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ScotCHEM is a strategic collaboration of 7 Scottish university chemistry departments. We promote international research excellence, networking, training and knowledge exchange for Scottish Chemistry.

Scottish flag of white cross on blue background, merged with the European flag of yellow stars on a blue background. Symbolising collaboration between Scotland and Europe. Words overlain: “SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme: ScotCHEM European Exchanges”Enabling ScotCHEM researchers to collaborate with colleagues in EU Member States, and EEA and EFTA countries will bring benefits not only to individual researchers and their research groups but also to Scotland’s research ecosystem. Growing relationships and attracting talent to Scotland is a key aim of the scheme.

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Open for entries NOW! 

Entries are now open for a challenge to create short videos or PowerPoint presentations aimed at primary school pupils in Scotland. Focussing on the issues of sustainability and climate change they should also promote the role of chemistry in driving the solutions to climate change as well as promote chemistry as a science and as a career for primary school-aged children.

The three winners of the Challenge (judged by a panel of primary schools) will each receive £1000 and their entries showcased during RSC Chemistry Week which coincides with COP26. Entries close 1700 Friday 15th October 2021


The website is currently undergoing a major overhaul. Events and new initiatives will be kept up to date, but other information may not be current. Please contact us directly for more details: scotchem@st-andrews.ac.uk