IUMS - International Union of Microbiological Societies
IUMS is one of the unions of the International Science Council (ISC) which is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. IUMS was founded in 1927 as the International Society of Microbiology, and became the International Association of Microbiological Societies affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a Division in 1967. It acquired independence in 1980 and became a Union Member of ICSU in 1982. ICSU (the International Council for Science) together with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) has merged into ISC since 2018. Read further on the objectives, the goal and activities of the Union.
2022 Call for Nominations to ISC Fellowships
On 9 June 2022 the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. These are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society, including 24 current and past members of the ISC Governing Board. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.
The nominations for the next intake of 60 Fellows can be submitted until 7 October 2022 through the webform available on this page: council.science/current/blog/2022-fellowship
IUMS Statement on Ukraine
The International Union of Microbiological Societies expresses its deep dismay and concerns regarding the military offensives being carried out in Ukraine. We follow and support the statement of the International Science Council and hope that the conflict will not have serious impact on the research and academic community in Ukraine.