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Summer School - Microplastic Pollution - from Problem Identification to Solution, 2022, Radboud University, Netherlands

Publish Date: May 15, 2022

Deadline: Jul 01, 2022

Event Dates: from Aug 15, 2022 12:00 to Aug 19, 2022 12:00

The aim of this course is to learn about microplastic pollution and its impact on the environment and society. In this course, we will focus on the characterization and the basic properties of microplastics, their sources, and their pathway into the environment. We will summarize the methods used to monitoring microplastics and the procedures used to study microplastics in the laboratory. We will focus on the effects, behavior, and fate of microplastics in the natural environment and its interactions with other anthropogenic pollutants. The course will be organized as a lecture and virtual laboratory course.

Target group

  • 1st Year Bachelor
  • Advanced Bachelor
  • Master

This course may be of interest to a wide range of students as the subject is truly interdisciplinary and suitable for chemists, biologists, students of environmental sciences such as waste management and environmental/chemical engineering. Social science students are also encouraged to apply to this course as microplastics in the environment are the result of human behaviour and the most important and sustainable approach to reducing microplastic pollution is through collaboration between natural scientists, society and industry.

Course aim
After this course you are able to:

  • Profound knowledge of the microplastics environmental issues.
  • Knowledge principles of plastic pollution prevention.
  • Development of the ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • Basics of laboratory microplastic research.

Fee info
EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


  • € 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
  • € 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Further Official Information

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