The present edition of the Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry will be managed by IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD).

It will be the first one under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) umbrella and could be, therefore, the first of a new series of Summer Schools that might be held in other countries all over the world in the future editions.

The School



Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of a sustainable development on earth and required for reaching the 17 UN-Goals.

This first edition of the Post-graduate Summer School on Green Chemistry will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts and management of green and sustainable chemistry. IUPAC and ICGCSD are fully aware of their responsibility in working in the direction of Sustainable Development Through Green Chemistry.

Detailed information on IUPAC Summer School Project N° 2017-006-2-041 is available at this LINK.

The event has received the sponsorship of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

The Summer School on Green Chemistry will be held in Venice from 7 to 14 July 2018
The number of participants will be limited to 80 post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from all over the world. The age limit for attendees is 35 years. (A few exceptions to the age limit may be considered if well-documented).
It will consist of six lecture days. Lectures (20 total) are scheduled as a morning session from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM and an afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A certificate of participation will be given to all the participants.

The official language of the Conference is English.

NB: The Summer School lessons will end on Friday afternoon 13th July at 14.00.
The additional days Friday 13th afternoon and Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th won't be financially covered by the Summer School.
Who would like to stay for the weekend in Venice will have the opportunity to enjoy the Redentore Feast on 14th and 15th July: one the most important civil feasts in Venice with the Saturday 14th night phantasmagorical fireworks’ display in Saint Mark’s Basin and the Regatta del Redentore (Regatta of the Redeemer) on the Giudecca Canal on Sunday 15th

Participants who would decide to arrive before the 7th of July and/or leave after the 13th will have to pay at their own expense. To keep the same room at Junghans Residence and for payment please download the following ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM , fill and send it to  nicoletta.ongarato@esuvenezia.it and  claudia.grespi@esuvenezia.it  who will fully take care of your request.

It is expected that, in this environment, students and instructors will find an informal and relaxed atmosphere, which will stimulate discussions, questions, a profitable exchange of ideas, and the beginning of new scientific collaborations.

The Summer School will be in part hosted at the prestigious Palazzo Ducale thanks to the collaboration with the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the City of Venice and Lagoon.

The second prestigious location is the 6th Century Cultural Centre Don Orione Artigianelli, inside an old monastery, in a private and quiet place in the city centre of Venice, behind Gallerie dell’Accademia with direct overview on the Zattere quayside and on Giudecca Canal.


The poster session will be held on Sunday afternoon 8th July and Tuesday afternoon 10th July at the Cultural Centre Don Orione Artigianelli and the best posters will be awarded on Friday morning 13th July at Palazzo Ducale by the sponsors Eni, L'Oréal, PhosAgro and OPCW the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

All attending students are expected to present posters dealing with their research work.

Students are requested to send their poster title, a brief abstract (max 1 page) and three keywords to the Organizing Committee writing to  green.chemistry@unive.it

The deadline for the abstract submission is 15th June 2018

Poster format
Size: 120 cm height x 85 cm width
A0 format could be also accepted
Download the poster template

Publishing opportunities

The School will provide the further opportunity of publishing the students' poster abstracts and the teachers' lecture ones on the Summer School final Proceedings.

Agreements are now undergoing to have the most outstanding and original contributions of both teachers and students published on ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering as a Special Issue, after the usual peer-review process.


Lectures will be at the level of state-of-the-art research contributions in the Green Chemistry field, but they will also cover background material. Existing clean chemical processes, case histories, and topics related to current research in Green Chemistry will be explained in order to familiarize students with the strategies behind designing “greener” synthetic routes.

Also according to the students' abstracts received, the Summer School main topics are:

  • Renewables & Green Energy
  • New Reaction Pathways
  • Green Materials
  • Reaction Media
  • Analytical Chemistry & Green Chemistry for Restoration

  • Renewables & Green Energy
  • New Reaction Pathways
  • Green Materials
  • Reaction Media
  • Analytical Chemistry & Green Chemistry for Restoration

A research policy session will be addressed to the issues which steer the Green Chemistry at the industrial, academic and governmental levels. Also in view of the need to anticipate the evolution of environmental regulations, for the chemical industry, for the cultural heritage field and metrics on green syntheses.