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About KCSAbout KCS

Greeting

Welcome to
the Korean
Chemical Society

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

Ok-Sang Jung
President
Korean Chemistry Society

Aims

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


2018 KCS catalog.pdf

Objective of KCS Activities

Contribute to
the advancement
of science
andtechnology

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

Activities

Publications

  • The Journal of the
    Korean Chemical Society
    (bimonthly journal)
  • Bulletin of the Korean
    Chemical Society
    (monthly journal : SCI)
  • Chemistry, an
    Asian Journal (monthly journal)
  • Physical Chemistry
    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

Business

International
Activities

  • 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

Chemical
Education

  • 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

Outreach
Programs

  • 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.

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