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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Elections of Officers for Divisions and Commissions

Every four years elections the officers for the IUSS Divisions and Commissions are newly elected. According to the IUSS statutes and bye-laws (both version Dec. 2018) voting by Members shall be conducted electronically on a one vote per individual in each National Member Society basis. Organizing the voting will be the responsibility of the National Society. Voting will be completed 6 months before the World Congress of Soil Science.

The list of nominated persons and the corresponding biographies provided by the Divisional Nominating Committees and the Electoral Committee are the basis for the election. All officers except the appointed First Vice-Chairs of the Divisions can be re-elected for one further term.

The list of nominated persons (ballot), the corresponding biographies and the guideline for the voting procedure will be provided on this website in July 2021.

Information on the duties and functions of Division and Commission Chairs and vice chairs can be found here.