Articles from Elsevier

Education system failing to properly prepare STEM students for the working world

The inability of chemistry to recruit new STEM students is a crisis for the industry according to more than a third (36%) of 180+ chemistry professionals from academia and industry, in a recent survey carried out by Elsevier’s Reaxys team. A further 51% said that if this situation continued, it would could reach crisis point. The research also found that chemists believe university curricula to be problematic, with just over three fifths (61%) firmly of the belief that because too little time is spent solving real-world problems, students are graduating without being fully prepared for the working world.

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