Since 2009 essenscia vlaanderen has held a chair in Safety Engineering at KU Leuven. This Master of Safety Engineering is a unique academic and practice-oriented training program that focuses on various safety aspects in the process industry, with an emphasis on chemistry and pharmaceuticals. With this chair, student engineers gain in-depth knowledge of various safety disciplines through a multidisciplinary team of academics and safety specialists, with an exceptional link between theory and practice.
Safety is a constant point of attention in the chemical and life sciences industry. Taking care of employee health, industrial process safety and environmental protection, requires broad knowledge and expertise from safety experts in industry. This includes risk assessment and control techniques, the safety of process installations, knowledge about explosions and occupational safety and the role of human and organisational factors. The complexity of industrial processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors therefore requires continuous and high-quality training of safety personnel.