ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre


Sustainable Chemistry has to be moved forward and implemented on a global level. One important building block for that is education. Courses are already available, however mainly focussed on green chemistry, i.e. synthesis and product related topics. For a proper understanding of sustainable chemistry, though, know-how about circular economy and recycling, different resources, new business and service models, regulations, international chemicals management, environmental chemistry, toxicology and economics is of high importance too! However, most often these issues are not being addressed in existing courses.

The research hub screens, assesses, develops and implements international study programs of sustainable chemistry together with suitable partners. It offers such courses and trainings on a global level and helps interested third parties such as universities or authorities especially from developing countries to establish such programs in their institutions and to run them independently.

As part of education, the research hub holds each year the Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry (S3C) which addresses not just academia but also aims to interlink young academics with professionals from authorities, companies and non-governmental organisations. The summer school is complemented by the annual Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.