"Bonding the World with Chemistry"

49th INTERNATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
6 - 15 July 2017, Nakhon Pathom, THAILAND

Welcome messages


Mrs. Pornpun Waitayangkoon, Ph.D.
President of IChO-49
President of the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology, Thailand

On behalf of the organizing members of the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad, we would like to extend our warm welcome to all participants from every part of the world. As a host country for the Olympiad, Thailand will offer an exciting time and place from which a high-integrity competition can be achieved and many long-lasting friendships can be made. This year’s theme for the Olympiad, “Bonding the World with Chemistry,” reinforces a notion that “bonding” might just be what the world needs to meet all increasing demands and challenges.

Chemistry is deeply rooted in all walks of life. It is a common language shared by all nations and a foundation from which new knowledge and development are created. Thailand, a country of diverse cultures with a proud history, also benefits dearly from this science. An opportunity to host the Olympiad carries profound meanings to us; it not only represents a great honor for the host, but it also provides means for global collaboration and paves the way for a progressive future, together.

We hope that the forthcoming Olympiad will be a rewarding experience for all participants. As the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad host, we pay attention to every detail to make sure that the academic competition proceeds fairly and with high standard. In addition to the competition itself, we hope that you use this experience to learn as much as you can from each other. The cities of Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok, where most activities will take place, will surely offer you fascinating perspectives and memorable experiences. So please enjoy your time here.

We look forward to welcoming you in Thailand very soon.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Pornpun Waitayangkoon, Ph.D.
President of the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad
President of the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology, Thailand


Assoc. Prof. Sittiwat Lertsiri, Ph.D.
President of IChO-49
Dean of the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

It is an honor to welcome you to the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which is the second time hosted by Thailand once again after the 31st IChO in 1999. The 49th IChO will be organized during July 6-15, 2017, at Salaya Center, the main campus of Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom province located about 50 kilometers from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Salaya Center is the home for all freshman students of Mahidol University to study and enjoy their campus lives. With our pride, the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at Prince Mahidol Hall, which is one of the best auditoriums and the showpiece of the university. Hopefully, IChO, which is the exclusive academic competition challenging young talents from all over the world, will bring an opportunity to join our hands together as the global network and create the future of mankind. As the host of the 49th IChO, we wish you will enjoy the Olympiad as well as our Thai culture and hospitality.

Looking forward to your participation.

Assoc. Prof. Sittiwat Lertsiri, Ph.D.
Co-President of the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad
Dean of the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University