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International year of Chemistry to be celebrated in a befitting manner.

Peshawar, December 14, 2010 (Frontier Star): The Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar has decided to celebrate the International year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) in a befitting manner with enthusiasm. As the UN General Assembly has designated the year 2011 as the "International Year of Chemistry" with the slogan: "Chemistry our life, our future". The goals of IYC 2011 include; to increase public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to increase the interest of young people in chemistry, to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Madame Curie's Nobel Prize and the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies. The Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar has been the pioneer in initiating events of national and international levels in Pakistan. These include First National chemistry Conference on Chemistry, October 1989. First National Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, August 1990, Second National Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, August 1993, Workshop on "Spectroscopic Techniques in 1994, Fourth National Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, August 1995, Fifth National Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, August 1998, Workshops on "Spectroscopic Techniques" in 1994 and 1999. First National Conference on Fuel and the Environment, July, 1996. First International Chemistry Conference and 11th National Chemistry Conference (CHEM CON), April, 2001, 9th Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, 2006, seminar on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Department of Chemistry, 2005, workshop on Curriculum Development for 4-year Integrated Bachelor Programme, 2007. Symposium on Recent Trends in Indigenous Chemical Research and Awareness on Data Presentation Skills, 2009 and Second National Conference on Fuel and Environment July 2010. The Institute of Chemical Sciences feels proud to start preparation to commemorate the IYC 2011. The Institute will celebrate the ITC 2011 by organizing a series of events through the year 2011, which include; starting and inaugurating the year with a seminar on Jan 03.2011, the first working day of 2011, holding of spring poster exhibition in March, 2011, holding of Chemistry Conferences/Symposia/Seminars /Workshops at Baragali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar, Outreach to young students in schools and colleges affiliated with University of Peshawar, exhibition relating to Chemistry topics; and industry academia liaison. It is hoped that sponsorship from University of Peshawar and other funding agencies like HEC, Pakistan Science Foundation and IUPAC to make these a reality.

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