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Focusing on the fundamental and industrial aspects of catalytic science, SusCat 2019 will offer international conferences given by prominent academic and industrial speakers, lectures, seminars and meetings with leading researchers in the field, scientific and industrial visits, demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. The quality of the work undertaken and your scientific potential will be assessed.

Particular emphasis will be made on sustainable catalytic processes, new breakthroughs, technological developments and industrial applications.

  • 36 hLectures & Seminars
  • 3 hAssessment
  • 6 hConferences
  • 7.5 hScientific Research Project
  • 7.5 hScientific & Industrial Visits


• Catalysis Reactors • Catalytic Preparation • Characterisation • Synthesis • Innovative Processes • Industrial Catalytic Applications • Fine Chemistry and Bioenergy • Energy • Valorisation • Environmental Friendly Development • Review of Experimental Technique •

Scientific Industrial Visits

Visits of high technological and scientific interest will be organised within the programme. A discovery of the Centre of Excellence of Total Research and Technology in Feluy will climax with a conference. A tour of the scientific campus of the University of Lille will complete your acquaintance with experimental processes through the demonstration of experimental scientific equipment of excellence: high throughput platform, pilot catalytic reactors, centre for surface analysis, solid-state NMR, high resolution imaging techniques.





  • CATALYSIS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Dr. Jean-Pierre DATH, R&D Programme Coordinator, Total S.A.
  • CATALYSIS FROM INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE, Dr. Stephane STREIFF, Director of Eco-Efficient Products and Processes Laboratory (E2P2L), CNRS-Solvay, Shanghai, China.
  • INDUSTRIAL CATALYSIS FOR ORGANOSULFUR CHEMICALS PRODUCTION, Dr. Georges FREMY, Arkema (France’s leading chemical company), Catalytic Processes Division.
    Transverse conference correlated to the domains of France Excellence summer schools students and coordinated by competent clusters and hubs.

Scientific Research Project

Designed to facilitate your admission to Doctoral schools in France, the Scientific Research Project will require both personal and teamwork. It will include 2 sessions of tutorials and discussion with researchers and PhD students from the UCCS laboratory.

The project will involve:

  1. the analysis of articles,
  2. bibliographical summaries,
  3. presentation of state-of-the-art trends in the chosen research topic,
  4. and final project defence in front of the scientific board.
You will have every opportunity to contact teachers/researchers with a view to identify a research project; assistance will be provided in maintaining contact in order to finalise the project up to enrolment in the doctoral programme.

Cultural Syllabus

Want to learn French? Feel like discovering the French society and culture? Always dreamed of visiting historical and natural sites in France? SusCat 2019 will give you that opportunity, leading to a full access to the French-speaking world.

The International Academy, which fosters integration and interactive exchange between students from various disciplines, will deliver exciting teachings in the French language and culture in the state-of-the-art building of graduate school Sciences Po Lille, perfectly located in downtown Lille. A final assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired in French language during the session will close your training.

Both the International Academy and the COPAIN association will organise valuable site visits of historical and natural interest in the Hauts-de-France region and Belgium, along with festive events. What a great occasion to meet other students in a more relaxed framework and to chat with professors and researchers in a friendly atmosphere! The official Welcome Reception at the Haut-de-France Regional Council will be the institutional climax of the programme.

French Language and Culture Classes

Experienced academic advisors, teachers, lecturers, professionals from ComUE LNF member institutions will offer their competence in the following domains:


  1. FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS: General written and spoken French: syntax, morphology, vocabulary, phonology.
    Courses will enable you to get acquainted with day-to-day French or to strengthen your communication skills, depending on your initial level. You will learn how to interact and, through appropriate and various activities in connection with daily life, you will get involved in the French culture.
  2. FRENCH SOCIETY: French space, how better to apprehend its social and cultural context than in France?
    Cultural keys together with a little geography in both regional and national dimensions, major social issues, prominent historic facts since the Modern period, France in the European Union.
  3. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: An introduction to main elements: uniformity, difference and diversity.
    How better to adapt to a new environment? You will be invited to question your own on-going cross-cultural experience and acculturation strategies. You will be brought to find keys and make the best of your potential while studying in France.

Cultural Visits


Gain a richer perspective on the Hauts-de-France region!


The Hauts-de-France region is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.

  1. OLD LILLE, FORTIFICATIONS & MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient architecture, as well as the pentagonal Citadel of the city wall of Lille; discovery of the richest, most impressive French art collection outside of the capital city (Saturday July 6th).
  2. BRUGES, BELGIUM: Free time in the charming old Flemish city, also known as “the Venice of the North” thanks to its beautiful canals (Sunday July 7th).
  3. LOUVRE-LENS MUSEUM & FIREWORKS IN LILLE: Visit of the Time Gallery in the northern Louvre (built atop a former mine works) and its revolutionary museography (Saturday July 13th) and sightseeing of the great fireworks in Lille on the French National Day (Sunday July 14th).
    Optional. Alternatively, you are free to spend the weekend wherever you want on your own expense.
  4. CH’TI EVENING: Local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch’ti linguistic and cultural specificity (Thursday July 18th).
  5. EXCURSION TO THE COAST: Visit of the spectacular Site des Deux-Caps (Opal Coast) from which one can see the British cliffs; visit of Nausicaá – French National Sea Experience Centre, the biggest aquarium in Europe (Saturday July 20th).


Want to prolong your stay in North-West Europe? Willing to take another step into the French language and culture? Keen on discovering more sights? You will have the opportunity to participate, partly at your expense, in the Academy.120 programme (29th July – 28th August 2019) organised in Lille by the International Academy.