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Webclass Chemistry

From:Mo 04-11-2019
Until:Su 01-12-2019

Wired for Chemistry?

How can you make a flexible solar cell that can be fixed to anything? How can you build a molecular-scale motor?


Test whether the interdisciplinary bachelor Chemistry fit you with this free online 4-week online study programme offered by the Scholierenacademie of the University of Groningen. In this web class you experience - at home, from behind your own computer - the content, work forms and atmosphere of this bachelor programme. Our tutors are ready to provide you with personal feedback.

Chemistry is the study of molecules and how they interact. As a chemist equipped with this knowledge, you can produce new substances and materials or devise solutions for all sorts of problems. Chemists are often involved in the development of new medicines or they are searching for new synthetic materials with special properties. Another path chemists might take is creating a more sustainable world by finding new ways to generate energy, for example by using sunlight or motion.

During this web class you will deal with different ways to make motors and little machines on the scale of single molecules. We will also look at molecular machines in nature and at the generation and control of molecular machines as well as the different ways in which chemistry approaches these machines. Finally, we will have a chance to hear the current Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Prof. Ben L. Feringa talk about what it is that excites him about molecular motors, why he thinks they are important and what he thinks the future might bring.


  • October 1st you can register again for the new round of web classes, which runs from November 4 to December 1, 2019.
  • November 4 kick-off week 1 webclasses.
  • November 11 start week 2 webclasses.
  • November 18 start week 3 webclasses.
  • November 25 start week 4 webclasses.
  • December 1 finish webclasses.

Questions? webklassen

Would you like some more information about the Chemistry programme, admission requirements and job opportunities? Visit the website of Chemistry!