EUropean CERamic MATerials

The aim of the European Ceramic Materials (EUCERMAT) project is to significantly contribute to changing

the general opinion about ceramics materials in Europe :

  • new modern ways of teaching ceramic science and technology in the European universities,
  • strongly correlated research projects between universities and industries,
  • innovative ways of communication towards the general public and the high schools.


Those actions leading to the creation of a new methodology based on a relevant functioning of the knowledge triangle in the domain of ceramic material.

5 Universities

2 Researh Institutes

4 Companies

1 Federaction of National ceramic societies

1 High-school


Workshop, 27/09/2017, Aveiro (Portugal)
Establishing the good practices for the Education of Materials and Ceramics Science and Engineering

  In the framework of the EUCERMAT project the Universidade de Aveiro organises a workshop to establish the good practices for the education of materials and ceramic science and engineering. Throughout talks, working groups, brainstorming and experiments demonstrations, the audience will aim to :

  • Define good practices on new modern ways of teaching in Europe via strongly correlated project between high-schools, universities and industries; and by innovative ways of communication towards the general public and schools.
  • Establish how to introduce this topic in high-school curricula
  • Create an European network in the field
  • Present the Pedagogical Kit from the American Ceramic Society


Are expected :

  • High-school teachers (chemistry, physics, natural sciences, biology)
  • Middle-school teachers (chemistry, physics, natural sciences, biology)
  • University professors and researchers engaged on outreach activities
  • High-school career advisors
  • Parents and parents’ associations
  • Association/Society in the field of Sciences and Engineering


Date: 27 September 2017

Place: Sala do Senado, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal



EUCERMAT Master programme
An illustration of the strengthening of the knowledge triangle

Within EUCERMAT five European universities and around fifteen industries work together offering a meaningful and unique learning experience for master students through high level international training courses in the field of the science of ceramic materials and processing.

In 2016-2017, the EUCERMAT programme counts with thirteen top level master students currentkly taking part to the blended mobility, a mix between physical mobility abroad, and virtual mobility, thanks to on line courses.

This modern way of teaching aims to strengthen the knowledge triangle (education, research and industry), training students to become researchers able to reach industrial innovation in accordance to the ceramic material market expectations.

The year has been launched by the organization of an integration week held in November 2016 in Limoges. The whole week has been organized around the existing bridge between teachings, students and industries.

EUCERMAT Master programme

The applications for the EUCERMAT programme 2017-2018 are open. For further information click here.


Gilles Trolliard

Project coordinator

+33 (5) 87 50 23 81

Claire Chasseau

Project manager

+33 (5) 55 14 92 65

EUCERMAT is co-funded  by the Erasmus + programme. Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train gain experience, and volunteers abroad.