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Project V4 Summer School on Smart Analytical Science - V4SSSAS

Logotype of the Visegrad FundThe project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary,  Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for  sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe


Project V4 Summer School on Smart Analytical Science - V4SSSAS (Project id.22310207)
SMART Analytical Science should be recognized as: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-related chemical analysis. It should address a particular target/analyte, enable for quantification, being possible to achieve at available resources and offering the result in acceptable time. All of these should be achieved using lab-built analytical systems basing on green components and expert systems. Such approach to performing the chemical analysis fits perfectly in the contemporary development of modern science. Nevertheless, the awareness on new possibilities offered by new materials and electronics as well as new needs and areas of exploitation is limited, especially as during pandemic restriction researchers’ mobility decreased cutting down available hands-on trainings. Nevertheless, the current Eurostat statistics indicate that mobility of researchers is still recognized as important and participation in exchanges, conferences and trainings help in professional development. Thus putting the particular impact on the raising competences in the field of design, construction and wide application of smart analytical devices is of great importance. Such activities are of special importance in Central Europe, struggling with ongoing inflation, cuts on research and development and energy crisis, when the important solution is the development of science and as the consequence - economy.
To fill this gap Applicant plans to run the V4 Summer School on Smart Analytical Science for PhD candidates, young researchers and experienced researchers willing to continuously develop their skills and knowledge. Indeed, there are also other intensive courses offered to researchers, but they are usually strictly oriented to one or few but closely related analytical techniques, thus there is space for wider presentation of new solutions in analytical chemistry (hard skills) as well as putting some impact on soft skills, as successful scientific writing. The Summer school will be preceded with a series of online lectures introducing the participants into the field of smart analytical science. These lectures will be presented by Partners’ representatives, showing their experience in the field and leaving space for discussion afterwards. To stimulate discussion chairman/chairwoman will be invited from Partners’ institutions. The participation in V4SSSAS will also assist in networking between young researchers from V4 countries and institutions previously gathered in the V4 Platform “Flow analysis and capillary electrophoresis” developed recently (IVF project id. 21930006).


Logo of Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties, where nearly 4,000 academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40,000 students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study. The eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centers from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also a home to about 150 student societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion. 

The first chair of chemistry in the Jagiellonian University was established at 1782. Originally part of other Faculties (Medicine, Philosophy, and Math-Phys-Chem), in 1981 the chair was elevated to the status of an independent Faculty of Chemistry. Nowadays, Faculty offers the access to modern instrumentation supporting research efforts in all major sub-disciplines of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical, biological, chemical technology, crystallochemistry) as well as in chemistry-related interdisciplinary areas. The total average number of students at BSc, MSc and PhD levels - studying chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental protection, and chemistry of the sustainable development - amounts up to 1,300 every year. 

Project coordinator:

dr hab. Michał Woźniakiewicz, prof. UJ
tel. +48 12 686 24 06
Faculty of Chemistry, Gronostajowa 2 , 30 - 387 Krakow, Poland


Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Czech Republic 

Charles University, the first university established in Central Europe, was founded by Charles IV, the Czech King and Roman Emperor, in 1348. At present Charles University has seventeen faculties altogether, out of which fourteen are seated in Prague while the other three are located in important Czech towns of Hradec Králové and Plzeň. 

The Faculty of Pharmacy, with its seat in the town of Hradec Králové, was established in 1969. This Faculty of Pharmacy has continued in the old and long-time tradition of the education of pharmacy at Charles University. Presently it is the most prestigious Faculty of Pharmacy in Czech Republic, with about 1600 students, including a lot of foreign students. 


Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland

Faculty of Chemistry (FCh), University of Warsaw is considered one of the most potent research and teaching centers in the field of chemistry in Poland. For many years, the FCh has been assessed as the best unit in the country in terms of education of chemists. It has a strong position in education and research being the top institution in its field, maintaining the status of National Centre of Scientific Excellence. At present, there are more than 130 scientific projects at the department funded by NCBR, NCN, FNP, POWER, Horizon 2020, Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars the University of Warsaw was located at the 96th place worldwide and took 3rd place in Europe, which was achieved mainly due to the contributions of the Faculty of Physics and the FCh. Within the years 2013-2017, the FCh was ranked first in all prestigious domestic rankings in the field of chemistry. Furthemore, in the yearly QS World University Rankings, in the category of chemistry, the FCh was located between positions 250-300. 


Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i. (IAC), Czech Republic

Logotype of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the CASScientific activities of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the CAS are focused on the research and development in the field of analytical methods. The main research directions are related to the rapid expansion of knowledge in biological sciences, especially in genomics, proteomics, medicine, human health and environmental protection. Activities of the Institute contribute to improvements in general knowledge and level of education. Research results are published in scientific journals and books. Some of them are registered as patents. 


Faculty of Chemistry, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

The Gdańsk University of Technology undertakes the ‘University of Many Generations’ mission. Our university is the first higher education school in the Pomeranian region that offers a range of free, practical classes for people of all ages. It provides access to knowledge at all stages of education, from graduate, master's and doctoral levels (including implementation doctorate) to participating in scientific research, grants and projects. The mission of the Faculty of Chemistry is closely related to the mission of the Gdańsk University of Technology – a research university.
We conduct scientific research at a high national and international level. Our scientific unit was appreciated by receiving as many as two A+ categories during the last parameterization. We obtained A+ categories in both fields taught at the Faculty of Chemistry, i.e. in the field of chemical sciences and chemical engineering.
For over 75 years, we have delivered teaching in Polish to thousands of students in the fields of chemistry, technology and biotechnology. Our students find employment in industry and research laboratories, as well as at universities and in public administration, both in Poland and abroad, and we proudly follow their achievements.


Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia 

Logotype of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in BratislavaComenius University Bratislava, a modern European university, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Within its thirteen faculties, it offers over 900 study programmes including medicine, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, theology, and many more. Comenius University is a research institution that maintains hundreds of domestic and international research projects and collaborations.
Faculty of Natural Sciences, established at Comenius University in 1940, is one of the most prominent scientific and educational institutions in Slovakia. This is evidenced by the number of new discoveries and research achievements in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. The faculty carries out the research and education in five specialist sections, which provide 13 bachelor study programs, 2 of which are taught in English (Environmental Studies and Biological Chemistry), 28 accredited master's programs and 29 PhD study programs.


Research Institute of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, University of Pannonia, Hungary 

Logotype of the University of PannoniaLogotype of the Research Institute of Biomolecular and Chemical EngineeringResearch Institute of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering (MUKKI) conducts basic and applied research with promising perspective for the fields of technical chemistry, biochemistry, and for establishing new units and processes of technological applications. For many years, MUKKI has collected the significant experience in the fields of chemical and biochemical technologies, with widespread cooperation with national and international industry sector. The MUKKI partners are the representatives of chemical and biochemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, as well as chemical engineering companies and all other companies who need modern, environment-friendly, and economical processes. 



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