Economic growth of industry nowadays depends on the stimulation of research and innovation, therefore one of many influencing factors becomes a long-term cooperation between industry and educational institutions.
Innovative and research based companies turn to universities looking for future creative employees and in parallel create excellent career opportunities for students in the labour market.
That is why Thermo Fisher Scientific – one of the leading biotechnology products development company, established scholarships for Vilnius University undergraduate students for the school year 2014–2015. Scholarships were designated to six successful students of the Chemical and Natural Sciences Faculties: Laima Mažionytė, Agnė Matusevičiūtė, Ieva Vėbraitė, Andrejs Palladijs, Gytis Miliauskas and Agnė Stašytė.
Thermo Fisher Scientific started to award scholarships in 2011 aiming to promote talented and motivated students focusing on the biotechnology related research.