Largest ever chemistry year group accepted – University of Copenhagen

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30 July 2015

Largest ever chemistry year group accepted

Chemistry students

93 young people have received letters informing them that they can now refer to themselves as future chemists. The occasion marks the largest group of incoming chemistry students since chemistry students began to be tallied separately in 2004. The incoming class is significantly larger than the previous record of 77 students admitted in 2013.

Number of accepted Chemistry Bachelor students at UCPH year by year

Acting Head of Department Professor Ole John Nielsen is enthused about the healthy statistic.

"Working hands are tough to find these days. There is an enormous demand for recent graduates by companies that hire chemists. So it is tremendously satisfying that so many young people have chosen our programme!

Ole John Nielsen

Professor

Acting head of Departement

Dept. of Chemistry

University of Copenhagen

”Working hands are tough to find these days. There is an enormous demand for recent graduates by companies that hire chemists. So it is tremendously satisfying that so many young people have chosen our programme,” says Nielsen.

In particular, high schools plan on hiring many new chemistry teachers in the years to come. As such, Ole John Nielsen is excited to see how many of the new students opt to pursue the newly established “High School Chemistry” specialty.

”We have established a programme to provide high school employers with the teachers that they need. But we’ll only be able to see how many choose to pursue our offering a year from now, once the students have made their decisions,” explains Ole john Nielsen.

Beyond the high school teaching specialisation, the chemistry programme also offers specialisations in environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and green and sustainable chemistry. Once the new year of chemists have completed their programmes, they can look forward to work as managers, researchers, teachers, advisers, developers, inventors or entrepreneurs with ideas rooted in the experiences and discoveries made throughout their programmes.