University of Tartu

Aims and activities of the organisation

University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. UT Institute of Chemistry is an established centre of analytical chemistry and metrology in chemistry (MiC) at European level, has initiated and/or is participating in several European collaboration projects. UT is the initiator of the Euromaster analytical chemistry consortium “Measurement Science in Chemistry”, participates in the pan-European training platform TrainMiC and is the Estonian designated institute in metrology in chemistry of the European Metrology organization EURAMET. UT participates in the European Metrology Research Programme EMPIR. In 2009, a new “Chemicum” building – one of the most modern in Northern Europe – was opened. UT has established an ISO 17025 accredited unit – Testing Centre, which besides offering analytical and metrological services to industry, also serves for students as model accredited laboratory environment. UT’s current (2021) QS Ranking is 285.

The role of the organisation in the project

As the coordinator of the EACH programme UT:

– serves as the admission office and the first entry point for the students of the EACH programme;

– maintains contact with the European Commission;

– ensures that all partners are equally informed on all aspects and both administrative and financial issues are jointly decided in the consortium;

– coordinates the work of the managing bodies of the consortium: Secretariat, Consortium Committee, and External Advisory Board;

– to collect feedback from the EACH programme students during and after the end of their studies and present the
results to the Consortium Committee, EACEA, and External Advisory Board.

The students spend their first study year at UT learning the fundamental concepts and skills of analytical chemistry, analytical quality, and metrology in chemistry, as well as the socio-economic aspects of analytical chemistry. Analytical quality and metrology are particular strengths of UT. Starting at UT ensures strong fundament for the students’ analytical chemistry education and also efficient levelling of their knowledge.

Address: Faculty of Science and Technology, Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu, Estonia

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Contact person: Prof. Ivo Leito

University Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Aims and activities of the organisation

The University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), named after the French physiologist Claude Bernard, is one of the three public universities of Lyon, France. UCBL is situated on 14 different geographical sites in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. The University largely contributes to the development of this region through its partnerships with local and national companies and the regional authorities. UCBL is multidisciplinary institution that is involved in the fields of higher education and research. The high academic level, in a wide variety of subjects ranging from the health sciences to science, technology, and sport studies, means that UCBL can count itself among the best of French universities. UCBL’s student population is nearly 48 000 of which 11 % are foreign students (representing 134 nationalities). The University is committed to more than 80 European Union projects (for example Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme “SINCHEM”, ERASMUS Academic Network ELLEIEC, etc.) and participates actively in The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

The role of the organisation in the project

The role of UCBL is to provide second-year specialisation in applied analytical chemistry, specifically focusing on industrial analytical chemistry, process control, and monitoring. At UCBL, the large Master Analyse et Contrôle study facility will be used. It is equipped with all modern instrumental techniques (LC-MS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, …), as well as facilities for sampling and sample preparation. In addition, the industrial facilities of the partners nearby Lyon will be extensively used as large part of the experimental work will take place in industry.

UCBL coordinates the consortium’s strategy of interaction with industry (finds internship possibilities, attracts funds from industry, and organisess joint applied research with industrial enterprises). UCBL also actively looks for additional funding sources from private/industrial sources, evaluates the chances of being successful, initiates and coordinates compilation of funding proposals.

Address: Secrétariat Master: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Bâtiment Berthollet, 22 Avenue Gaston Berger, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France.

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Contact person: Prof. Jérôme Randon

Uppsala University

Aims and activities of the organisation

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University (UU) is the oldest higher education centre in Scandinavia and one of Northern Europe’s most highly ranked universities (QS Ranking 2021: 124). With its extensive experience in running several major international projects in research and education, UU is actively involved in the EU cooperation programmes such as Lifelong Learning, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Asia-Link, and Leonardo da Vinci. UU participates in more than 100 FP7 research projects. Over the past few years, UU has been evaluated by several international scientific and scholarly expert panels. The results confirm that UU is a host to several world-leading research departments, among them the largest biomedical campus in Northern Europe, which is the home of the UU-s world-famous biomedical research direction. The field of separation science and mass spectrometry, playing the key role in the EACH programme, is a part of that research direction.

The role of the organisation in the project

The role of UU is to provide second-year specialisation in basic and applied analytical chemistry, specifically focusing on advanced separation science, mass spectrometry, and their applications in a variety of fields, such as proteomics, lipid analysis, and molecular diagnostics. With the common aim to enable solutions to diverse analytical problems, the master’s thesis topics offered by UU represent novel analytical possibilities for sampling, enrichment, nondiscriminating sample transfer, selective and efficient multidimensional separation, high-resolution mass spectrometry detection, and data handling. In addition, UU plans and performs activities for supporting sustainability related to funding from public sources. UU actively looks for additional funding sources from public funding agencies, evaluates the chances of being successful, initiates and coordinates compilation of funding proposals.

Address: Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Husargatan, SE-751 24, Uppsala, Sweden

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Contact person: Prof. Jonas Bergquist

Åbo Akademi University

Aims and activities of the organization

The first Academy in Åbo was founded in 1640. Åbo Akademi University (AAU) offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research opportunities to ca 6000 students.

The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry belongs to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Division for Natural Sciences and Technology. Analytical Chemistry is one of four units that constitute the Process Chemistry Centre (PCC), a Centre of Excellence of the Academy of Finland in 2000-2005 and 2006-2011. The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry is a European leader in basic studies of chemical sensors and process analytical chemistry as well as environmental and healthcare applications. In the area of chemical sensors, the laboratory is a world leader with 120 international publications and ca 3300 citations during 2006-2010. The laboratory coordinates several pan-European projects of chemical sensor design.

The role of the organisation in the project

The role of AAU is to provide second-year specialisation in applied analytical chemistry, specifically focusing on electrochemical sensors, electroanalytical chemistry, and advanced analytical devices. In addition, calls of invited scholars are coordinated by AAU. This consists of announcing the call, setting up the online application form, collecting the applications, initial screening of the applications for eligibility, and passing the documents to the Academic Board (AB) of the Consortium Committee (CC). The applicants will be ranked according to their level of expertise and area-wise suitability of their qualifications and the highest-ranked scholars will be invited.

Address: Biskopsgatan 8, 20500, Åbo-Turku, Finland

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Contact person: Prof. Johan Bobacka

The current composition of the Governing bodies of the EACH consortium is available here.

The current EACH consortium agreement (with non-public information removed) is available here.

The second evaluation report of the External Advisory council (Nov 2020) with responses from the consortium (Jan 2021) is available here (the first EAC evaluation report from 2017/2018 is available here).

Last modified: February 21, 2024