​Finnish Chemical Society

Finnish Chemical Society


Finnish Chemical Society was founded in 1919 and it is one of the largest scientific societies in Finland. Finnish Chemical Society has nine local sub-societies geographically covering whole Finland as well as 14 sections in different fields of chemistry. The society arranges annually several meetings.

Aims and objectives

  • The central purpose of the Finnish Chemical Society is to advance the recognition of chemistry in co-operation with the operators in chemical industry and universities.
  • Finnish Chemical Society provides a strong networking opportunity to chemists and chemical engineers and supports the development of know-how among practitioners.
  • Finnish Chemical Society supports students majoring in chemistry from the freshman stage on and also provides a wide network of active members that can help the young chemists when moving to work career.
  • Finnish Chemical Society invests in the development of high quality education in chemistry on all levels.


Awards and stipends

Finnish Chemical Society has severals awards and stipends for university students majoring in chemistry and also for high school students.


Gust. Komppa Award 2022

Gust. Komppa Award 2022 The Evaluation Board for the Gust. Komppa award convened 28.10.2022 to decide on the best doctoral dissertation in chemistry of 2021. Nominations for this award was requested all chemistry departments in Finland, and they had the possibility to...

Chemistry Days

Chemistry Days (Kemian Päivät), the largest meeting of its kind in the Nordic countries is arranged semiannually by the Finnish Chemical Society together with other societies. Chemistry Days consist of seminars both for professionals and general audience as well as ChemBio Finland exhibition and other program arranged together with The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (Kemianteollisuus ry) and Finnish Bioindustries FIB (Suomen Bioteollisuus ry).


Kemia-Kemi journal

Kemia-Kemi is the main Finnish journal on chemistry. It is one of the benefits for the members of the the Finnish Chemical Society. It is published several times annually both in the printed form and as an e-journal. The members of the Finnish chemical societies also receive regularly electronic newsletters.



For full members of the society applicants are required to have at least masters degree in chemistry while university students majoring in chemistry are eligible as young membership.

Why become a member?

• You will have the opportunity to participate in our activities.
• You will receive Kemia-Kemi journal.
• You will have the opportunity to network with other chemistry professionals.
• Get the latest news and information about chemistry and develop your professional skills.