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Outreach

During the International Year of Crystallography and the following five years, the IUCr provided over USD 1.6 million in funding to support the crystallographic community

Crystallography matters ... more!

[crystallography matters ... more!]

The year 2014 was declared the International Year of Crystallography by the United Nations in order to raise awareness in the world at large about the importance of crystallography in the modern world through a global series of activities coordinated by the IUCr in partnership with UNESCO. 

"Crystallography matters" was the motto of the International Year of Crystallography. Through an incredible variety of activities worldwide, ranging from Science Fairs for schoolchildren, to professional-level workshops and training sessions, to international summit meetings to shape future policy, that objective has been brought to life for thousands of schoolchildren, university students and the general public. All initiatives were sponsored by the International Union of Crystallography and UNESCO, supported by industrial and academic sponsors, and made real by a host of willing volunteers. They have ignited a fire in the new generation, most especially in parts of the developing world where structural science is still an infant science.

To build on these successes, the International Union of Crystallography is embarking on an ambitious set of new outreach initiatives to ensure that this newly kindled flame does not go out in the spirit that now "Crystallography matters ... more!".

Did you know?

During the International Year of Crystallography and the following five years, the IUCr provided over USD 1.6 million in funding to support the crystallographic community.

What can you do?

IUCr Outreach and Education Fund

You can contribute directly to the Crystallography matters ... more! initiative by making a donation to the "IUCr Outreach and Education Fund" through Paypal.

IUCr Associates programme

Become an IUCr Associate and have access to a range of benefits, such as discounts on books, a discount on the open-access fee for publishing an article in an IUCr Journal and the ability to download free articles from Crystallography Journals Online. All incomes from the IUCr Associates programme are used to support the outreach activities.

Subscription rates (excluding VAT)

USD200 for three years (regular)
USD60 for three years (reduced rate for students, retired scientists and those from developing countries)