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Leiden Institute of Chemistry

Research schools in chemistry

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry actively participates in several national research schools for MSc and PhD students. These schools are consortia that stimulate collaboration between research groups of the different participating Dutch universities. The research schools also offer advanced training for MSc students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the form of elective courses, excellence programmes and summer schools.

Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC)

The Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry is a consortium of four Dutch Universities: the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam (VU), Leiden University (UL) and the Radboud University (RU). The HRSMC research school mainly focuses on creating the conditions for a successful collaboration between the participating research groups and offering an extensive training programme for PhD students in the participating research groups. The topics cover a broad range of molecular chemistry: from inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry to crystallography and mass spectrometry. An overview of courses and schools can be found on the HRSMC website.

In addition, the HRSMC Class of Excellence is an honours programme (15 EC) that covers the three areas of Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Theory, to be taken on top of the MSc Chemistry programme.

Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)

Dutch university research groups active in all areas of catalysis participate in the research school NIOK, which stands for ‘Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Katalyse’ (Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research). NIOK acts as the platform and sparring partner for national and international contacts on catalysis with academia, industry and government. NIOK considers education of young researchers of prime importance and offers many courses for MSc and PhD students. An overview of courses and schools can be found on the NIOK website.

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