Commission on Crystallographic Teaching


Professor Katherine Kantardijeff
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Craven Hall 6211
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, USA
Tel: 1(760)750-7204; Skype/Voicemail: 1(949)273-0463


Joint Teaching Commission Newsletter No 3 / Computing Commission No 10, Nov 2009, with the theme of 'Age Concern".

Upcoming Schools

An expanded list of events which might have relevance to the Commission is given in the list of Forthcoming Meetings

21st National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering United States 16th Jun 2019 - 29th Jun 2019
The Zurich School of Crystallography 2019: Bring Your Own Crystals Switzerland 16th Jun 2019 - 27th Jun 2019
UXSS2019. Ultrafast X-ray Summer School Germany 17th Jun 2019 - 21st Jun 2019
First International School on Advanced Porous Materials Italy 17th Jun 2019 - 21st Jun 2019
ANSTO-HZB neutron school Australia 23rd Jun 2019 - 28th Jun 2019
Second Shanghai International School China 1st Jul 2019 - 7th Jul 2019
The 17th International Summer School on Crystal Growth (ISSCG-17) United States 21st Jul 2019 - 26th Jul 2019
European Crystallographic Computing Forum 2019 Austria 14th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019
CIFiesta. AIC International Crystallography School2019 Italy 29th Aug 2019 - 4th Sep 2019
CCP4/BCA Protein Crystallography Summer School United Kingdom 1st Sep 2019 - 7th Sep 2019
Neutrons and Muons for Magnetism Italy 2nd Sep 2019 - 6th Sep 2019
23rd Laboratory Course on Neutron Scattering Germany 2nd Sep 2019 - 13th Sep 2019
16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering United Kingdom 2nd Sep 2019 - 13th Sep 2019
3rd Nordic-Baltic School in Neutron Scattering Estonia 7th Sep 2019 - 20th Sep 2019
Fourth International School on Aperiodic Crystals France 8th Sep 2019 - 14th Sep 2019


The IUCr Crystallographic Teaching Commission is one of several International Union of Crystallography Commissions and is responsible for supporting activities relating to teaching crystallography. It was established at the Third General Assembly this Commission with the object of exchanging information on an international scale on the subject of teaching crystallography, of promoting publication of articles on teaching, and of arranging discussions.

Teaching Pamphlets

The Teaching Pamphlets are the result of a long term aim of the Commission on Crystallographic Teaching to produce a large collection of short statements each dealing with a specific topic at a specific level. The emphasis is on a particular teaching approach. It is not the function of the Commission to decide on the "best" approach but to make all available so that teachers can make their own selection.