Print this page

About the IUGS

With 121 national members, the Union aims to promote development of the Earth sciences through the support of broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire Earth system; to apply the results of these and other studies to preserving Earth's natural environment, using all natural resources wisely and improving the prosperity of nations and the quality of human life; and to strengthen public awareness of geology and advance geological education in the widest sense.


News and Information



72nd IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
22-26 January 2018, Potsdam, Germany (Posted 04.12.2017)

2016 IUGS Annual Report
(Posted 06.12.2017)

A new issue of Episodes is out!
Vol 40, No 4, Dec. 2017 (Posted 04.12.2017)

IUGS E-Bulletin #136
November News Update from IUGS (Posted 27.11.2017)

IAPGeoethics Newsletter
Issue #4 - 2017 (Posted 05.12.2017)

RFG 2018: confirmed speaker and registration
(Posted 01.12.2017)

Guidance on Policy for, and Ethics of, IUGS Publications
(Posted 21.11.2017)

GeoNews #11/2017
Montly newsletter of the EFG - European Federation of Geologists (Posted 01.12.2017)

World's leading bodies of social and natural sciences to merge in 2018, becoming "International Science Council"
ICSU Press Release (Posted 27.10.2017)

IUGS E-Bulletin #135

October News Update from IUGS (Posted 13.10.2017)

ProGEO News
Issue #3 - 2017 (Posted 19.10.2017)


2014 IUGS Flyer  (English)
A short explanation of the IUGS  

2014 IUGS Flyer (Spanish) 
A short explanation of the IUGS

2014 IUGS Flyer (Portuguese)
A short explanation of the IUGS 

2014 IUGS Brochure   
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS

IUGS leaflet Afrikaans 

IUGS leaflet Arabic 

IUGS leaflet Farsi

IUGS leaflet French 

IUGS leaflet Greek 

IUGS leaflet Hindi 

IUGS leaflet Italian 

IUGS leaflet Polish 

IUGS leaflet Sesotho  

IUGS leaflet Swahili 

IUGS leaflet Urdu  

IUGS leaflet Xhosa 

IUGS leaflet Zulu 

Benefits of IUGS Membership 
Summary of facts (2014) 


The INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization registered in the USA.

Federal TIN (IRS) = 521231783
DUNS Number = 653870014
In Care of Name = Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)