The conditions for the foundation of a National Committee is the existence of an international scientific union which is a member of ICSU or a member of a scientific institution of ICSU (scientific committees, special committees, etc.) in the same scientific discipline.

 

All Belgian national committees are members of one or more international organizations in which they represent Belgium.Some of our scientists are also members of executive committees (board) of some unions (see below).

 

 

List of the International Scientific Unions :

 

International Astronomical Union (IAU)   Committee for Astronomy
International Geographical Union (IGU)   Committee for Geography
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)   Committee for Biomedical Engineering
International Mathematical Union (IMU)   Committee for Mathematics
International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)   Committee for Biomedical Engineering
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)   Committee for Quaternary Research
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)   Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)   Committee for Biology
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)   Committee for Crystallography
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)   Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)   Committee for Geological Sciences
International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS)  

Committee for Logics, History and Phil. of Science

International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)   Committee for Microbiology
International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR)   Committee for Physiology and Pharmacology
International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS)   Committee for Physiology and Pharmacology
International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)   Committee for Biophysics
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)   Committee for Chemistry
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)   Committee for Physics
International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsys)   Committee for Psychological Sciences
International Union of Radio Science (URSI)   Committee for Radio-Electricity
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)   Committee for Soil Sciences
International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)   Committee for Mechanics
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)   Committee for Antarctic Research
Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)   Committee for Oceanology

 

 


 

Belgian scientists members of Executive Committees of Scientific Unions:

 

International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)   Prof. Marc Nyssen (VUB)   Treasurer
International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)   Prof. Marc Nyssen (VUB)   Treasurer
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)   Prof. Marie-France Loutre (UCL)   Treasurer
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)   Prof. L. Van Meervelt (KUL)   Secretary General
International Union of Radio Science (URSI)   Prof. Paul Lagasse (UGent)   Secretary General