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Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science



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: