IUPAC Summer School on Green Chemistry 2019

Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of a sustainable development on earth and required for reaching the 17 UN-Goals. Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies the cycle of a chemical product,including its design, manufacture and use.

During the 49th IUPAC General Assembly in 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil, it was officially announced that the 2019 IUPAC Summer School on Green Chemistry will be held in Tanzania. This is the first time this event is being held in Africa managed by the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). The Summer School will be hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), University of Dodoma (UDOM), the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and the Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA) in collaboration with the Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS)

The 2019 Summer school is special in that it will be held during the 100th Anniversary of IUPAC. Further to that, 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table as declared by United Nation, coinciding with the150th Anniversary of Dmitry Mendeleeves’s discovery of the periodic system.

The event will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts and management of green/sustainable chemistry.


The summer school will held at the University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is the commercial center of Tanzania and one of the biggest cities in East Africa, nestled along a natural harbour on the Indian ocean.

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is situated 13 km on the western side of the city on an observation hill 10 km from the  Julius Nyerere International Airport. UDSM, a renown and highly ranked University in Africa, stands as the most prestigious university in Tanzania offering a wide range of academic disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Basic materials on green chemistry will be covered including state of art topics  not limited to:

·         Exploitation of Natural Resources

·         Green Methodologies Chemistry

·         Green Analysis

·         Green Synthesis of materials

·         Industrial Green Technologies



The official language of the summer school will be English


Internationally renowned speakers from the IUPAC who are green chemistry experts will give lectures in the summer school.


All students attending the summer school will be required to present posters. The abstracts for the posters should be submitted through the online registration system. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th April 2019. There will be awards for the best posters at the end of the summer school.


Partial or full funding will be available from IUPAC and other institutions depending on qualification of applicants and the coverage of the scholarship. . Prospective participants are, however, encouraged to seek other sources of sponsorship.


Online registration and other instructions are available at http:www.tcs-tz.org/iupac2019/  Click here.