Our research groups actively participate in several national research schools. These schools are consortia that stimulate collaboration between research groups of the different participating Dutch universities. The research schools also offer advanced training for MSc students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Students in the LIC master’s programmes can use some of the courses as electives or for extracurricular development of their skills and knowledge. Currently, the research schools the LIC participates in are mainly appropriate for students in the MSc Chemistry.