SAMSUNG CSCThe 2015 edition of the MSC Euromaster summer school will take place in Puławy (Poland) during Jul 11-25, 2015. Details can be found in the first circular.

Topics covered are:
· Traceability in chemical and bio-analytical measurements
· Validation of such measurement procedures
· Evaluation of measurement uncertainty in chemical measurements; uncertainty and compliance
· Statistics and statistical basis of calibration;
· ISO/IEC-17025 standard quality system and laboratory assessment;

Teaching methods: Problem based learning is at the heart of the school. There are lectures, but project work, case studies and assignments carry most weight. Throughout the summer school, students work in small teams to tackle the various challenges which they will be given. Each team needs to set up an independent analytical laboratory to perform service analysis for a customer.

The MSC Consortium has been fostered by the European Commission Joint Research Centre, in view of the importance of laboratory accreditation in European legislation and external trade. In 2007, the JRC was instrumental in bringing together a consortium of universities offering an international master programme in Measurement Science in Chemistry (, which received a Euromaster® quality label in 2008 (renewed in 2013).

(Image on the left: students working in the MSC Summer School 2013)



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