In 2015, the ISHC instituted international Affiliate Groups. The addition of Affiliate Groups is in a line with the aims of the Society which include: a) To provide a medium for the dissemination of knowledge dealing with current research in heterocyclic chemistry; b) To provide a medium for communication, cooperation, and understanding for persons of all nationalities who are concerned with the field of heterocyclic chemistry; c) To stimulate general interest in the field of heterocyclic chemistry among persons of all nationalities; d) To encourage the study of heterocyclic chemistry in institutions of higher learning at all levels and to improve the quality of teaching of heterocyclic chemistry; and e) To encourage the application of heterocyclic chemistry to the service of mankind through international cooperation among industry, governments, and concerned institutions.