Symposium: “Globalizing Education: Graduate School Opportunities in North America & Europe”Activity by Jens Breffke | added on Feb 18, 2011 | United States
Sponsor(s): American Chemical Society: Younger Chemists Committee (YCC),; Society Committee on Education (SOCED); Division of Professional Relations (PROF); International Activity Committee (IAC); Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
Chemistry Graduate School programs in different countries will be presented by national representatives as well as personal experience stories and representatives from chemical industries will talk about the importance of international experiences. Symposium at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Anaheim, CA, USA.
Globalization, Flexibility, Mobility – buzzwords that are known to everyone in the world of today; however, what these buzzwords really mean stays abstract until an employer sends someone overseas. Careers in the 21st century depend more than ever before on international mindedness and cross-cultural communications. In the course of those requirements, early considerations of going abroad are more and more advisable. Little information exists about the differences in the educational systems of North America and Europe, and their particular eligibility requirements are barely available for comparisons. Long term attendance abroad for graduate school is a decision that has to be carefully considered. In this symposium, experts from different countries will report live via web conferencing and in person about international chemistry graduate school opportunities for a globalized education in the 21st century.