International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN)

Every year IYCN does an outreach experiment competition. The best experiments and their guidelines are gathered and made available for free for you to use at outreach events to promote chemistry. Currently, the applications for the Outreach Experiment Competition are evaluated.


Learn what it is all about and how IYCN was first initiated in 2015, founded in 2017 and held its first General Assembly in 2019 at the IUPAC conference in Paris.




Planning to go abroad? Find general information about chemistry education and work at universities as well as chemical companies for each EYCN member country in an interactive map.


We have teamed up with International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) and European Young Chemists' Network (EYCN) to evaluate how young chemists around the world view the importance of sustainable chemistry in education and how it affects their future carreer choices. Please help us get a good picture of young chemists' needs in these times by taking part and sharing the survey amongst your colleagues and fellow students:

Here you can take part in the survey until 20th July 2020:  

- Less than 5 minutes
- German version available


Here you can look up the webinars "Chemists fighting COVID-19 - A global conversation":

More information in E. Dobbelaar, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 68 (6), 2020, 76 and E. Dobbelaar, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 68 (7|8), 2020, 99.

General information over international young chemists networks can be found in the article "Connecting Young Chemists Globally"