The chemistry graduate, destined for employment but with no experience of it. Does it make sense?

Wallace, R.G., 2000. The chemistry graduate, destined for employment but with no experience of it. Does it make sense? Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe, 1 (1), pp. 169-174.

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Abstract

The rôle of universities in the education of the next generation is perceived in different ways, but many would see, particularly in science, universities taking young people to the forefront of knowledge in a discipline and providing them with ability to be independent learners and thinkers. Universities are autonomous bodies and although cognisant of the world outside, and interacting, with it, tend to see their mission as self-contained. The ultimate destination for many chemistry graduates, industry, is perceived by many academics as being ‘out there’ and although providing increasingly useful sources of research funds is not seriously addressed as the ‘customer’ for the universities’ products - graduates. This paper describes recent developments through an MChem enhanced undergraduate degree programme, which provides a truly integrated academe-industry degree. The paper traces its history from simple ‘sandwich degree training’, via an accredited diploma, to a fully fledged degree.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe
Creators: Wallace, R.G.
Publisher: University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Place of Publication: Ionnina, Greece
Date: 2000
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24343

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