Nanoeducation for Industry and Society

Ineke Malsch*, Dorota Rutkowska-Zbik, Albert Duschl, Martin Himly, Thomas Zadrozny, Costas Kiparissides, Olga Kammona, Moshe Talesnik, Yoel Rothschild, David Rosenberg, Bartlomiej Szafran, Paula Queipo Rodriguez, Iseult Lynch

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A recent study on the needs of employers in industry and other sectors for graduate employees who have received education in nanotechnology shows a mismatch between the existing offers at European universities and the real needs of the labour market. In particular, industry expects to hire employees with skills in nanosafety, regulation and environmental impact assessment within 5 years. However, universities appear to have difficulties incorporating these topics into their curricula. Here, results of our study are introduced. Moreover, the outlines of interdisciplinary model curricula spanning the bachelor, master, and Ph.D. levels of academic education that can support efforts to address the mismatch between study contents and skills needed in the nanotechnologies job market and minimise its possible impact, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation, Technology and Knowledge Management
PublisherSpringer Vieweg
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameInnovation, Technology and Knowledge Management
ISSN (Print)2197-5698
ISSN (Electronic)2197-5701

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.


  • Large Industry
  • Master Programme
  • Model Curriculum
  • Risk Governance
  • Traditional Discipline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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