The scientific program of SQM2021 includes the following topics:
- Strangeness and heavy quark production in nuclear collisions and hadronic interactions
- Bulk matter phenomena associated with strange and heavy quarks
- Production of Strange/heavy-flavor hadron resonances and hypernuclei
- Strangeness in astrophysics
- Open questions and new developments
They will be discussed in 11 plenary and five parallel sessions.