International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)


The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is a non-profit organization and non-governmental organization, founded in 1919, that promotes the biological sciences internationally. As a scientific umbrella organization it was a founding member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).


Its objectives are:

  • to promote the study of biological sciences
  • to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities necessitating international, interdisciplinary cooperation
  • to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, particularly in connection with IUBS scientific programmes
  • to support the organisation of international conferences and assist in the publication of their reports.


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