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Alumni are those who have previously studied, done research or worked at Lund University. As an alumni you can be part of Lund University's alumni network, which is a resource for your future career and where you can get involved in activities for future students at Lund University. 

At the Department of Chemistry we would like to keep in touch with our alumni, to know where our students end up. When you have finished your education please get in touch with our student office (studentexp [at] kemi [dot] lu [dot] se) when you get at job. If you want to get involved there are possibilities to participate in introduction days and other events to inspire our current students with what you are currently working with. 

Alumni survey at the Department of Chemistry 2019

During 2019 a survey of the current occupation of alumni that graduated with a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry 2013-2017 was carried out. It included 95 students, out which it was possible to determine current occuptation for 81 of them. It showed that the majority fo those who study a bachelor's programme in chemistry go on to do a master's. Of those that went on to a master's 51% then started a PhD, 26% of which did so at Lund University. 

Pie chart showing the occupation for the chemistry students that graduated 2013-2017 according to the alumni survey in 2019.

The number of PhDs in the above chart is lower than the total number of PhDs as some of them had already finished by the time the survey was conducted.

The job market in Sweden is often said to be good for chemists, something that was confirmed by this survey where 84% of those whose current occupation could be determined did something chemistry related, either further studies as a master's student or PhD, or work. Only 8 people were unemployed and of those 5 had been unemployed for less than 6 months. Those working with chemistry held the following positions:

Our alumni in business have a variety of roles. Examples of these are:

  • Laboratory engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Quality control analyst
  • Pharmaceutical R&D scientist, Research scientist analytical developement
  • Senior research scientist
  • Process engineer, process technician
  • Product specialist, Synthesis specialist
  • Sample coordinator chemist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Research assistant in analytical biochemistry
  • Microbiologist
  • Technical service and development engineer
  • Regulatory affairs expert

Our alumni work in severeal different areas. The following are some of their employers:

  • AkzoNobel
  • Galencia
  • Rechon life Science AB
  • Silex microsystems
  • VWR
  • Camurus
  • PolyPeptide Group
  • Red Glead Discovery
  • ALS Scandinavia
  • Selvita
  • Chemotechnique diagnostics
  • Pfizer
  • McNeil AB
  • Hans Biopharma AB
  • Allergy Therapeutics
  • Medicon Village
  • Cambrex Karlskoga AB
  • Bioglan AB
  • Höganäs AB
  • Synlab analytics and services Sweden Ab
  • Dow chemical company
  • Hemocue AB

The alumni network at Lund University

As an alumni you can join the alumni network at Lund University. It can help you keep in touch with contacts from your student days, you will get invited to lectures and other events and it provides the opportunity to get involved in events for future students. The network is a resource for you in your future career and it is possible to join already towards the end of your eductation before graduating. More information on the network and how to apply can be found on their webpage:

The alumni network at Lund University