Who we are

The Czech Chemical Society (ČSCH) has been representing the interests and activities of chemists in the Czech Republic since the second half of the 19th century. It is the oldest chemical professional society, its history is directly connected to the Association of Czech Chemists, which was founded in 1872 thanks to professors Šafařík, Štolba, Preis and Bauer, and the Student Science Association ISIS, founded in 1866. One of the main reasons for its existence is to help its members to continuously expand their professional knowledge and maintain its high level, to disseminate new knowledge from all chemical disciplines and to promote this knowledge.

At present, ČSCH is one of the largest professional societies in the Czech Republic, its members represent practically all specializations and fields of chemistry. In addition to chemists of various professions, a significant part of its members are students of chemistry and related fields, retired members and foreign experts.

The goal of the ČSCH is for all its members to be a sought-after forum for their presentation, open and critical discussions about chemistry, and for all members to jointly create a creative and efficient organization that is respected both in our public and abroad.

ČSCH is a founding member of the Association of Czech Chemical Societies (AČCHS, 1999), a founding member of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), formerly the European Association of Chemical Societies EuChemS (which is the legal successor of the former Federation of European Chemical Societies, 1970) and a member of the “Affiliate Membership Program” of the world chemists’ organization IUPAC.

The society participates in the organization of conferences, seminars and workshops through its regional branches and Working Groups. In cooperation with the Slovak Chemical Society, annual Congresses of Chemists are organized. These activities are an irreplaceable platform for national and international communication of the chemical community.

The press media “Chemické listy” and “Bulletin”, which the society publishes, are respected periodicals both in our country and abroad, and serve for mutual communication within the chemical community. ČSCH is also one of the co-owners of the Chemistry Europe association of European chemical societies, which publishes a number of renowned professional journals (Chemistry A European Journal, ChemPhysChem, ChemBioChem, EurJIC, EurJOC, etc.).