In support of its mission to enhance the scientific background and professional effectiveness of basic and applied microbiologists, the IUMS is embarking on a program of educational outreach to developing countries and their microbiologists. The Union envisions an IUMS series of courses that will be offered to groups of microbiologists that may include graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and practicing professionals from developing countries within a given geographic region. These will be offered periodically in various regions and on different topics of interest and importance. It is expected that teh IUMS outreach programmes will boost the capability of the attendees in their microbiologic work after they return home, and we shall endeavour to forge a network of the attendees, so they can continue to communicate with each other and the instructors by e-mail.
The first IUMS Regional Course was offered in Singapore during June 14-16, 2010, and five other outreach programmes were held. Read more.
The 6th IUMS Outreach Programme on Microbial Toxins (February, 20-21 2020) was an event organized by Ithe nternational Union of Microbiological Societies collaborating with The Center for Food and Nutrition Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada to raise awareness of Food Safety in Indonesia. This program facilitated microbiologist to increase their capabilities especially on Food Safety. By joining this program, It expected that attendees could expand their knowledge and contribute on food safety issues especially in Indonesia.