The Post-graduate Summer School on Green Chemistry 2018

Deadline:  31 March 2018
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 7-14 July 2018 in Venice, Italy


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.

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. Lectures (15 total) are scheduled as a morning session from 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM and an afternoon session from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. A certificate of participation will be given to all the participants. A poster session is planned: all attending students are strongly encouraged to present posters dealing with their research work. The best posters will be awarded. It is expected that, in this environment, students and instructors will find an informal and relaxed atmosphere, which will stimulate discussions, questions, a profitable exchange of ideas, and the beginning of new scientific collaborations.

Lectures will be at the level of state-of-the-art research contributions in the Green Chemistry field, but they will 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.

Main topics will be:

  • Chemistry beyond chlorine
  • New reaction pathways
  • Exploitation of renewable resources
  • Green Chemistry for cultural heritage restoration

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, for the cultural heritage field and metrics on green syntheses.


The Summer School is open to everybody.


Full registration fee: € 610,00 (€ 500,00 +22% VAT)

Discounts for special cases will be communicated at a later stage.

The fee includes for the whole period:

  • lectures
  • materials
  • administrative costs
  • accommodation costs in Venice
  • meals: breakfast and lunch
  • a boat trip on the Venetian Lagoon (to be confirmed)

Travel expenses are not included in the fee.

Funding will be available for some scholarships (about 10), awarded by the Scientific Committee of the School, to young talented students either from academia or industry coming from less-advantaged countries. 
Students eligible for a scholarship will be duly informed by the Organizing Committee.

Scholarships will cover in full or in part:

  • school fees
  • accommodation in Venice
  • travel from the country of residence which MUST be first approved by the Organizing Committee: students should purchase the two-way ticket personally and will be required to turn in receipts to the Organizing Committee; travel must be via the least expensive means of transportation


Students will be selected to attend the School on merit base up to a number of 60. The selection process will be carried out by the Scientific Committee and students who have been admitted will be directly informed via email by the Organizing Committee.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you do not receive the receipt by e-mail or if you have problems with the online application form please contact us at:

The official web-page.