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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


5th International Palaentological Congress, 9-13 July 2018, Paris, France
Travel grants for student attendance
(application deadline: 15 March 2018) (Posted 15 February 2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #138
January 2018 News Update from IUGS (Posted 18.01.2018)

RFG 2018: abstract submission deadline extended to 12 February 2018
(Posted 18.01.2018)

GeoNews #1/2018
Montly newsletter of the EFG - European Federation of Geologists (Posted 01.2.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #137

December 2017 News Update from IUGS (Posted 21.12.2017)

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

Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information
News (Posted 08.01.2018

International Subcommission on Paleogene Stratigraphy
News (Posted 06.01.2018)

ProGEO News
Issue #4 - 2017 (Posted 06.01.2018)

Earth Sciences Congress in Morocco
Second circular (Posted 21.12.2017)

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)

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

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


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)