Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 394, Issue 3, pp 649–653 | Cite as

Master programs in analytical chemistry

  • Reiner SalzerEmail author
ABCs of Teaching Analytical Science

At the beginning of this contribution I will briefly summarize the current status of the Bologna Process, emphasizing analytical chemistry. I will then discuss the need for master programs in analytical chemistry. Finally, I will describe a master program in analytical chemistry that is provided by an international consortium. This master program was accredited and awarded the label of “Chemistry Euromaster”.

The Bologna Process is without doubt an important transition process for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) [ 1]. Forty-six participating countries and nine participating organizations currently cooperate in its development [ 2]. The transition involves various pathways due to the traditional diversity in university structures or habits. This has created a kind of creative disorder that presents challenges to many of us. I feel that there is a certain similarity between the Bologna Process and any chemical process: during the transition from one equilibrium state to the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioanalytische ChemieTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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