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ISSN 2309-5911

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An ECTN Association Publication since 2000 - June 2015, Vol. 16, N. 03

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Summary

  • Foreword: Editorial Guest.
  • Special Edition "Eurolabels®" with 11 contributions collected from awarded universities and partner's accredition agencies.
  • Association and Network: President Communication; Network Plenary Meeting 2015 and ECTN General Assembly 2015.
  • EC2E2N Network: WP-06 Broadening Student Horizons.
  • Virtual Education Community: Test Centers' Activities June-September 2015.
  • Communication, Websites and NewsLetter: Call for 2015 Issues and Guests' List; ECEN Link; December issue call; After 2015?
  • News from everywhere ... Africa/Middle-East (ACRICE-2 2015, Venda ZA, Third Announcement; Conferences Announcements in Nigeria) ; Americas (ChemSciE 2015 in Mexico)Europe (Synthetic Chemistry 2015, Finland; Professional Status of European Chemists and Chemical Engineers; Programme for the sustainable Entrepreuneurship School 2015; European Poster Contest 2015; New Book Release; Learning Objects Competition in Chemistry 2016; Dortmund-Bremen Symposium on Chemical and Science Education 2016; Green Chem 2016; ECRICE 2016).
  • Conference's Agenda 2015-2019

Editorial Guest Foreword

 

R. Salzer

flag_eu-uk_unitedkingdom.gif Prof. Reiner Salzer, Dresden - Germany
Chair of the ECTN Label Committee

Dear NewsLetter Readers,

The first European quality label for teaching – a Chemistry Eurobachelor® Label - was awarded exactly 10 years ago. The recipient of this label was the University of Helsinki. Terence Mitchell was the key person behind this development. At this time, many countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) had not yet concluded about fundamental questions, e.g. the length of the first cycle in tertiary education. Nowadays we appreciate the forward-looking decisions during the early phase of the Bologna process concerning the future standards for quality teaching: the conditions required to be awarded a Eurolabel® did not need to be adopted to the political development. (look at the full paper ...)

Reiner Salzer
Enjoy your reading!

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Special Edition: "Eurolabels®"

Eurolabels®: Yesterday and Today

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Terry Mitchell, TU Dortmund, Germany 

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So where did the story of the Eurolabels® start? 

Well, the real answer is that it started with the Bologna Declaration, which is probably the most important document dealing with higher education in Europe ever published. I will take two partial quotes from the Declaration: its goals included (...) 

EUROBACHELORS® from the University of Helsinki since 2005

flag_eu-fi_finland.gif by Kristiina Wähälä,
Department  of Chemistry
University of Helsinki, Finland

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki was among the first to apply for the Eurobachelor quality distinction in 2005, after having adopted the 3+2+4  degree structure based on the Bologna process (BSc 180 ECTS + MSc 120 ECTS + 4 yrs PhD). The new BSc and MSc curricula in Helsinki were built in conformity with the European framework, as a representative of the Department was a participant in the project Tuning Educational Structures in Europe and the working group European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN), both of which (...)

The Eurolabels® Adventure of Perugia

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Antonio Lagana,
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
University of Perugia, Italy

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Perugia, as apparent from its gate to the ancient town centre shown in the picture (a mix of Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance styles in its lower, central and upper parts) has always enjoyed European mobility and multicultural approaches thanks to its syncretic spirit. And this is, indeed, what has driven the Perugia University (founded in 1307) to enthusiastically participate to ECTN since its very beginning and become one of the first Higher Education Institution in Italy to bear Eurolabels® (...)

The Eurolabels® at Hochschule Fresenius 

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Leo Gros,
Hochschule Fresenius, Idstein, Germany 

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It was in the first half of the nineties that Hochschule Fresenius met some difficulties with the German framework (Rahmenrichtlinien) for Chemistry studies. The relatively rigid number and relative curricular hours for subjects  and for examinations did, for example, not allow our profile with an emphasis on Analytical Chemistry to be hosted within this framework. Even more precarious was the limitation of final year project thesis work to strictly 3 months. It was clear that companies would not take in our students for less than the usual  4-6 months. I managed to “sit out” the problem until the (...)

Eurolabels®: a positive image of chemistry at Genoa University

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Gabriella Borzone,
Dept. Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry,
Genoa University, Italy

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The Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of Genoa University has been involved since 2005 in the Chemistry Quality Eurolabel® awarded by ECTN. The Università degli Studi di Genova has been awarded the "Eurobachelor® Label“ (2005–2009 and  2010–2014) for its Bachelor degree “Laurea in Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche”, the “EuroMaster® Label” (2012–2015) for its Master degree “Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Chimiche”, and the Chemistry Doctorate Eurolabel® (2011-2016) for its PhD degree at the Doctorate School in “Scienze e Tecnologie della Chimica e dei Materiali” (...)

UCT Prague - Faculty of Chemical Engineering - Eurobachelor® study programme Chemistry

flag_eu-cz_czechrep.gif by Pavel Drasar,
Faculty of Chemical Engineering,
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
 

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The Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (from January 2015 renamed to University of Chemistry and Technology) was awarded by Chemistry Eurobachelor® label in 2006 for the bachelor study programme Chemistry. This award was prolonged in 2011. The Eurobachelor® label is sure attractive for students and useful for our university. The Faculty of Chemical Engineering is responsible for this Bachelor study programme. The programme Chemistry was introduced in 2006 as a programme for talented students with deep interest in the widespread fields of chemistry. The number of enrolled students is 24-35 per year from the number of ca. 60 - 90 candidates. The programme offers a (...) 

European Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM)

flag_eu-es_spain.gif by Manuel Yáñez, 
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain 

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Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) became in the last decades a powerful and almost mandatory tool in modern science.  This moved a bunch of Universities from six European countries to launch, in 2006, a Master in this area, with a clear European flavour.  The support we received from the ECTN was crucial to consolidate our offer and the feedback with ECTN experts led to a significant improvement of our initial structure and to a clear optimization of the internal organization of our Master Program. As a result, our Master has completed already 10 editions, and TCCM has become a highly prestigious trademark in theoretical and computational chemistry. To this contributes the (...)

Euromaster® Measurement Science in Chemistry : The Euromaster® Measurement Science in Chemistry international master programme

flag_eu-be_belgium.gif by Philip Taylor,
JRC, Belgium 

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In the priorities of the new Juncker Commission, reducing EU (youth) unemployment rate is a key priority. Amongst others, it calls for a radical rethink on how education and training systems can deliver the skills needed by the labour market. The challenge could not be tougher in the context of widespread austerity measures and cuts in education budgets. For that reason, the European Commission is launching a new strategy called Rethinking Education to encourage Member States to take immediate action to ensure that young people develop the skills and competences needed by the labour market and to achieve their targets for growth and jobs. The Euromaster® Measurement Science in Chemistry is an initiative which the JRC has set up as far back as 2008 to (...)

ECTN & ASIIN: a long term partnership in the quality assurance of degree programmes in chemistry

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Rainer Arnold,
ASIIN e.V.,  Düsseldorf, Germany 

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ASIIN e. V. was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization for the accreditation of degree programmes in engineering, informatics, natural sciences and mathematics. Since 2000 ASIIN has the right to award the accreditation seal of the German Accreditation Council, in addition to the most renowned ASIIN quality seal. Until today ASIIN has accredited more than 4000 degree programmes in Germany and abroad and is therefore one of the major players in the international accreditation community. As an international quality assurance agency ASIIN is a member of ENQA and EQAR and has developed accreditation procedures and criteria that are particularly suitable for international (...)

Developing Program Accreditation and Eurolabels® in Spain

flag_eu-es_spain.gif by María Becerro and Rafael van Grieken,
National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), Spain

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This paper deals with the process established by ANECA to award the EUROLABELS® for chemistry programs meeting ECTN’s standards. The paper shows the national accreditation system in Spain and the planned accreditation procedure for those chemistry programs seeking, simultaneously, the EUROLABELS®.

Developing Program Accreditation and EUROLABELS® in Spain. In Spain, program accreditation is compulsory and must be periodically renewed. The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) is a public Foundation created in 2002 by the Ministry of Education and it could be considered as a comprehensive accreditation agency with authority throughout the Spanish national territory. Apart from (...)

SCI-ECTN Committee for Eurolabels®

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Antonella Rossi,
Cattedra di Chimica Analitica, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy

The Italian Chemical Society (SCI) strengthens chemistry education for students and dissemination of chemical sciences both in the schools and in the Higher Education Institutions. The President of SCI, Professor Raffaele Riccio, last January 2015, has nominated the SCI – ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network) Committee for awarding Eurolabel® in Italy on behalf of the ECTN Label Committee.

Prof. Francesco De Angelis (ECTN Past-president), Prof. Martino Di Serio, and Prof. Antonella Rossi (chair) are the components of the Committee. A group of seven experts with two young researchers are also involved in evaluation procedures leading to the award of Eurolabel® qualifications. The young researchers attended a two days course at the last ECTN General Assembly in Ljubljana, in April 2015 for becoming officially ECTN “young experts” for the evaluation of University curricula.


Twelve Italian Universities have been already awarded the Eurobachelor® and Euromaster ® labels and some of them are now applying for a renewal period. The University of Genova also got the Chemistry Doctorate Eurolabel®.

The Committee SCI – ECTN Committee endeavors to maintain and improve the exchange of information and the contacts with the other European agencies involved in the Eurolabel® qualifications. Furthermore, a presentation of the Eurolabel® program will be available at the web page of the Italian Chemical Society (http://www.soc.chim.it/). The SCI agency is establishing contacts with the National Agency of University and Research Evaluation (ANVUR) for course accreditation and it might act as accreditation agency also in other extra-European countries, following the ECT general rules.

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DON’T LET YOUR DEPARTMENT LOSE OUT!

flag_eu-fr_france.gif by Anne-Marie Billet,
ENSIACET, Toulouse, France 

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Wish to welcome more European students onto your courses?... The database for trans-Europe mobility, “Transparency”, is the answer  ... click for more details



A too good to be missed invitation to providers of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Science courses!

Association and Network

   flag_eu-fr_france.gif Anthony Smith, CPE Lyon, France

   ECTN Association Secretary - Contact:
   Network coordinator - Contact:

President Communication

 

F. de Angelis

flag_eu-it_italia.gif Prof. Franco de Angelis, L'Aquila - Italy
ECTN Association Immediate Past President (in office 2013-2015) 

Communication as immediate past president of ECTN
and Introductory lecture presented at the General Assemblee in Ljubljana

«Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?» 
ECTN: READY FOR THE FUTURE !!

 

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EC2E2N-2 Network Plenary Meeting 2015 and ECTN Association General Assembly 2015

  flag_eu-fr_france.gif Anthony Smith, CPE Lyon, France (EU)

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icon_redarrow.gif Association ... Newly elected

- President: Pavel Drasar (CZ). 
- Administrative Council Members: Gabriella Borzone (Genova, IT); Artur Michalak (Krakow, PL); Otilia Mo (Madrid, ES); Emmanuel Sinagra (Malta); Marjan Veber (Ljubljana, SI).

Read the full report 

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^Top: After the signature of agrement by Franceso de Angelis, ECTN (left) and Dave Cole-Hamilton EuCheMS (right).

< Left: Francesco de Angelis (left) immediate past president, and Pavel Drasar (right) new elected president.

Photo Credits: Pascal Mimero, 2015

Officials ...

Posters ...

City ...

Photo credits: Marjan Veber & Pascal Mimero 2015

Photo credits: Pascal Mimero 2015

  • The next General Assembly of the Association will take place on 24-26 April 2016 in Gdansk, Poland. Participants will be expected
    to arrive on Sunday 24 April and the meeting will take place from 9h00 on Monday 25 April and will end at lunchtime on Tuesday 26 April.
  • The next meeting of the ECTN Administrative Council will take place in Prague, CZ on 29 August 2015. Any member who wishes
    to add an item to the agenda of this meeting is asked to contact Tony Smith.
  • The next meeting of the EC2E2N2 Management Committee will take place on 5 September 2015 in Brussels, BE.

You are not a member of the Association? Why not join? The Association is becoming increasingly active and influential in higher education in chemistry in Europe. The quality labels for bachelor, master, and doctorate, the EChemTest® which is now developing rapidly towards more widespread use by the membership of the Association, participation in the virtual education area in general, and development of intensive schools and student contests are just some of the Association activities. Contact Tony Smith for details of how to join the Association and become involved, as well as obtain the many advantages offered by membership.

EC2E2N Network - Work Package Information and Reports

WP-06 Broadening Student Horizons 

  flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Gabriella Borzone, Genova IT

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Virtual Education Committee

EChemTest® Test Center Activities (June - September 2015) 

  flag_eu-fr_france.gif Pascal Mimero, CPE Lyon, France - VEC SC Vice-Chair
  URL: www.echemtest.net

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You can join each test center administration using the standardized email "TCA.city(at)echemtest.eu", replacing "city" by the name of one of the cities hosting a test center: Amsterdam, Budapest, Helsinki, Krakow, Ljubljana, Lyon, Madrid, Perugia, Thessaloniki, Vienna (visit us atwww.echemtest.net). 

flag_eu-hu_hungary.gifTCA Amsterdam: Session of General Chemistry 2 in English.

flag_eu-it_italia.gifTCA Perugia :Multiple sessions with the English version of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical Chemistry at Level 3 to be run at the University of Milano;

 flag_eu-at_austria.gifTCA Vienna: Multiple sessions with the German version of General Chemistry 2 and Organic Chemistry 3 tests;

Communication and NewsLetter

  flag_eu-fr_france.gif by Pascal Mimero, CPE Lyon FR - EC2E2N Communication Manager and Editorial Board Chair
  URLs: NewsLetterwww.ec2e2n.info- Networkwww.ec2e2n.net 

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The next regular edition is schedule in October 2015. If you'd like to contribute, you can contact the Guest Editor from ourURL

NewsLetter Announcements

Would you like to submit a contribution during the 2015 schedule? do not hesitate to contact either the Guest editoror the Resident editor. The last 2015 issue will celebrate the end of the EC2E2N-2 Network and also to celebrate the 19 years of faithfull Netwok Activity.

  • Oct. 2015: Marjan Veber (Ljubljana SI)
  • Dec. 2015: Anthony Smith "Special retrospective" (Lyon FR)

Visit us as www.ec2e2n.netor www.ec2e2n.info, or contact us.

And after December 2015 ???

The EC2E2N NewsLetter will be terminated as the EC2E2N Network Communication media, and will reborn as ECTN NewsLetter. It will continue, being the media covering and relaying the communication related to the Chemical Education ECTN Community activities, but not only, as it is today ... so stay around us, and become an active contributor for your university, project, exchange, position, conferences > contact us.


News from everywhere ...

Africa / Middle-East

ACRICE 2 - The second African Conference on Research in Chemical Education

flag_af-za_southafrica.gif by Liliana Mammino, Venda (South-Africa) 

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The conference (which is now considered an IUPAC conference) aims at embracing all the aspects and issues that are relevant for chemical education in Africa and worldwide. It is taking more and more shape as abstracts have started arriving and other activities (e.g., workshops) are being added. The next months will be crucial, as the months in which abstract submission is expected to be more intensive. As mentioned in previous notes, the focuses of individual sessions will be largely determined by the submitted abstracts, as a way through which participants can contribute to shape the conference. It is anticipated that he spectrum of issues will be very broad, to meet the interests of all the levels and contexts in which chemical education is present, and to explore interdisciplinary possibilities.

(photo credits: Liliana Mammino, 2015)


It is very important that information about this conference may reach all the colleagues who could be interested in participating. We are putting efforts in trying to spread the information as widely as possible. I would also like to ask all those who read this text to help advertise the conference by forwarding the information to all their friends and colleagues who are interested in chemical education.

IUPAC is offering four 1200 USD grants to assist four young African researchers to attend the conference. Young African researchers in chemical education are invited to apply for this support.

Looking forward to welcoming you all at the University of Venda in November! >>> click here to visit the website !

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Conferences Announcements
FCT Education Resource Center Abuja-Nigeria 
August 24-27, 2015 

flag_af-ng_nigeria.gif by Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor

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2 ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND CURRICULUM STUDIES

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3RD ABUJA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WATER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES

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Americas

International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Engineering - ChemSciE 2015

flag_na-mx_mexico.gif To be held on September 3-4, 2015, in the beatiful City and Port of Veracruz, MéxicoEarly Bird registration: Until July 20, 2015.

Visit: www.uv.mx/icb/chemscie/

   Contact Josué Cortés Zárate, Chairman :

Europe

Synthetic Chemistry 2015, FineMedChem 2015 & 12th FIPS

flag_eu-fi_finland.gif To be held on AUgust 24-27, 2015, in Helsinki, Finland

Visit: http://finmedchem.fi, download the flyer

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Europe

The Professional Status of European Chemists and Chemical Engineers

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Reiner Salzer et al., Dresden DE (E.U.)

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The survey report at DOI:10.1002/chem.201501364 
is very well accepted and freely accessible. The Wiley-VCH statistical score (http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=onlinelibrary.wiley.com&citation_id=4122150) measures online attention. According to this

  • the report ranks 6th compared to all 2,554 articles ever published in Chemistry – A European Journal and
  • the report is in the 98% percentile compared to all 3,937,345 articles ever tracked by this statistical tool.


Abstract: Which country pays its chemists and chemical engineers the highest salaries? Where can I find a new job quickest? Which chemical sub-discipline offers most jobs? Reliable answers for these and other questions have been derived from the first European employment survey for chemists and chemical engineers, which was carried out in 2013. Here we publish the first general evaluation of the results of this survey.

© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Keywords: European chemistry; European chemists; chemist employment survey; chemists 

Programme for the
Sustainable Entrepreneurship School
28,29,30 September 2015

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Antonio Lagana, Perugia, IT (E.U.)
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A 3 days' module of the 642294 EJD TCCM ITN ErasmusDoctorate next September 28, 29 and 30. At this stage its programme is planned to be articulated as follows:

• D1: 9h-18h: Welcome, 4 Lectures, Visit the Madrid Scientific Park
• D2: 9h30-18h: 4 Lectures
• D3: 9h30-18h: 4 Lectures

Contributors from Italy, Slovenia and Spain.

European Poster Contest (Artworks)

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Gino Paolucci, Venice, IT (E.U.)

Finalist artworks are contained and visible to all people. The artworks can be used only for teaching purposes.

http://econsc.chem.auth.gr/contest/index.php?option=com_content§ionid=1&id=3

New Book Release: "Relevant Chemistry Education - From Theory to Practice"

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Ingo Eilks, University of Bremen, DE (E.U.)
flag_as-il_israel.gif and Avi Hofstein, Weizman Institute, IL (M.E.) 

Published by Sense Publishers. Download the flyer and order form:

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Learning Objects Competition in Chemistry 
Edition 2015-2016

How would you like chemistry to be taught?

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Gino Paolucci, Venice, IT (E.U.)

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Since one of the objectives of the ECNT is the optimization of the educational systems, the last edition of the Student Contest has been opened to the students and teachers of schools and universities on how they wanted Chemistry to be taught. The results obtained in the last year convinced us to repeat the same theme in the edition 2015-2016 of previous. In this edition we would like National coordinators ask more students (in particular the recent graduates) to participate to have their own opinion and their suggestions.


We’ll start again this year with a national phase. Deadline for uploading artworks is 31 December, 2015; and deadline for public voting is 31 January, 2016. The national coordinator will select the three best artworks based on the following parameters:

Number of votes: 35/100
Innovation: 35/100
Balance and depth level audience: 30/100

The three artworks (possibly translated in English) selected in the national phase will participate to the final international phase. The deadline for voting will be 15 February 2016. The finalist artworks will receive a Diploma.

Between all finalists the three best artworks will be selected by a Commission made by the National Coordinators who participated in the contest by using the same criteria as in the national phase and the results will be published at the end of February 2016.  The three artworks winners will be rewarded with an Android tablet to one of the Authors.

Dortmund-Bremen-Symposium on Chemical and Science Education 2016
May 26-28, 2016 - Dortmund, Germany

flag_eu-de_germany.gif by Ingo Eilks, Bremen, DE (E.U.) 

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The 23rd Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education will continue a long tradition begun in 1981 with the first symposium on chemical education organized by Hans-Jürgen Schmidt. The upcoming symposium will continue this tradition. It will be held at TU Dortmund University for its 2016 session. The 2016 symposium is titled Science Education Research and Practical Work”.

Visit the website: Click here


There is unanimous agreement that learning in the laboratory and experiments are essential parts of any student-oriented science education. However, many promises related to learning in the laboratory proofed in the past not to be self-evident. Research suggests that just using demonstrations or confirmatory type experiments will not dig out the vast potential of learning with experiments neither for developing an adequate understanding of the Nature of Science, nor will it contribute to the development of problem-solving and inquiry skills. A lot of research has been done in the last 40 years on learning in the laboratory, however there are still many questions unanswered yet (...)


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Green Chem 2016
September 4-8, 2016 - Venice, Italy

flag_eu-it_italia.gif by Pietro Tundo, Venice IT (E.U.)

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After Dresden, Moscow, Ottawa, Foz do Iguaçu and Durban, the IUPAC Green Chemistry Conference will move to Italy. The 6th IUPAC Green Conference (ICGC 2016) will be held in Venice next year, on 4-8 September, 2016.

Held every two years, the IUPAC Green Chemistry Conferences gather large number of scientists, technologists and experts from all over the world interested in disseminating and exchanging new ideas on sustainable chemistry and chemical technologies.


The program consists of five areas of interest. The main topics of the Conference are: 

  1. Molecular Innovation
  2. Biorefinery
  3. Energy and water
  4. Greener industrial processes
  5. Policy, Sustainability and Security

This Conference runs under the auspices of the National Research Council of Italy, the Italian National Committee for IUPAC, the Italian Society of Chemistry, the National Council of Chemists and the Green Chemistry Chair. 

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ECRICE 2016 - September 7-10, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

flag_eu-es_spain.gif by Fina Guitart, Barcelona ES (E.U.)

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Venue: ECRICE 2016 will be held in the Catalan Studies Institute which was created in 1907. It is the Catalan institution for science and culture, and is made up of many subsidiary societies, one of which is the Catalan Chemistry Society.

The building of the Catalan Studies Institute is the Convalescence Home (Casa de Convalescència – IEC) of the very first hospital in Barcelona (1401-1926). Originally it was in outskirts of Barcelona in the 17th century.

Host- Organizers: ECRICE 2016 will be organized by the Catalan Chemistry Society (SCQ. The delegates of Division of Education of EuCheMS of this society (SCQ) will lead this event in colaboration with the other delagates of EuCheMS Division of Education. 

ECRICE is the forum for researchers and teachers to exchange research experiences in Chemistry Education about teaching and learning Chemistry at all levels.

Topic for 2016

Inspiring Chemistry Education through Research 

The main ideas behind the topic are:

  • The research achievements and conclusions should inspire innovative teaching methods to teach new generations with new challenges.
  • There is often a gap between Chemistry Education and Research in Chemistry Education. We need to improve and inspire Chemistry Education by taking into account research data in this field.
  • The results of research in teaching and education should be adapted to the needs of teachers, and should be transfered and disseminate effectively  to the teaching community.



The Last ECRICE Meeting was held in 2014 in Jÿvaskÿla FI.
And the Last EuroVariety in Chemistry Teaching in 2015 in Tartu EE, thanks to Miia Ranikmae and her team, a rich and friendly event.

You can access the website of the The EuCheMS Division of Chemical Education at: https://sites.google.com/site/euchemsdivced/

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Conferences' Agenda 2015 - ...

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flag_eu-ee_estonia.gif EuroVariety 2015 - Tartu EE
     June 30 - July 3, 2015
     url:https://sisu.ut.ee/eurovariety/ 

flag_sa-br_brazil.gif International Society for the Philosophy of
     Chemistry (ISPC 2015)
- Rio de Janeiro BR
     July 28-30, 2015
     url:http://leseq.org/ispc-2015/ 

 flag_as-kr_korearep.gif IUPAC 2015 World Congress - Busan KR
     August 9-14, 2015
     url: www.iupac2015.org 

flag_eu-gr_greece.gif FineMedChem 2015 - Helsinki FI
     August 24-27, 2015
     url: http://finemedchem.fi 

 flag_na-mx_mexico.gif ChemSciE 2015 - Veracruz MX
     September 3-4, 2015
     url: www.uv.mx/icb/chemscie/

flag_eu-pl_poland.gif WmL'15 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile
     Learning - Lodz PL
     September 13-16, 2015
     url: http://www.fedcsis.org/2015/wml

flag_eu-gr_greece.gif IMA 2015 - Kalamata GR
     September 20-24, 2015
     url: www.ima2015.teikal.gr 

 flag_af-za_southafrica.gif ACRICE-2 2015 - Venda ZA
     November 22-27, 2015
     url:  https://sites.google.com/site/acrice2015

flag_eu-de_germany.gif Symposium on Chemical and Science
     Education 
2016
 - Dortmund, DE
     May 26-28, 2016
     url: click here

flag_as-my_malaysia.gif ICCE 2016 - Borneo, Sarawak, MY
     August 1-4, 2016
     url: click here

flag_eu-it_italia.gif Green Chem 2016 - Venice, IT
     September 4-8, 2016
     url:http://www.greeniupac2016

flag_eu-es_spain.gif ECRICE 2016 - Barcelona, ES
     September 7-10, 2016
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flag_sa-br_brazil.gif IUPAC 2017 Wolrd Congress - São Paulo, BR
     July 3-11, 2017
     url: www.sbq.org.br/IUPAC2017/ 

flag_eu-fr_france.gif IUPAC 2019 Wolrd Congress - Paris, FR