University of Barcelona

Information for the student – Erasmus Mundus Master in Chemical Innovation and Regulation


El máster Erasmus Mundus de Innovación y Regulación en Química es un máster dirigido a los profesionales que se ocupan de la seguridad y la regulación de las sustancias químicas.
Chemicals are everywhere: they are an essential component of our daily lives and definitely contribute to the well-being and prosperity of our society. However, some chemicals can severely damage our environment and health and are dangerous if not handled properly. A large number of substances has been manufactured and placed on the market in Europe for many years, sometimes in very high amounts, and yet there is insufficient information on the hazards that they pose to human health and the environment. These are some of the reasons that make sound chemicals management and regulation so important. Policy frameworks are being implemented around the world and should be in place by year 2020. These frameworks are in accordance with the recommendations of the UN’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). Among international regulations such as the US’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Japan’s Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL), the European REACH regulations, implemented in 2007, are the most ambitious. The REACH regulations (EC 1907/2006, REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances) are recognized internationally and have been adopted and adapted by the main trade partners of the EU such as China. The REACH legislation allows for the gathering of scientific information (registration and evaluation) and the application of preventive risk management measures (authorization and restriction) of all chemicals manufactured or imported to the EU. European manufacturers and importers of chemical substances are required to provide extensive information regarding all potential hazards caused by chemical substances contained in their products. This affects European and non-European companies supplying the European market and requires an extensive amount of research from public and private research centers in order to assess the toxicity of chemical substances and to design new safer alternatives to their use. The EMMC ChIR - Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation provides professionals with all the tools and knowledge needed from scientific, regulatory and economic points of view to manage the risks of chemicals responsibly and to meet obligations over chemical legislation worldwide.

Basic information

Main universityUniversidade do Algarve
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universidade do Algarve
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesNo
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Chemistry