Madis Juurma, former AMS student: Participation in this programme has already influenced my life: I have got a very good job. And one of my coursemates has received several job
offers from Europe.
During the recent years significant changes have been and still are taking place in the testing and chemical analysis community. Measurements are very important from legal and economy point of view. More and more legal acts are issued that concern measurements and tests. Fully functional quality system, accredited according to international standards (most often ISO/IEC 17025:2000 or GLP in the case of laboratories) is now a must in many activity areas (food, environmental, etc) where the laboratories are active. The changes have been very rapid and up to now the education system has not been able to respond adequately to the needs of the measurement and testing community.
The present program is meant to help in filling this gap by providing contemporary, practically oriented education in physical and chemical measurement science. Also, it has been estimated that up to 50% of chemistry graduates (depending on country) work at different analysis or testing laboratories. These factors enable us to rate the employability of our graduates as very good.
Our graduates are welcome at:
R&D departments of major companies
Chemical industry labs
Pharmaceutical industry labs
Health and environmental protection agencies
Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs
Certification, standardization and accreditation authorities
National Centers and Institutes of Metrology
Academic career and PhD studies
To get some idea, what positions our graduates from the recent years are holding, here is the list:
Chief specialist in drugs detection and identification at a Forensic Science Institute in Tallinn
Head of the chemistry section at semiconductor company Clifton
Regulatory affairs manager at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
Drug master file expert at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
Head of Mechatronics department at Vitrina University
Engineer at energy-efficient buildings design company PassiveHouse
Head of the Reference materials and calibrations section at Agricultural Research Centre in Saku
Doctoral student in biotechnology at Brussels
Chief specialist in the quality infrastructure service at Estonian Ministry of Economic affairs and Communications
Three more are doctoral students in different areas of physics and materials science
Merit Huopolainen, PhD student at UT Institute of Chemistry:
The high quality of education at the University of Tartu and practical experience I gained through internship have enabled me to get a job already in the second year of my master studies here. I now work for the Food Monitoring Laboratory of Estonian Health Protection Inspectorate.