Professional associations

The Fédération Gay-Lussac, in addition to 20 schools of chemistry, includes 3 professional associations who guarantee permanent exchanges with industry of the sector, civil society and the government.

The Union des Industries Chimiques (Union of Industrial Chemists)

This is a professional syndicate of Chemical companies in France. It brings together 2600 companies totalling 230 000 employees, with an annual turnover of 68 Billion euros of which 53% involving exports. The presence of its representatives within the Federation testifies to the common desire to maintain a teaching programme which is constantly in touch with the needs of the industry.

www.uic.fr

La Société Chimique de France (Chemical Society of France)

This is the “learned society” whose objective is the promotion of chemistry in its scientific, educational and applied aspects. It is organised into 8 scientific specialities and 18 regional sections. It includes students, graduate students, young professionals and job seekers.

www.societechimiquedefrance.fr

L’UNAFIC – Union Nationale des Associations Françaises d’ingénieurs Chimistes (National Union of French Associations of Engineer Chemists)

Created in 1910, UNAFIC combines associations of engineer chemists. Its mission is to represent them within national institutions (Government, Learned societies, Charities) as well as internationally (European Union, Foreign Union of Engineer Chemists). It regularly publishes a summary document on the evolution of the population of engineer chemists and a brochure intended for preparatory classes in high schools which present the careers for engineer chemists as well as the Chemistry schools.

www.unafic.org