Project Details Postgraduate Summer School On Green Chemistry

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28 September 2017
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Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD)
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1) Teach post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in chemistry from all over the world, either from academia or industry how to approach pollution prevention from a chemical standpoint.
2) Indicate Green Chemistry as a fundamental tool to approach pollutant source reduction for cultural heritage area and operators.
3) Offer scholarships for young talented chemists either from academia or industry from underdeveloped countries not yet affiliated with IUPAC.
4) Give a view of the state-of-the-art research contributions on Green Chemistry reached in the last decades.
5) Provide the unique opportunity to bring together a number of experts in the field of Green Chemistry and young researchers interested in this topic, in particular, members from IUPAC Divisions and Committees interested in Green Chemistry. This synergy of competencies will be a valuable occasion to promote diffusion of the knowledge in this emerging field.
6) Facilitate a continuous exchange of ideas and information among students, the instructors and the different stakeholders for the establishment of long lasting scientific relationships. As an added value, it will give rise to new research projects and collaborations. These will be effectively carried out by the exchange of young researchers, particularly students coming from developing nations. All these students will be ambassadors of Green Chemistry in their institutions, in their countries, and to their peers.


Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of a sustainable development on earth and required for reaching the 17 UN-Goals.

This first edition of the Post-graduate Summer School on Green Chemistry will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts and management of green and sustainable chemistry. IUPAC and ICGCSD are fully aware of their responsibility in working in the direction of Sustainable Development Through Green Chemistry.

Lectures will be at the level of state-of-the-art research contributions, but also cover background material. Existing clean chemical processes, case histories, and topics related to current research in Green Chemistry will be explained in order to familiarize students with the strategies behind designing “greener” synthetic routes.

Instructors will be selected based on the previous experiences and on their internationally recognized contribution to research and promotion of Green Chemistry from different nations. Also the Divisions and the Committees will be invited to contribute.

In addition, a research policy session will be addressed to the issues which steer the Green Chemistry at the industrial, academic and governmental levels. Also in view of the need to anticipate the evolution of environmental regulations, for the chemical industry and especially for the cultural heritage field. Because of this, the Municipality of Venice has already given its consent to participate in the event and to offer Forte Marghera as conference location.

A poster session will give students the possibility to present their research work and the most outstanding posters will be awarded and proposed for a publication on Pure and Applied Chemistry.
It is expected that in this environment students and instructors will find an informal and relaxed atmosphere. This will give young researchers the opportunity to establish new contacts and to exchange information about their research in Green Chemistry which will stimulate discussions, questions, a profitable exchange of ideas, and the beginning of new scientific collaborations.


The Summer School on Green Chemistry will be held in Venice from 7 to 14 July 2018.
The number of participants will be limited to 60 post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from all over the world. The age limit for attendees is 35 years. (A few exceptions to the age limit may be considered if well-documented).
It will consist of six lecture days with a total of 15 lectures.
A certificate of participation will be given to all the participants.

See School website for more details.

Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry, 13 July 2018, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Nov 2018 update – event report published in CI Oct 2018, p. 38;
Next year, in May 2019, the Summer School will be organized at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and chaired Prof. Egid Mubofu; see project 2018-017-1-041 for details.

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