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Our Vision

Are you an early-career chemist searching for a supportive global community? Look no further than the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN). Our voluntary, non-profit organization is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where chemists of all backgrounds can thrive. We are committed to fostering growth and mentorship in chemistry, with a focus on sustainability, while actively fighting against discrimination and injustice. Our vision is to "Connect and empower younger chemists globally," and we invite you to join us in achieving it.

Our Mission

By becoming a member of the IYCN, you will gain access to a wealth of opportunities for networking, professional development, and volunteering. Connect with like-minded peers, engage in global volunteer projects, and learn from experienced mentors across the chemical sciences. Whether you're seeking to develop your soft skills, expand your knowledge of different industries and roles, or simply connect with other early-career chemists around the world, the IYCN offers a platform for growth, advancement, and networking. Join us today and help us build a truly global network of early-career chemists, united in our mission "to support and advocate for younger scientists working across the chemical sciences towards a globally sustainable future."

Four pillars of the IYCN


To strengthen our communication efforts, we are determined to host symposia at upcoming IUPAC Congresses and international conferences, while establishing a dynamic platform to connect young chemists worldwide.


By collaborating directly with IUPAC and leveraging its divisions and committees, we can establish a powerful voice for young chemists. We firmly believe that this approach will help us champion the causes that matter most to early-career chemists and pave the way for a more sustainable future.


We are committed to advancing the careers of our members by organizing physical and virtual symposia and providing professional development training. Through these efforts, we aim to promote growth in the field and provide opportunities for our members to learn and connect.


We are dedicated to mentoring our members through various programs for career development and by providing access to established chemists for career outlooks and advice. 

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Join the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) to connect with a global community of early-career chemists. As a non-profit organization, the IYCN provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and volunteer work. Access like-minded peers, global projects, and experienced mentors in the chemical sciences. Join the IYCN today and help build a global network of early-career chemists towards a sustainable future.