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Active support – today for tomorrow

The SGVC aims to support students, high school graduates, and university students in choosing their studies, career planning, and their first steps into the working world.

We offer the following specific support:

Company visits

The SGVC is happy to organize visits to chemical and pharmaceutical companies for school classes to provide an insight into the workplaces of chemical and process engineers. Inquiries via:

School laboratory

The SGVC member Novartis offers diverse laboratory experiences for students from the 5th grade onwards in its school laboratory in Basel. Details and registrations via:

Next generation days at ETH Zurich

Have you been longing to see the inside of the institutes for process technology and chemical engineering at ETH Zurich? And even do some practical work on laboratory and experimental equipment? This is all possible at the so-called next generation days! They are directed at school-leavers and prospective high school graduates and are organised by us together with the ETHZ. More information via:

Selecting a subject and courses

University or university of applied sciences? Is a Master’s qualification needed after a Bachelor degree? What specialisations are there and where? How practically relevant are the courses? We will give you an overview of the range of educational courses in Switzerland with direct links.

Practical work experience and starting a career

We will actively help you to find practical work experience in line with your interests and skills. About forty companies are members of our association and would be delighted to find motivated young people. Our members can be very helpful when you enter the profession and during the later stages of your career. Many threads come together in the Managing Board. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Further training

Our range of specialist further education is broad and is also directed at young people. This will enable you to get a taste of unknown areas or specialise in a specific field.

Innovation prize

Is your degree dissertation so good that it might deserve to be awarded our annual innovation prize? In this case, it’s best to speak to your professor; he can contact us.


Our events are a single major networking service: this is where lecturers and practitioners, old hands and young researchers, the department manager from the local pharmaceutical company and the reaction technology specialist, who has just come back from a period abroad, all meet up. In a relaxed atmosphere you can all ask the questions on the tips of your tongues and make important contacts for your entry into the profession. All events are free for students and university students.