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University of Silesia in Katowice

  • Polski
  • English
Faculty of Science and Technology
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DISCIPLINE – CHEMISTRY

During the Vinci Summer School chemistry workshops, students will learn, among others: to characterise aromatic compounds, explain phase changes occurring in nature and everyday life, learn the most important issues of materials thermodynamics as well as recognise the role of chemometrics and its methods in effective product quality testing. They will also learn the importance of photochemical and photophysical properties of vitamin B12 derivatives. Then they will carry out individual research projects under the supervision of tutors specialising in the research topic chosen by the student. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the specifics of research work and the latest scientific research conducted by the research teams of the Institute of Chemistry.

The school’s program includes 76 hours of classes in English with the following elements:

Basic lecture

Basic lecture classes (18 x 45 min). Depending on the target group’s profile and research interests, classes will be carried out on topics related to the discipline chosen by the student: computer science, chemistry, physics, or material science and engineering.

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Workshops

Specialist workshops in research teams (30 x 45 min). Each candidate will declare their willingness to cooperate with a given research team at the recruitment stage, selecting the appropriate topic. These will be stationary classes carried out in modern research laboratories. .

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Online lecture

Online lectures will be conducted by experienced foreign professors specializing in the proposed topics (8 x 45 min).

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