Students from all continents join the 4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre


From the 24th to the 28th of September students, postgraduates and young professionals from South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, gathered at the ISC3 Research & Education Hub hosted by Leuphana University (Luneburg, Germany) to understand and discuss the latest developments of the concepts of sustainable chemistry and chemicals management and its significance for construction materials and habitation.

Prof. Klaus Kümmerer (ISC3 Research & Education Hub/Leuphana University) and participants of the Summer School at Leuphana University Luneburg; Copyright: Leuphana/ Patrizia Jäger

The 4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development: Construction Materials and Habitation was organized by ISC3 Research and Education Hub together with the Leuphana University of Luneburg. Experts from the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (United Nations Environment Programme), United Nations Industrial Development Organization, German Environment Agency (UBA), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), N³ Thinking Ahead Dr. Friege & Partners, Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia IUPAC, and the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry of Leuphana University contributed to the scientific program of the summer school. Their lectures resulted in increased awareness regarding the differences between green and sustainable chemistry, international chemicals management, chemical leasing, life cycle assessment, sources of data and software tools useful for sustainable chemistry, as well as about workspace and laboratory safety. Moreover, during the lectures and workshops dedicated to the construction materials and habitation topic participants and experts from the field identified existing problems and discussed possible more sustainable solutions. Recent steps towards sustainable buildings and habitation and practical use of new, more sustainable building materials and technologies were demonstrated during the excursion to “International Building Exhibition” in Hamburg.

Participants returned to their countries highly motivated to implement sustainable chemistry in their work and everyday life, and to contribute into sustainable development.

The 5th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry will take place in September 2019. For more information please visit: Upcoming Events