The Korean Chemical Society has made continuous efforts and dedication to the development of science and technology in Korea for 75 years.
Chemistry has played a crucial role in industry with economic impact and has been trying to become a new engine for the future. The Korean Chemical Society will provide the foundation for enhancing the levels of both research and industry and producing the world’s leading chemists.
The Korean Chemical Society supports the members to actively participate in the society, inform the public about the right value and role of chemistry, and make the natural fusion of academia, research institutes, and industry. By doing so, the Korean Chemical Society will establish the power of chemistry to contribute to our societies.
January 1, 2020
Korean Chemistry Society
The Korean Chemical Society,
as an academic organization, promotes research and education
in the field of chemistry and the chemistry profession
as a vital resource for Korea's economic and social development.
The Korean Chemical Society is trying to help
actively Korean chemists and contribute to
the prosperity of all humankind in the 21st century.
The philosophy of the Society is captured in the catchphrase,
"Green Chemistry, Clean World".
Development of the Chemical Society through various academic activities
Cultivation of the future chemists and popularization of Chemistry through chemical education and outreach programs
Globalization of Korean Chemical Society through positive international activities
Development of the Chemical Society through cooperation with chemical science and other technology societies
Supporting the development of chemistry through construction of database of chemistry-related information
Objective of KCS Activities
The Korean Chemical Society (KCS) strives to contribute to the advancement of science and technology with a commitment to academic and technological enhancement and promotion of chemistry and its application.
Enhancement of the Korean chemical community with a variety of academic activities Popularization of chemistry and cultivation of future chemists through chemical education activities
Improvement of the Korean chemical industry by spearheading industrial-educational cooperation
Globalization of the Korean chemical community through active participation in international affairs
Advancement of the chemical community through close cooperation among chemical academic groups
Enhancement of information utilization in the chemical sector
with a systemic chemistry information database
The Journal of the
Korean Chemical Society
Bulletin of the Korean
(monthly journal : SCI)
Asian Journal (monthly journal)
Chemical Physics (weekly journal)
Meetings, Conventions and Seminars
Organizes biannual (April and October)
KCS national meetings
Supports meetings organized by divisions,
regional chapters and sections of KCS
Organizes and participates
in international meetings
- An affiliate member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) since 1985
- Active member of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) since 1979
- Works with other international chemical societies to hold joint symposia
- One of co-sponsoring societies of Pacifichem 2005, 2010 and 2015
- Since 1991 a participant in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) Received the first-place award at the 31st IChO (Bangkok, Thailand) and the 33rd IChO (Mumbai, India)
- Sponsors "Scientific Invention Contest"
- Contributes to the development of secondary chemical education through activities of Secondary Education Division
- Supports activities of teachers in secondary schools
- Compiles chemical terms and nomenclature of chemical compounds in Korean language
- Provides professional education in chemistry and chemical sciences through:
- Industrial Chemistry Symposium
- Analytical Chemistry Symposium
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Korean Chemical Society (KCS) recognizes the significance of equity, diversity, and inclusion as core principles in the communities and societies of the chemical sciences. As fundamental values in fostering the proper progression of the chemical fields, the philosophies mentioned above must be integrated into our policies to promote inclusive growth.
The KCS will promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our communities: underrepresented groups in need of support will be provided with equal opportunities; diversity in the field will be fostered through the encouragement of collaboration and employment of qualified professionals from all backgrounds; proper measures will be taken to deter discrimination for the inclusion of all underrepresented groups.
The KCS is committed to developing and implementing concrete goals for continuously evaluating our institutional structures to actively incorporate the policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion.