Incorporating entrepreneurship skills into chemistry and related curriculums

Ghatora, Baljit and Strutt, Robert (2017) Incorporating entrepreneurship skills into chemistry and related curriculums. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(1), ISSN (online) 2051-3615


With the ever increasing pace of change in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry, universities need to be more aware of the skill set that employers are seeking in graduates. These skills often include risk taking, creative thinking and entrepreneurship; skills that are not naturally associated with chemistry-related curriculums. This research focusses on the authors’ experiences of applying for strategic grants which underpin the dissemination of such skills, and explores how these were used as the basis for creating specific learning content for final year students. Students’ experiences after completing assignments were gathered through an online survey and subsequent analysis identified areas for improvement in chemistry curriculums.

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