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About the programme
The EMM-ChIR is a complete and flexible programme preparing professionals qualified to deal with all aspects of chemical safety and chemical sustainability.
The University partners of the ChIR consortium are:
-Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (IT),
-University of Barcelona (ES)
-University of Algarve in Faro (PT).
The multicultural environment fosters innovation while exploring the most recent trends on chemical circular economy and sustainability To ensure a toxic-free environment, modern society demands chemicals strategies for sustainability. International chemical regulations such as the European REACH are an essential step in the direction of a green, safe and sustainable chemistry, promoting innovation to design safer chemicals and search for innovative chemical applications. Knowledge of regulations and sensitivity towards safety and preservation issues are the prerequisite that motivate the chemists to make sustainability the center of their interest. The graduate will be charged to respond to these societal needs through the design of innovative chemicals and innovative technologies for their production. The knowledge of the design of alternative chemical substances, of the activity-structure relationships, of the green synthetic methods, of the catalysis techniques, of the use of alternative solvents, of the issues of recycle and environmental impacts will be the scientific basis to formulate research and innovation proposals. Knowledge of basic economic issues will provide graduates with the required reference framework.
The master duration is 2 years: 1 year of taught modules in one of the Universities of the consortium and 1 year of internship, research project and thesis. Teaching takes place in one of the Universities of the consortium by Lecturers from all the partner institutions. The Host University rotates every year. In the 2nd year each student moves to a second country of the consortium to complete the internship, research project and thesis. Part of the research project can be done in collaboration with one of the associated partner institutions of the Consortium either in Europe, in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Argentina or Uruguay. The final Qualification obtained is a Join Master Degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation awarded by the three Universities of the ChIR Consortium.
5 reasons to enroll in the degree program
1. Build your own personalized study plan to become familiar with the management of chemicals'safety and the design of innovative products and processes
2. Travel while learning, visitingat least two different EU Countries, and possibly a third EU country or UK, USA, South America and Asia.
3. Study in a truly multicultural environment, learning from international experts and working with colleagues from all over the world.
4. Gain a European Joint Master Diploma from a programme selected by the European Commission as anexample of excellence in european higher education
5. Improve your English and learn new languages! The teaching language is English but a local language "survival" course is offered to all students.
The minimum requirements for admission to the Masters are:
1) Strong Academic Background in appropriate disciplines, meaning that candidates must hold a high education diploma issued by a competent High Education authority attesting the completion of a degree equivalent to a 1st cycle (180 ECTS), in a field where Chemistry plays an important role. This may be a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Clinical Analysis, Medicine, etc.
2) Demonstrated command of the English language, meaning that the candidate must prove he/she can understand, speak and write English proficiently enough to take the majority of modules, which are taught in English. For more information, visit www.emmcchir.org/apply/
Study grants and subsidies
The Master Degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation – ChIR is supported by the Erasmus Mundus program and the higher ranked candidates who apply within the Erasmus Mundus deadlines (February 15th, 2021) will be considered for Erasmus Mundus studentships according to the rules defined by the European Commission such as of geographical balance.
Further information on study grants and subsidies can be found here: https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/exemptions-and-incentives/exemptions-and-incentives
Tuition fees exemptions
Information on tuition fees exemptions can be found here: https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/tuition-fees-and-exemptions