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Prof. Paolo Todesco, Universita di Bologna, IT.


Organic and Physical Chemistry: A. Höpfner, Universität Heidelberg, DE; B. Holmberg, Lund University, SE; B. Jennings, University College, Cork, IE; D. Britz, Aarhus Universitet, DK; D. Papaioannou, University of Patras, GR; G. Francis, University of Bergen, NO; G.G. Haraldsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavic, IS; J.A.R. Renuncio, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, ES; J. Froehlich, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Wien, AT; J.M. Gagan, Open University, Manchester, GB; J.N.W. Deuss, Faculty of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, NL; M. de Graça Miguel, Universidade de Coimbra, PT; N. Schamp, University of Gent, BE; P. Ferloni, Universita degli Studi di Pavi, IT; P. Tisnes, Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, FR; T. Hase, University of Helsinki, FI;

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry: A.Oskam, University of Amsterdam, NL; A. Vitagliano, University of Napoli, IT; B. Holmberg, Lund University, SE; C. Janiak, University of Freiburg, DE; D.J. Cardin, University of Reading, UK; J.D. Glennon, University College Cork, IE; J. Froehlich, TU Wien, AT; J. Sarrazin, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, FR; M. Kano, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, ES; N. Katsaros, NCRS Demokritos, Athens, GR; R. Laitinen, University of Oulu, FI; R.W. Berg, Technical University of Coimbra, PT; S. Hauge, University of Bergen, NO; S.N. Olafsson, University of Iceland, IS;

Aim of the group

All first degree patterns in Europe encompass core topics together with a range of options in more specialized chemistry. The aim of this group has been to identify these core topics and make a comparative study which will lead towards better recognition of European qualifications, at the same time providing cross-fertilization of teaching methods.

  • During 1996/97 the areas of organic chemistry and physical chemistry were considered.

  • During 1997/98, inorganic and analytical chemistry were considered.

  • During 1998/99, the group considered the mathematics and physics requirements for chemistry students.

These reports give the current situation in chemistry courses throughout Europe. A new working group has been established to consider core chemistry for the future, including both teaching methods and assessment.

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The group maintains its own web pages (www.fci.unibo.it/dcor/corechem/) on which can be found National Reports and lists of Core Chemistry Topics and Learning Objectives in Organic, Physical, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry.