Since its foundation CSGI has been promoting and coordinating scientific initiatives in Italy for the training of new generations of scientists in the field of the chemistry of colloidal systems, and more generally in the field of solid condensed matter. To date, the CSGI is the only Italian center active in three levels of training (degree theses, Ph.D., Post Doc positions), in the field of chemical-physical formulations, a sector of primary importance both for large industry and for small and medium-sized enterprises. Between 2017 and 2020, CSGI members carried out training activities in the supervision of 152 three-year and master's degree theses, in 47 Ph.D. theses (18 financed by CSGI funds). CSGI allocates yearly an important part of the budgetary resources in the training of specialized researchers, granting several fellowships, PhD supporting programs, post-doc grants, and other educational projects. The CSGI training capacity is also recognized by the European Community through the H2020 Marie Curie projects. CSGI is the only Italian consortium to coordinate an European Industrial Doctorate, in partnership with Procter & Gamble.
CSGI constantly supports dissemination and training initiatives such as workshops, schools, conferences, with the aim of forming highly qualified figures in the field of advanced formulations, declined in all areas for which knowledge of Soft Matter and Surface and Interphases Chemistry is primary. Among the dissemination/outreach initiatives of 2019 it should be reported:
- CSGI - Procter & Gamble Workshop (May 2019 and December 2019, Florence);
- CHESS School (Conventional And High-Energy Spectroscopies For Inorganic, Organic and Biomolecular Surfaces and Interfaces, An Unconventional School for Ph.D Students and Young Investigators, Florence, December 2-6, 2019), organized by CSGI members of Bari and Florence UOs;
- Final workshop of the EU BioClean project ("BIOfilm management and CLEANing by leveraging fundamental understanding of biological, chemical and physical combined approaches", Bari, October 1-2, 2019, open session);
- 1st Clustering Event For Extracellular Vesicles FET-Open Projects, Palermo November 6, 2019, which brought together the 5 EU FET projects on extracellular vesicles, with the participation of 34 research and industrial organizations from 15 European countries;
- EU Symposium, March 20, 2019 (session 3) – RE - designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-) use and management of European culture;
- Meeting May 2019 EU organized by CSGI for "Clustering / Networking / Participation in activities jointly organized with other H2020 projects";
- Material Testing Symposium, November 6-8 , 2019, New York City (USA);
- British Museum Conference and Workshops on APACHE Project & Nano-Systems Research and Applications on Cultural Heritage, June 4-5, 2019;
- NanoInnovation 2019, June 13, 2019, Rome (Italy), Innovative nanomaterials for cultural heritage;
- Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies at the service of Cultural Heritage Conservation, March 9, 2019;
- Apache project presentation, Brazil, April 2, 2019;
- Bright. The European Research Night (various CSGI locations, September 27, 2019).