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


The S-DISCO programme challenges students beyond just lectures. In the spirit of learning by doing, students explore how plants and animals react to environmental exposure to pharmaceuticals during practical exercises. Sounds interesting? Apply for the programme today!
We need to apply a One Health approach to cope with antimicrobial resistance: all sectors must actively be involved in strengthening preventive measures. This includes development and access to safe vaccines, rational use of antimicrobials, sound antimicrobials waste management and discovery of novel targets to develop safer medicines. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated […]
During the 18th EPSA Autumn Assembly in Athens, we had the opportunity to present the S-DISCO program to the European Pharmaceutical students attending the congress. During an interactive session on sustainability in drug discovery, DruQuaR scientist Kevin Van der borght discussed with the students how to implement sustainability in the earliest phases of the drug […]

“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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