"Success story" for the Erasmus Mundus SERP-Chem Master's

The Erasmus Mundus SERP-Chem (Surface, Electro, Radiation and Photo–Chemistry) Master's has just been accredited as a “Success Story” by the European Commission. This is a major recognition and a real guarantee of quality for this international course co-ordinated by UPSud/UPSaclay in partnership with three European universities.

© Sandrine Lacombe / UPSUD

Already nearly 130 students from 43 different countries have graduated from the Master’s, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in September 2018. Since September 2017, it has moved into a new phase with the launch of the SERP+ Master's. It is aimed at students from all over the world, who want to have both a competitive and unique education, covering a broad spectrum of the chemistry and physical chemistry of materials, making it possible to work at an international level in very diverse fields, such as nanoscience, nanomedicine, renewable energy, or innovative materials.

The SERP-Chem Master’s is co-ordinated by UPSud/UPSaclay in partnership with three other European universities: University of Genoa (Italy), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) and University of Porto (Portugal). 

This type of course, supported by the European Commission, fulfils Université Paris-Saclay's ambition to develop international courses in order to attract new international students, but also to give our students the opportunity to internationalise their studies.

The good practices of the “Success stories”

When awarding the “Success story” label, the European Commission’s experts wanted to distinguish the course “for its relevance, impact, innovative results and creative approach.” This rewards the work of the teaching and administrative teams at Université Paris-Sud and its partner universities.

The award of this label makes it easier for all members of the European higher education community to identify the good practices of these courses which may serve as inspiration for other initiatives. As part of the Erasmus+ programme, the European Commission has in fact developed a database which identifies all the programmes it supports in the areas of education, training, youth and sport. 


Eva Renouf – SERP+ Master’s Manager - master.serp@u-psud.fr (master.serp @ u-psud.fr)
Sandrine Lacombe – Vice-President of International Relations at Université Paris-Sud and Director of SERP+ Master's – sandrine.lacombe @ u-psud.fr
Website: www.master-serp.eu