The Leuphana Campus building with students outdoors

Summer School

Summer School on
Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development

The Summer School is an annual event jointly organized by the ISC3 Research and Education Hub and the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. During the program participants learn about the latest developments around the concepts of Sustainable Chemistry including chemicals management. The summer school has been held since 2015.

Target audience of the Summer School are postgraduates, PhD-students as well as young professionals from industry, public authorities, research and non-governmental organizations professionally interested in the topic of Sustainable Chemistry as a cross-cutting issue. The international trainers’ team consists of scientists and practitioners actively operating in sustainable chemistry-related fields or international

The program comprises lectures, practical exercises, case studies, group discussions, a field trip and a laboratory tour to exemplify important aspects of Sustainable Chemistry. Due to the pandemic, the Summer School took place as a virtual event for the last 2 years and will also be held online this year from 25 to 29 July 2022.
At the end of the Summer School the participants will receive a certificate.


The focus changes every year according to the ongoing discussion on Sustainable Chemistry. Topics dealt with so far are:
  • “Hydrogen Economy” (2022),
  • “Agriculture” (2021),
  • “Water” (2020),
  • “Renewable Energy” (2019),
  • “Sustainable Building and Living” (2018),
  • "Sustainable Chemistry and e-Waste" (2017),
  • "Sustainable Textiles" (2016) and
  • "Sustainable Chemistry in International Cooperation" (2015).

For more information on this year's Summer School and other upcoming events in the field of Sustainable Chemistry, visit our
Event Calendar