The PAC-symposium

The board of the PAC foundation is formed by students of four participating study associations. But who are they? Below you will find a short introduction about them in alphabetical order.

Amsterdams Chemisch Dispuut (ACD):
ACD has offered fun and support to chemistry students at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit (VU) since 1945. With 512 members, of which one eighth active members, divided over nineteen different commissions, a personal song and their recurring ACiD, Amsterdams Chemisch Dispuut stands strong in the dutch capital.

Chemisch Dispuut Leiden (CDL):
As the oldest of the four study associations, CDL was founded in 1926. With many activities, like supporting students or visiting companies, the CDL has a rich history (they even got a time-line on their website). Their students study Molecular Science and Technology, which is a synonym for Chemistry in Leiden. Their their periodically newspaper is called Chimica Acta Lugduni.

Utrechtse Scheikundige Studentenvereniging Proton (U.S.S. Proton):
Originated from a collaboration between a book sales programme and a periodical magazine, Proton has stood side by side with chemistry and molecular life sciences students from Utrecht since 1986. The 630 members can enjoy themselves by reading ˈDe Chemograaphˈ, a total of three ˈProtonˈ songs, and a ton of activities.

Vereniging van Chemie Studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit (VCSVU):
Translated it's called; association of chemistry students at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam). It was founded in 1964 and the it supports the chemistry, but now mostly the pharmaceutical science students at the VU. This is because since 2014, chemistry students now go to the other study association in Amsterdam, namely ACD. People stay up to date here by reading the ˈPapieren Bindingˈ.

On Thursday March 3th, 2022, the 28th PAC-symposium will take place online.

Previous themes

In the last few years, the PAC symposium has had the following themes:

  • PAC 2021 - Impact
  • PAC 2020 - Next Level
  • PAC 2019 - Back to the Future
  • PAC 2018 - Discovery
  • PAC 2017 - Spectrum
  • PAC 2016 - Fusion
  • PAC 2015 - Serendipity
  • PAC 2014 - Inspire