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Looking for New Blood: How the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Industries Are Promoting Talent

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July 16, 2013
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Lukas Rbenach is studying chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, a research university of technology. The chemistry department is small and has an excellent reputation. Training is pragmatic and students are prepared well for jobs in the industry, and get exclusive glimpses into current research.


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