University of York signs ‘Green Chemistry’ commitment

The University of York has signed the Green Chemistry Commitment – a charter to train the next generation of chemists about the key principles of green chemistry.

The overarching goal of the Green Chemistry Commitment is to ensure that the next generation of scientists are fully equipped to use methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment – with the potential to have very significant global impact.

York is already home to the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) and is known for it’s commitment to pioneering pure and applied green and sustainable chemical research. Signing the Green Chemistry Commitment is a clear indication of the university’s intention to continue preparing chemistry students at all levels with a better understanding of Green Chemistry.

Becoming signatories to this commitment aligns with the university’s strategic goals around sustainability, along with some of it’s other initiatives including an innovative new Doctoral Training programme in Sustainable Manufacturing. The EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing is a CPD opportunity for candidates with an industry background to do academic research and gain a PhD.

With full funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and backing from industry partners, this Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) is deigned to support candidates from non-standard backgrounds to undertake advanced research degrees.

With a special focus on sustainability and an emphasis on collaboration with industry partners, the DTP is an opportunity for candidates who might not otherwise have considered doing a PhD to join a supportive academic environment to carry out research that addresses industry problems and has real-world impact.

The DTP has a few fully-funded places still available and is currently inviting applications. If you’d like to know more or are considering applying, please direct any enquiries to the programme’s Admin Manager, Jen Gibbard, at

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