Welcome to the IMACS Programme
The IMACS (International Master in Advanced Clay Science) programme was approved by the European Commission under a very competitive application scheme as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme in July 2009. Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education supported by the European Commission.
This programme offers financial support for high-quality joint master courses, attractive scholarships / fellowships for both Non European and European student candidates and short-term scholarships for Non European and European academics to carry out research or teaching assignments as part of the joint masters project.
Most existing Masters Courses dealing with clays focus on a single discipline or domain in which Clay Science does not necessarily constitute the main part of the course (Earth Sciences, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Science, Environmental and Life Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering). However, Clay Science is a multidisciplinary endeavour, combining geology, mineralogy, crystallography, with physics, geotechnology and soil mechanics together with inorganic, organic, colloid chemistry and biochemistry.
IMACS (International Master in Advanced Clay Science) is the first multi-disciplinary programme
that brings together the widely-distributed knowledge of clay science.