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“In order to master the future together, the enthusiasm of young people is the most secure currency we have.”
— Helmut Schwartz

German chemist

"Most innovations are not obvious to other people at the time. You have to believe in yourself. If you've got a good idea, follow it even if others say it's not."

—Frances Arnold - Nobel Prize Chemistry 2018

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Chemistry has been described as the central science and its impact on our lives and society is all pervasive.

The concepts of sustainable growth, including reduction of carbon emissions, renewable fuels, food security and fresh water supplies, treatment of the burden of diseases, material recycling, environmentally responsible manufacturing  and waste disposal are all firmly embedded in chemical know-how. Chemistry is also at the heart of cutting edge research in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology and new materials required for faster computers and improved solar voltaic cells.

Experienced research leaders and excellent research facilities are available to expand the international research profile of the Department of Chemistry and expose students to the frontiers of research in their field of choice.


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2019 IYPT

International Year of the Periodic Table

Day-to-day Chemical Compounds

Compound Interest

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Revolution in Evolution

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