Nurturing a growing community

A major focus of the IYCr2014 activities was the need to bring more countries into the fold of the International Union of Crystallography, to introduce or develop crystallography as a curriculum subject in more institutions, and to recruit new scientists, especially in developing parts of the globe. Among the intiatives of the International Year, and ongoing activities springing from those initiatives, are:

  • IUCr-UNESCO Summit meetings: ‘bringing nations together’
  • IUCr-UNESCO OpenLabs
  • IUCr Initiative in Africa
  • IUCr-UNESCO Opening Ceremony: Declaration of Young Talented Crystallographers
  • IYCr2014 Legacy Conference sssions and roundtable discussions