Collaboration with IUPAP and other Unions in the International Year for Basic Science for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD)
IUMRS strongly supports basic science research and education under the broad banner of materials science, a discipline that is massively interdisciplinary, involving physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, biomedicine and engineering. Hence, IUMRS fully embraces the IYBSSD in 2022, and seeks to work collaboratively with IUPAP and other Unions in partnership to make this special year a huge success. Through its Meeting Commission members, IUMRS can play an important role in planning and organising events, as well as promoting IYBSSD through IUMRS communications channels and its Adhering Bodies. We will also plan to hold special events or forums highlighting different aspects of ‘basic science for all’ at our sponsored conferences held in 2022. IUMRS is committed to enhancing global education in materials science and we believe we can contribute to initiatives in basic science education during IYBSSD. Finally, IUMRS is excited to be a founding Union and member of the organising Unions for the IYBSSD.