This agreement on cooperation and promotion was concluded by the prominent Czech chemical company SPOLCHEMIE with the Faculty of Chemical Technology at the University of Pardubice. "Year after year, it is more difficult for the chemical industry to recruit qualified workers for virtually all positions. The EU's ambitions for what has been called the Green Deal and the pursuit of carbon neutrality cannot be accomplished without chemicals and workers in the chemical industry. That is one of the reasons why cooperation with universities and schools is absolutely essential for the entire chemical industry," remarked Daniel Tamchyna, CEO of SPOLCHEMIE, on the reasons for concluding the contract with the University of Pardubice. He is himself one of its former successful graduates.
"We very much welcome cooperation, whether it be in regard to the possibility of professional internships, excursions, or scholarship programs for our students in one of the longest-running and, moreover, successful European chemical plants. We believe that this will resonate well not only with students, but also with our teachers," said Petr Kalenda, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology.
The Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Pardubice is one of the highest quality faculties focusing on chemistry in the Czech Republic. Instruction in chemistry at the faculty has maintained a high level for a long time. A number of their successful graduates work in important positions in the chemical industry. The study portfolio offers a wide range of study programs in the chemical, chemical-technological, and biological fields, but also in the fields of materials engineering and nanotechnology. The faculty can rightly boast of having a worldwide reputation thanks to its extensive scientific, research, and creative activities, applied research, and important people working on the premises of the faculty. Students and academics at the faculty are involved in solving domestic and international projects and organizing prestigious scientific conferences and student competitions. This academic year, 412 students have enrolled in the 1st year of bachelor's studies, which is a number comparable to that of the previous year, and 136 students have enrolled in the 1st year of the follow-up master's study. A total of over 1300 students are studying at the faculty.