The high level of analytical chemistry studies at UT confirmed

The European Commission decided to extend funding to the international joint master’s programme EACH – Excellence in Analytical Chemistry. The programme, coordinated by the University of Tartu, is running for the third year in cooperation with three more European universities.

EACH is the only Erasmus Mundus joint programme currently coordinated by an Estonian university. In the first academic year, students take general study modules in Tartu. The second year is more application-oriented and is spent at one of the three partner universities in Europe. Students can choose between the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France, Åbo Akademi University in Finland or Uppsala University in Sweden.

The EACH programme has been offered since autumn 2015 and this year students were admitted for the third time. The success of the programme activities got an important external confirmation now, as the European Commission has decided to extend the Erasmus Mundus funding to the programme for admissions in three more years.

“Thanks to EU funding, which first of all means very decent scholarships for students, we have managed to create a really international and very competitive joint master’s programme,” says Ivo Leito, UT professor in analytical chemistry. “It is pleasant to see that this is recognised also by the European Commission who finances our programme.”

Leito added that this summer the also students of the EACH programme proved their high level internationally: four students participated in the international analytical chemistry MSC Summer School for master students organised by a consortium of ten European universities. In the final ranking list of all the 30 summer school participants , the students of the EACH programme occupied the first four places.

EACH programme is funded by the European Union from the Erasmus+ programme “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees”.

Further information about the EACH programme can be found on the programme website

Additional information: Ivo Leito, EACH programme director, University of Tartu Professor in Analytical Chemistry, 518 4176,

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