We believe in the benefits of knowledge sharing with a long-term perspective and we therefore support various educational initiatives.
Enthuse the young
We feel it is important to introduce children to science and technology from an early age. We therefore participate in annual events such as Girlsday and the Nijmeegse Techniekdag (Nijmegen Technology Day).
The purpose of Girlsday is to encourage girls to widen their perspective on their future choice of education. For several years now, we have welcomed groups of seventh grade girls from a local primary school. After a short presentation about Synthon and the process of medicine development, the girls were invited to tour our laboratories. They were then able to conduct their own fun experiments, under the professional guidance of female colleagues.
The Nijmegen Technology Day aims to present the fascinating world of science and technology in an easy to understand manner to a broad audience. The day especially targets young people under 15 years of age who are exploring the various options in their education. During the day, a team of enthusiastic colleagues assists the young visitors with fun experiments.
In 2018, the Synthon Biopharmaceuticals Molecular Sciences Scholarship was awarded for the fourth time. Synthon Biopharmaceuticals founded the scholarship to encourage students to study Science, Chemistry or Molecular Life Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. Together with the university, we hope to attract more good potential molecular scientists in the Netherlands through the scholarship. The scholarship is worth EUR 5,000 annually over three years and is awarded to an outstanding student every year.