Associated partners

Non – educational partners

  • SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Tartu Laboratory of the Health Board
  • Rautaruukki Oyj
  • Tallinna Vesi AS
  • SRA Instruments
  • IFP Energies nouvelles
  • Insitut des Sciences Analytiques
  • PerkinElmer SAS
  • SYKE
  • Coimbra Group asbl


  • Tongji University
  • University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”
  • University of Zagreb
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • University of Regensburg
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • Saint-Petersburg State University
  • Dublin City University, National Centre for Sensor Research
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • University of Oulu
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science Society – BITS

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary institute in a range of sectors, a national institute for technical testing, evaluation and quality assurance, and related research and development of measurement and testing techniques. SP carries the national responsibility for metrology as it is appointed as the National Measurement Laboratory for all measurement quantities of the SI system. SP’s major activities are testing and research assignments and advisory services for Swedish government, industry and national and international authorities. Metrology in chemistry (MiC) and analytical chemistry are among particular strengths of SP. Researchers of SP have participated in compiling numerous authoritative international guidelines in MiC issued by Eurachem, CITAC and Nordtest. SP offers training to laboratory practitioners on a regular basis. SP participates in the pan-European MiC training platform TrainMiC.

SP has long experience in supporting laboratories with the necessary tools for measurement quality by writing guidelines, organizing workshops and training courses for chemists working in analytical laboratories. From this basis, SP offers support to EACH in teaching, especially seminars and practice-oriented case studies in analytical chemistry and metrology in chemistry.  Additionally, SP hosts the EACH students for their practical placements  and offers research topics for master’s theses and, if necessary, also laboratory facilities for their realization.  SP has agreed to offer stipends or other monetary compensation to the trainees of the EACH programme who do their practical  training at SP.

Address: Brinellgatan 4, SE-501 15, Borås, Sweden

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Tartu Laboratory of the Health Board


TLHB is a laboratory of the Estonian Health Board, which is a state agency under the Ministry of Social Affairs. TLHB is a leading food analysis laboratory in Estonia, doing analysis of food composition, content of vitamins, food additives and contaminants; analysis of pesticide residues in food; microbiological studies of food; chemical and microbiological
analysis of drinking and natural waters. TLHB was among the first Estonian labs to be ISO 17025 accredited. Now TLHB is the national reference laboratory in several fields, such as determination of certain groups of pesticides, polycyclic aromatics and polychlorobiphenyls in food. TLHB has long-standing collaboration with UT. Numerous UT chemistry students have over the years made their BSc, master’s or PhD projects at TLHB. The benefit has been mutual – students have worked in the very good facilities of TLHB and the results of the projects (novel methods, validation, problem solving) have been put into everyday use at TLHB.

TLHB will offer research topics for master’s theses and if necessary also laboratory facilities for their realization.  It will also serve as a potential venue for practical placements. The major parts of the students’ master’s theses  will be done in the second year universities, but initial experiments can be carried out during the first year and here the possibilities of TLHB can be very useful. Also, if a master’s thesis will involve developing a novel analytical procedure, then TLHB can eventually be the lab that puts the procedure into practice.
Practitioners of TLHB will participate in lectures given at UT,  and support the programme from the “practitioner’s perspective”. TLHB will participate in mentoring and quality assurance of the EACH programme by nominating a staff member to the programme’s External Advisory Board.

Address: Põllu 1a, 50303, Tartu, Estonia

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Rautaruukki Oyj


Rautaruukki Oyj (Ruukki) is a leading Scandinavian steelworks company. The company has a high-level laboratory for determination of chemical composition of final products (steel), semiproducts (raw steel, iron, coke, burnt lime etc.), byproducts (raw benzene, coal tar, steel slags, blast furnace slag, etc.), raw materials (coal, iron ore, lime stone etc.), process waters, process gases and environmental samples at Raahe Steelworks. The laboratory is FINAS T010 accredited according to ISO 17025. The main instrumentation include 5 spark-OES`s, 3 XRF`s, 2 AAS`s, 3 GC`s, IC, FTIR, spectrophotometers and titrators.

Address: Rautaruukintie 155, FI-92101, Raahe, Finland

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Tallinna Vesi AS


Tallinna Vesi is the largest water production and wastewater treatment company in Estonia. It supplies drinking water to the city of Tallinn and treats Tallinn’s wastewater. The company environmentally active, it is ISO 14001 certified and has invested heavily in environmentally friendly wastewater treatment technologies. As a result, the effluents disposed of into the Gulf of Tallinn are even less polluted than the water in the gulf.
In order to monitor the quality of the drinking water and wastewater/effluents, the company operates a laboratory unit of two laboratories. The unit is accredited to the ISO 17025 and is among the best analytical laboratories in Estonia.

Address: Ädala 10, 10614, Tallinn, Estonia

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Already 10 years, Antelia develops and markets innovative systems (for example gas chromatography etc) for its customers who are active in different fields (industry, environment, research … ) .

Address: 9 chemin de la Brocardiere, 69570, Dardilly, France

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SRA Instruments

With over 25 years of experience in the field of gas chromatography and micro gas chromatography analysis, SRA Instruments has developed a highly competitive know-how that enables to offer dedicated solutions to meet the analytical needs of Industry, Research and Environment.

Address: 150 rue des sources, 69280, Marcy l’étoile, France

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IDEEL is an institute of excellence for low-carbon technology that has been set up to develop the innovations that will help build the clean factories of the future.

IDEEL was born out of the French national IEED (Institutes of Excellence for low-carbon energies) programme. The company’s mission is to develop innovative solutions that make industrial processes cleaner and more efficient as well as to transform industrial waste into marketable products or even new sources of energy. The company has at its disposal a wide range of high-level competences including: Multi-scale digital simulation, Industrial analysis, Environmental evaluation.

Address: Rond-Point de l’échangeur , 69360 Solaize, France

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Avenisense is a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded sensing instruments for process control & conditional maintenance. The company provides fluid property sensors that equip analyzers, engines, turbines & grid installations, worldwide. These technology bricks enhance the profitability, safety of industrial processes, and play a key role in reducing the maintenance cost of lubricated machineries.


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Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With historical anchorage in Europe, Solvay’s products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance.

Address: Rue de Ransbeek 310, 1120, Bruxelles, Belgium

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Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents. Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability. Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems and a strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meet its customers’ needs as well as to continue to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions.

Address: 34, rue de l’Industrie – 67166 WISSEMBOURG, France

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IFP Energies novelles

IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment.

Address: 1 & 4 AVENUE DE BOIS PREAU -92500 RUEIL MALMAISON, France

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Insitut des Sciences Analytiques

Analytical Sciences Institute (ASI) is the largest analytical chemistry specialized research center in Europe, based in the City of Lyon (France). With 200 scientists, engineers, technicians and its unique technical platform (inorganic, organic and molecular analysis, split and speciation, binding) and state-of-the-art equipments (high power mass spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatographic binding (HLPC)/ NMR / mass spectrometry…) ASI aims to coach the growth of « cleaner and safer » industrial processes, thanks to online and all-the-time control systems development. Moreover, analytic sciences fulfill a mission of better knowledge of the impact of human activities on ecosystems through wider and wider investigation spectrum.

Address: 5 rue de la Doua – 69100 Villeurbanne, France

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PerkinElmer SAS

Backed by an outstanding team of 7,600 employees and located in over 150 countries across the world, PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health, for the better. PerkinElmer provides the customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes.

Address: 16 avenue du Québec – 91140 Villebon-sur-Yvette, France

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Arkema is France’s leading chemicals producer. The Arkema group was created in October 2004, following the reorganization of Total’s Chemicals branch. Thanks to innovation, targeted acquisitions and investments in emerging countries, it has become a recognized world player in the field of specialty chemicals.

Address: 420, rue d’Estienne  d’Orves – 92700 COLOMBES, France

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Finnish Environment Institute is a research institute and a centre of expertise providing knowledge and solutions enabling sustainable development. SYKE forms part of Finland’s national environmental administration. The activities of SYKE take place in seven centres: the Freshwater, Marine Research, Natural Environment, Consumption and Production, Environmental Policy, Data and Information, and Laboratory centres. The main tasks of these centres are research, development and production of various services.

Address: Mechelininkatu 34a, P.O.Box 140, FI-00251 Helsinki Finland

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Coimbra Group asbl

Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European educational policy and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience.

Address: rue d’Egmont 11 – 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Tongji University


Tongji University is a comprehensive university with a wide range of research areas. As one of the leading higher educations institutions in China it has been in recent years provided with substantial government funding and Department of Chemistry of Tongji has gradually developed into an outstanding teaching and research center which employs 40 administrative and technical staff and ca 50 professors. Currently, chemistry research is primarily focused on biological and environmental analysis, green chemistry, energy, functional nano materials, etc.
Especially relevant for our cooperation are the Bachelor’s programme in “Applied Chemistry” and in “Chemical Engineering and Techniques“. The university has developed close links with industry which enables the students to receive first hand experience in the most recent developments of industrial analytical chemistry. Tongji’s World University Ranking 2010 is 388.

As one of our partners in East Asia, Tongji University, in particular Department of Chemistry, will play an active role in marketing of the EACH programme in the region and promoting it to its students and academic staff.

Address: Department of Chemistry, Siping Rd, 200092, Shanghai, China

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University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”


The University of Urbino was founded by Duke Guidobaldo I in 1506. The University of Urbino has around 20,000 students and is known for the quality of its teaching and research. The size and organization of the University encourage a direct relationship between students and teachers and allow students to take full advantage of all campus services and facilities.
The latest national report evaluating scientific research (CIVR, the Italian Committee for the Evaluation of Research) ranked the University of Urbino first in several areas including chemical sciences. The university is a leading center of analytical chemistry research in the Southern Europe and is known worldwide for its innovative developments in the field of separation sciences and mass spectrometry: design of novel stationary phases for liquid chromatography, and novel mass-spectrometric instrumentation as well as miniaturization of analytical devices and development on analytical methods.

The University of Urbino “Carlo Bo” will play an active role in the EACH programme by promoting the programme to its students and contributing to the scientific quality and innovativeness of teaching.

Address: Piazza  Rinascimento 6, 61029, Urbino, Italy

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University of Zagreb


The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University is the strongest higher education institution in Croatia. With its connections with more than 100 institutions of higher education throughout Europe and other continents, our University offers a warm welcome to all its guests from abroad.
The contemporary Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology of the University of Zagreb has a long tradition in science and education since 1919, and has therefore influenced greatly the very emergence and development of modern chemical industry in South-Eastern Europe.
The analytical research in the faculty is primarily focused on advanced separation science, especially in the field of emerging contaminants. The faculty regularly organizes international conferences of separation science.

Address: Marulićev trg 19, 10 000, Zagreb, Croatia

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Universitat de les Illes Balears


UIB is a modern and multidisciplinary University with ca. 1,219 lecturers providing higher education to 14.000 students annually. Through its faculties and schools it offers 34 master and 28 PhD programmes, as well as summer courses and many other lifelong training programmes. UIB has well-established experience in mobility, via different actions of the LLP-Erasmus Programme (SMS, STA, STT, IP), Leonardo, and other programmes.
UIB has become consolidated over the years as a prestigious research institution (6 Research Centres) at national and international level. Its highly specialized technical staff and numerous laboratories, equipped with cutting edge technology, attract researchers and students worldwide seeking for good quality and scientific knowledge in different fields, including chemistry. UIB is particularly well known for its frontier research in analytical chemistry, focused on automation and miniaturization of analytical devices.

Address: Son Lledó, Cra. de Valldemossa, 07122, Palma, Spain

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University of Regensburg


The University of Regensburg, founded in 1962, has developed into a renowned German centre of teaching and research with a strong tradition in international cooperation. The university provides a broad variety of disciplines, a favourable student-teacher ratio and excellent facilities, located on a modern campus. There are currently around 18,500 students enrolled, including 1,400 international students.
Research is the university’s principal duty and its foundation for expert teaching. The University of Regensburg has an analytical chemistry group that is among the leading ones in the field of optical chemo- and biosensors. This includes also emerging areas, such as probes for nano-particles.

Address: Universitätsstraße 31, 93053, Regensburg, Germany

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University of Shanghai for Science and Technology


University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is located in the north-east of Shanghai, China. It can be traced back to University of Shanghai founded in 1906. USST has established inter-university and scientific research relationships with over ten universities from countries such as Germany, America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland and Russia. On the basis of long cooperation, USST has actively developed joint international university programs, and has established 12 joint international schools and 16 joint majors with foreign universities. They include The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, America), Hamburg University for Applied Sciences (Germany), Montreal University (Canada) and others. So far over 1800 master or bachelor level students have been involved in the joint programmes. The present research for analytical chemistry is focused on fluorescence analysis and nano-electroanalysis.

Address: Jun Gong Road 516, 200093, Shanghai, China

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Saint-Petersburg State University


Founded in 1724, St. Petersburg State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia.  During the 285 years of its existence, our University secured the right to be acknowledged as one of the best institutions of higher education in Russia: its rich history, modern large-scale research activities, development and innovations make University ahead of the curve in the Russian science.
In November 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law granting St. Petersburg State University the special status of “a unique scientific and education complex”. Currently a new research centres are opened in the Faculty of Chemistry  that will promote high-quality cooperation between St. Petersburg State University and  the EACH programme.

Address: Universitetskaya nab 7-9, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Dublin City University, National Centre for Sensor Research


The unit participating in the project , NCSR, is a state-of-the-art research facility hosting over 250 researchers and several large-scale research initiatives including the Centre’s for Science Engineering and Technology, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (, the CLARITY Centre (, the strategic research cluster, Irish Separations Science Cluster (ISSC) (, the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform ( and the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub ( The NCSR is one of the most successful research centres in Ireland today.  To quote from a report generated by the World Technology Evaluation Centre (WTEC) ‘NCSR is now world class with one of the strongest overall sensor research efforts worldwide.’ The NCSR has received funding in excess of €50 million for research projects.

Address: Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Dublin, Ireland

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Nebraska Wesleyan University


Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) is an independent higher education institution in Lincoln, Nebraska. NWU enrolls approximately 1550 traditional-age undergraduates on a highly-residential campus, and 600 adult students in selected baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. The university has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1914. NWU programs are intended not only to develop academic excellence but to prepare students as contributors to society regardless of professional field. NWU centers of excellence include the natural sciences; the chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. With primary roles as teachers and research mentors, NWU faculty are encouraged to engage in international experiences. A significant proportion of NWU students complete study abroad. Numerous NWU students have received national honors including the Fulbright and Boren scholarships (international projects).

Address: Saint Paul Avenue 5000, 68504 – 2794, Lincoln (NE), United States

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University of Oulu


The University of Oulu (UO) is an international research university, whose core strength lies in multidisciplinary basic research and  high-quality education based on it. Founded in 1958, UO is among the largest in Finland and has an exceptionally wide scientific base. Its World University Ranking is 313. In its activities, the university draws on the quality and breadth of its scientific programmes, state-of-the-art research and educational technology. The university’s concentrated research policy channels the efforts of researchers into four focus areas: Bio-sciences and Health; Environment, Natural Resources and Materials; Information Technology; Cultural Identity and Interaction. The first two areas strongly rely on analytical chemistry, in particular inorganic and trace element analysis. In this field of analytical chemistry UO is the leader in Finland and among the leaders in Europe.

Address: P.O. BOX 8000, FI- 90014 University of Oulu, Finland

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus


BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus, is a new Campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani) University (an all-India Institution for higher education declared as deemed to be university established under Section 3 of the UGC Act. in 1964). The University is privately supported, fully residential and offers programs leading to B.E. (Hons.), Integrated M.Sc. (Hons.), M.E. and PhD degree. The university also offers educational programs for working professionals under its Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP).

Established in July 2004, the Department of Chemistry at BITS, Pilani -KK Birla Goa Campus has marked its presence in Academia within India and abroad. The department is focused in both teaching and high quality research (basic and multidisciplinary) in the frontier areas of chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Computational) and its interface with allied disciplines. The department is well equipped with state of the art research facility and had established collaborations with various national and international laboratories within this short period. The department is offering integrated M.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry program and the Ph.D. program.

Address: Department of Chemistry, NH 17B Road, Zuarinagar – 403726, Goa, India

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Last modified: November 25, 2016