Partnering with Swiss Youth in Science

Another continuing project in 2018 is Lonza’s 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 of awakening joy and fascination for scientific work.

With the foundation’s series of courses, children and young people become more interested in subjects such as mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology; and they learn about options for their future studies or professional careers. Through this intense engagement, Lonza contributes to the promotion of science and helps in the development of the next generation of scientific professionals.

  students in the lab

Sponsoring a Swiss Think Tank

As a corporate citizen interested in the future development of society and its interdependencies with politics and economics, Lonza has been a partner of Avenir Suisse, an independent think tank for economic and social issues, for many years. Avenir Suisse aims to demonstrate a need for political action and to help solve problems by means of initiatives and proposals. To this end it performs analyses based on scientific principles, organizes conferences and participates in public debates. Founded in 1999 it is supported by more than 100 companies and private individuals from all economic branches and regions of Switzerland.