Swiss Young Chemists’ Association

The Swiss Young Chemists’ Association (SYCA) of the Swiss Chemical Society is a network of young researchers (aged under 36) in all areas of chemistry. The SYCA has around 750 members.



The aims of the SYCA are

  • to provide a network for young researchers so that they can meet in an informal setting and learn from one another
  • to maintain contacts with our colleagues in neighboring countries
  • to facilitate access to the chemical industry


The SYCA organizes two annual events. The Swiss Snow Symposium is an outdoor seminar held over a weekend in achalet in a beautiful ski resort. During the day we ski. In the evening, we present our research to our peers. This helps us to develop our presentation and debating skills. And it’s fun!