Encouraging Students to Pursue Careers in Science
In 2015 our Pharma&Biotech site in Slough (UK) continued their long-term partnership with the local Burnham Grammar School, which was first initiated in 2002. Now, more than a decade later, Lonza employee-volunteers are still engaged at the school in a range of activities from sponsoring and judging science competitions to offering career advice, running science practice sessions and lectures, offering internship work experiences and donating lab equipment.
Bringing Classical Music Closer to
Kids and Teens
September 2015 Lonza initiated a new sponsoring partnership with the Basel Chamber Orchestra to support its newest project
called “Classroom piece”, which has a unique educational and cultural value to
children between the ages 11-15.
Partnering with Swiss Youth
continuing project in 2016 is Lonza’s three-year partnership with Swiss Youth
in Science, which began in July 2014. Founded in 1967 the foundation “Schweizer
Jugend forscht” (Swiss Youth in Science) supports inquisitive and motivated
children and young people with the aim to awaken joy and fascination for
Lonza’s support is focused on helping to organize four annual study
weeks for 10- to 13-year-old girls (girls@ science) and boys (boys@science)
each year. Two study week topics – “Chemistry and Material Science” and “Biology
and Medicine” – are geared for young people at the high-school level.
Approximately 300 children and adolescents participate in the study weeks each
In subjects such as mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and
technology, Switzerland often faces a deficit of qualified talent leaving the
With the foundation’s series of courses, children and young people become more interested in those subjects and learn about options for their future studies or professional careers. During the study weeks, the children and young people develop a project at a university or in a company to solve a given scientific issue and to build their expertise in using active scientific methods. With this engagement Lonza contributes to the promotion of science and helps in the development of the next generation of scientific professionals.
Rebuilding Two Primary
Schools in China