The ASC network
5 European universities, ASC partners since 2005, have been working together to design and implement a joint master course in Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry:
University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy
University of Helsinki, Finland
Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland
University of Leipzig, Germany
University Lille1, France (Coordinating institution)
This European master’s course has been funded and awarded the Erasmus Mundus label by the European Commission twice for the periods 2008-2014 and currently for 2015-2020 and is now highly recognized. The program includes a mandatory mobility within the ASC consortium and is taught in English in all universities.
Over the years, the ASC consortium has developed links with 14 associated partners: global industrial partners producing spectrometers (Bruker, Magnetech) as well as regional competitiveness clusters (MATIKEM in Lille, NEU in Leipzig). A privileged partnership has also been established with great research facilities such as Synchroton SOLEIL in France and ELETTRA in Italy.
This large academic and industrial network merges its state of the art equipment and expertise to offer international students a high quality education program covering the application of spectroscopic techniques to chemistry in a broad sense, leading to careers in chemical analysis and characterization of the structure of materials in the fields of molecular synthesis, biology, nanotechnologies, modeling, pharmacy, green chemistry, materials, and sustainable energies.