International

Master in Sustainable

Drug Discovery

Applications are open, how to apply can be found here.


Master in short

2 years

The S-DISCO programme is a 2-year full-time Master programme.

4 universities

The programme is organized by 4 European universities, i.e. Ghent University, Medical University of Gdańsk, University of Lille and the University of Groningen.

Master thesis

Students will perform a master thesis in one of the partner institutions or with one of the numerous associated partners (incl. industry, competent authorities and research institutions).

Master degree

Successful students will obtain a common master of science degree of the partner universities.

Target students

Candidates must hold a higher education diploma (180 ECTS or higher) in Chemical, Biological, (Bio-)Engineering, Pharmaceutical or Medical sciences.

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S-DISCO Programme

Learn about the S-DISCO programme and how to apply.

Our partners

The S-DISCO master degree has been built through close collaboration between the consortium and industrial players in the field in order to train high-level graduates with inter-and trans-disciplinary skills in the different fields of drug discovery, with a focus on sustainability. The partners will actively participate in the S-DISCO programme by i.a. teaching, holding seminars and providing internships to master thesis students. Discover our partners

What to expect?

Find out what students can expect when they are selected for the S-DISCO programme.

News


During the first round of applications for the academic year of 2023-2024, 672 valid applications were received for our Master in Sustainable Drug Discovery (SDISCO) programme requesting an EMJM scholarship. These applications are now being thoroughly evaluated. Each applicant will receive their result before the end of this month if they are selected for the […]
In our recent publication green chemistry principles were applied to the preparation of an analytical reagent. The functionality and cost-efficiency were included to evaluate sustainability. A Derringer desirability function was used to obtain a sustainability score. Replacing acetonitrile by ethanol resulted in the most sustainable reagent. Other factors were of less influence on the total […]
With the introduction of the FDA modernization act 2.0, animal testing in drug development is no longer an absolute requirement in the US. Is this a step forward to more sustainable drug development?

“Finding adequate treatments for unmet disease conditions, for everyone, everywhere, at a fair price, while respecting the environment and ecosystems is an enormous challenge, and one that we must be better prepared for.”

Bart De Spiegeleer, Ghent University

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