Opinions and position papers

Opinions and position papers

The GDCh takes a position on many chemistry-related topics from education, research and science policy. Here you will find a compilation of the relevant statements and position papers, which are available for download as PDF files. You can find our scientific and popular scientific publications under Publications

Recommendations of the GDCh study commission for the Bachelor's degree in chemistry at universities
(August 2021)

Education, research and innovation policy position paper of the chemical organizations
Joint position paper of the GDCh with seven other chemical organizations (March 2021)

Covid-19 and the role of aerosol particles
Opinion of the Joint Working Committee on Fine Dusts (AAF) of DECHEMA / ProcessNet, GDCh and KRdL (December 2020)

Recommendations from the chemical companies for new tender content to promote materials research, published by GDCh, Dechema and VCI (November 2020)
See also the joint position paper by GDCh, Dechema and VCI " Strengthening Germany through material innovations " from June 2018, at the bottom of this page.

Joint position paper of the mathematical and scientific societies on the COVID-19 pandemic, published by DVGeo, DMV, DPG, GDCh and VBIO (May 2020)

Open letter from the GDCh Division of Senior Expert Chemists to the European Commission (Discussion of more advanced nonselective herbicide technologies in Europe) (June 2020)

Scientific societies on climate change: "Listen to science!" (January 2020)
Four large mathematical and natural science societies in Germany are calling for politicians and businesses to take vigorous measures against climate change. They refer to the available scientific knowledge, which requires more decisive action.

Cross-association position paper on the upper level in the nine-year high school (April 2019)

White paper on digitization in catalysis research by the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS), published by DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, GDCh and VDI (March 2019)

Statement by the German Chemical Society on "Plan S" (framework for the transition to Open Access) (December 2018)
Statement of the German Chemical Society on "Plan S"

Opinion of the GDCh Division "chemical education" on structural requirements for experimental lessons in schools (2018)

Polymer Research in Germany, Position Paper of the GDCh Division of Macromolecular Chemistry (July 2018)

Joint position paper of the GDCh, DECHEMA and the Verband der Chemischen Industrie eV "Strengthening Germany through material innovations" (June 2018)

Teaching profile Catalysis / Key Topic Collection for Catalysis Teaching of the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS), published by DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, GDCh and VDI (March 2018)

Position paper of the GDCh Division of Nuclear Chemistry "Research & Perspectives", 2nd revised edition (January 2018)

Discussion results and recommendations from the closed conference "Strengthening chemistry lessons in school classes 5 and 6" (June 2017)

Recommendations of the GDCh Study Commission for the Bachelor's degree in chemistry at universities (April 2015)

Position paper "Energy storage - the contribution of chemistry", published by DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, DPG, GDCh, VCI and VDI (January 2015) "; the study " Energy storage as an element of a secure energy supply "was carried out in chemistry, engineering, technology, Edition 1/2/2015 published.
Position Paper "Energy Storage Systems - The Contribution of Chemistry" (May 2016)

Joint statement of the mathematical and natural science societies on university funding (January 2015)

Strategy paper of the Fine Dust Working Committee of ProcessNet, KRdL and GDCh (English), (Strategy paper fine particles 2014) (November 2014)

Statement on the further development of the CHE ranking (December 2013)

Discussion paper "The GDCh on the coalition agreement" (December 12, 2013)

GDCh position paper "On the future of scientific publishing" (December 2013)
GDCh Position Paper "On the Future of Scientific Publishing" (December 2013)

Joint statement "Secure sustainable funding for universities now!" by GDCh, DMV, DPG and VBIO (June 2013)

Position paper "Positions and demands of chemical organizations from science and industry on education, research and innovation", published by BAVC, DBG, DECHEMA, GDCh, GBM, IG BCE, VAA and VCI (January 2013)

Position paper "Chemistry as an innovation driver in materials research", published by DBG, Dechema, DGM, GDCh and VCI (December 2012)

Discussion paper "Perspectives in Chemistry - A Discussion Paper from Science for Science" (September 2011)

Position paper "Education policy positions and demands of chemical organizations", published by BAVC, GDCh, IG BCE and VCI (February 2011)

Publications before 2011

Position paper "Electrochemistry: Challenges for teaching in chemist training", published by GDCh, VCI, DBG, Dechema and GfKORR (November 2010)

Status paper "Fine dust", prepared by the joint committee "Fine dust" from GDCh, DECHEMA, KRdL and ProcessNet (September 2010)

Position paper "Raw material base in transition", prepared by a temporary working group of the GDCh, Dechema, DGMK and the VCI (January 2010)

Position Paper "Change in the Raw Materials Basis", produced and sponsored by a temporary work group consisting of GDCh, Dechema, DGMK and VCI (January 2010)

GDCh recommendation on the continuation of the Bologna Process (November 2009)

Position paper "Energy supply of the future - the contribution of chemistry. A quantitative potential analysis", created and supported by the coordination group for chemical energy research of the DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, GDCh, GVC and the VCI (October 2009)

Position Paper "Future Energy Supplies - the contribution of chemistry", created and supported by the Coordinating Group for Chemical Energy Research of DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, GDCh, GVC and VCI (October 2009)

Opinion "Fine dusts and environmental zones" from experts from the "Fine dust" working group of ProcessNet, KRdL and GDCh (June 2009)

Joint declaration of scientific and technical associations and societies on the importance of a doctorate in the natural and engineering sciences in Germany (April 2009)

C6 declaration (July 2007)

Joint statement by GDCh, DBG, MNFT, ADUC, KFC and KMathF on the establishment of teaching professorships or lecturer positions (June 2007)

Recommendation for the establishment of structured doctoral programs in chemistry - A joint recommendation by ADUC, KFC and GDCh (March 2007)

Position paper "Energy supply of the future - the contribution of chemistry", created and supported by the coordination group for chemical energy research of the DBG, DECHEMA, DGMK, GDCh, GVC and the VCI (March 2007)

Joint statement of the DPG, the GDCh, the GDNÄ, the vbbm, the vdbiol, the Förderverein MNU and the VDI on the design of the timetable for the upper level of the eight-year high school (November 2006)

Position paper "Innovative contributions of chemistry to the energy supply of the future and to the reduction of energy consumption" (September 2006)

Richard Kuhn: Statement on his political behavior during the Nazi era

Open letter to change the timetable for the upper level of the eight-year high school in the Free State of Bavaria

Innovation through cooperation; The GDCh President comments on efficient cooperation between science and industry - in an interview in CHEManager 1/2006 (2.05 MB)

Position paper of the German Chemical Society on the future development of the teaching and research landscape in chemistry (October 2005)

Positions of chemical organizations from science and industry on education, research and innovation (September 2005)

Positions of chemical organizations from science and industry on the introduction of a research premium in Germany (June 2005)

"Universities need top international young talent"; Joint declaration of the DPG, the GDCh, the vbbm and the GDNÄ on the higher education of foreign students in Germany (June 2005)

Recommendations by DECHEMA, the GDCh and the VCI for the introduction of the bachelor's degree programs in chemical engineering at German universities of applied sciences (January 2005)

GDCh supports recommendations for the design of bachelor's and master's degree programs for teaching at secondary schools (vocational schools, comprehensive schools and grammar schools) in the field of natural sciences and mathematics (January 2005)

Joint statement of the chemical organizations on the introduction of Bachelor / Master courses in chemistry (October 2004)

GDCh discussion paper on open access to scientific knowledge (September 2004)

Statement by the German Chemical Society on the Bachelor / Master Transition (June 2004)

  • Reactions to the statement of the GDCh on the Bachelor / Master transition

Joint recommendation of the German Chemical Society and the Association of the Chemical Industry for the introduction of Bachelor and Master courses in chemistry (December 2003)

Recommendations of the study reform commission of the German Chemical Society for studying chemistry for secondary level I (December 2003)

  • Reactions to the recommendations for studying chemistry for lower secondary level

Position paper on university selection rights (September 2003)

Position paper on the introduction of tuition fees (December 2002)

Position paper on the reform of European chemicals policy (December 2002)

Memorandum Analytics (September 2002)

Recommendations from GDCh and Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for dealing with the junior professorship (September 2002)

Declaration on the continuation of Chapter 19 of Agenda 21 (July 2002)

Recommendations of the Study Reform Commission of the German Chemical Society for the Training of Primary School Teachers in Subject Teaching (April 2002)

Recommendations of the study reform commission for the study of chemistry teaching at grammar schools and comparable school types (December 2001)

Recommendations for a course in Biomedical Chemistry: Foreword / main part (May 2001

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