications, they promote the exchange of ideas and experience among the more narrowly defined specialist fields. The divisions and working groups cover almost every field in chemistry and stand for competence, solid scientific knowledge and strict neutrality.

Aside from these groupings of persons in the scientific disciplines, GDCh members organize to work together on socially relevant and professional matters in the Arbeitskreis Chancengleichheit in der Chemie (AKCC, Working Group for Equal Opportunity in Chemistry), the Seniorexperten Chemie (SEC, Senior Expert Chemists) and the Vereinigung für Chemie und Wirtschaft (VCW, Association for Chemistry and Industry). The main events for all divisions are their annual conferences and other convocations.


Local sections

GDCh's 60 local sections ensure the organization's across-the-board presence wherever chemical research and production take place.

The main work of the local sections is to arrange scientific colloquia, though they also organize lectures on the popular science level and see that chemistry takes its place among regional activities. The chairs of the local sections also serve as contact persons for journalists, teachers and pupils on any issue touching on chemistry.


Young Chemists Forum

The Young Chemists Forum (JungChemikerForum, JCF) is the youth organization of the German Chemical Society. It represents almost 10,000 young chemists – most of them students or young professionals – within the GDCh. JCF members undertake important work for the advancement of chemistry in their 54 regional forums across Germany. They are actively participating in the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN).


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