How Chemistry is Taught in a Global World

A Small Symposium on “How Chemistry is Taught in a Global World”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Chemistry
20-23 July 2020, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Chemistry Unit of ATINER, will hold a Small Symposium on “How Chemistry is Taught in a Global World” as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Chemistry, 20-23 July 2020, Athens, Greecesponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

The chemistry community plays a crucial role in finding solutions for the mounting global challenges in climate change, water resources, environmental pollution, food supplies and food safety, and health. A good quality chemical education background is a critical starting point in the development of a workforce that is well suited for these challenges. It is essential that there is some consensus within the chemistry community as to what this should entail. This symposium will provide a forum for chemistry educators to undertake a comparative overview of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum models used in different countries and universities. The goal is to identify commonalities; suggest and/or share experiences or topics that should be reflected in a good quality chemical education program; and identify and suggest ways to overcome the challenges that undermine the implementation and promotion of good quality chemical education. You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 6 July 2020 to: Dr. Isai Urasa, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Chemistry & Director, Water Chemistry Research Laboratory, Hampton University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(

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