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What is AIQS Alumni?

AIQS Alumni was founded in 1921 as a result of the commitment of a group of IQS students with the aim of disseminating the progress of science and chemical techniques for the benefit of society.


Today, more than 100 years later, we are a community with a more than 15,000 professionals in the fields of Science and Management with the aim of connecting, inspiring and accompanying all our members during their professional career.

Our story. Your story…

Foundation of AIQS Alumni


AIQS Alumni, the first Alumni Association in Spain, was founded on 23 January 1921 with the aim of fostering and maintaining friendship between former university students and promoting scientific and technological advances in the chemical sector for the benefit of society.

Publication first number affinity

Published as a bulletin of the Association, Af is the oldest journal of general chemistry, in the Spanish language in Spain and Latin America.

In this first edition, the article "Our ideals" is published detailing all the steps of its birth: the chronology of the promoters, the third-year students Marqués and Morató, the circular calling the founding meeting, the first Board of the Association, and the organization of the Bulletin

First exhibition of the Chemical Industry


Forerunner of the current Expoquimia, international meeting of the chemical sector, where the most scientific aspect of chemistry is promoted with a program full of congresses, activities and conferences.

1957 - 1965
Creation of the first Professional Groups:


  • Paints and inks
  • Plastics and resins
  • Ceramics and Glass
  • Textile Chemistry
Centennial Celebration


With Closing Gala, in April 2022, at the Palau de la Música Catalana, with the show Transform yourself starring Cristina Casale.

“AIQS Alumni has sustained the commitment to human development, the continuous dialogue between professionals and companies in the sector, together with the socialization and promotion of the professionals, managing to create the necessary spirit to start a new stage in commemoration of the Centenary.”


Jordi Martí Gascón – President of AIQS Alumni –

The board

Jordi Martí Gascón

Vice President:
Josep Mª Mestre Vernet

David Guedea Ripoll

Vice Treasurer:
Eduard Martí Mateo

Cristina Fontcuberta

Vice Secretary:
Antoni Torres

Carles Malet

President’s video

See video of the president Jordi Martí Gascón

Do you want to consult the AIQS Alumni Statutes?

Find out about the statutes of the AIQS Alumni association by downloading the pdf