The European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) labels
The European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN), is a non-profit association registered in Belgium and is an outcome of six years of network activity (1996-2002). The Association was created to provide a sustainable future for the European Chemistry Thematic Network, a network funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus programme.
There are currently over 120 members (higher education institutions, national chemical societies and chemical companies) of the network coming from 30 different European countries and with associate members world-wide. Expert European groups work on a range of topics including developing a framework for the bachelor, master and doctorate qualifications in chemistry and providing interested institutions with a possibility to apply for the Chemistry Eurobachelor®, the Chemistry Euromaster®, the Chemical Technology Euromaster®, and the Chemistry Doctorate Eurolabel®.
The Faculty of Chemistry of Lodz University of Technology is applying for Eurobachelor® and Euromaster® labels for the Chemistry programs and Euromaster® label for the Chemical Technology program. In 2021 the self-evaluation reports were submitted to ECTN.
ECTN accreditations are financed by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the POWER project "International accreditations". The aim of the project is obtaining international accreditations and certificates by Polish HEIs, increasing the international competitiveness of universities. Co-financing of the project from EU funds is 84.28%, the remaining funds come from the state budget.