Companies lures students to biotechnology Silicon Valley

Some of the largest companies help in recruiting students to new engineering education in Kalundborg. High school students visiting on “Novozymes” is looking forward to getting around the company and learn a little about how to make enzymes.

Science Talents from all over Zealand visit in the next two months to Kalundborg, which with its large industries such as Novozymes, Novo Nordisk and Danish Symbiosis Center has become biotechnology’s answer to Silicon Valley in Denmark.

Together, the companies and University College Sealand students from science high schools will explore on the opportunities for training and pursuing career as an engineer in biotechnology in Kalundborg.

Specifically opens businesses doors five times during January, February and March for nearly 500 students from neary by counties including Guldborgsund, Holbaek, Næstved, Roskilde, Slagelse, Soro, Vordingborg and Lolland.

Students are given during the visits opportunity to talk to corporate officers and hear about how it is to work as an engineer at the various companies. In addition, students will get to hear about University College Sealand new vocational biotech engineering education, starting in Kalundborg in September 2017.









– Young people who are accepted on the program will have a plethora of options. The world needs clean water, better yield of agriculture and medicine against future illnesses, she explains and elaborates:

– They will among others be trained and taught by the people who work at the company, which in this field is among the world’s very best. It is quite unique.

Skepticism at DTU

It is 17 years since the last engineers were trained here in our region. It was at Haslev Engineering – which at that time had changed its name to DTU South Zealand.

But plans arouses not deafening applause at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby.

– We analyzed how many people each year seek technical training in Northwest Zealand, and we simply do not believe that there will be 80 students University College Sealand rates, says University Director Claus Nielsen, DTU.

Facts about the program:

  • Bachelor in Biotechnology offered by University College Zealand in Kalundborg and takes three and a half years, both theory and practical training.
  • The application deadline is March 15 at. 12:00 quota 2 and July 5 pm. 12:00 via quota first