Overview

The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, established in 1919. IUBS is the only international body that covers all disciplines of biological and life sciences. As an umbrella organisation for international scientific associations, IUBS is developing approaches how scientific disciplines are able to interact successfully. It currently unites more than 110 institutional members, comprising of ordinary as well as scientific members concerned with a particular biological discipline as well as several associate members aspiring to become an ordinary member.

The objectives of IUBS are:

  • to promote the study of biology and life sciences
  • to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research, capacity building and other scientific activities that involve international and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, particularly in connection with IUBS scientific programmes
  • to support the organisation of international conferences and assist in the publication of their reports.

The IUBS is founding member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is their scientific member since then.

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IUBS objectives and activities

IUBS is developing approaches how scientific disciplines are able to interact successfully. Its objectives are to promote the study of biological and life sciences by