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Which Scientist are you?

Take our quick quiz and find out!

If you love technical subjects like maths, science or computing, then you may be considering a career in the sciences. But with so many different paths, which science course is right for you?

Take our quick quiz to find out! It’s fun but not foolproof – although you might discover a new science career option you never thought of before!

1. In your dreams, the main thing you’d like to achieve in your career is

a) finding a cure for a disease

b) winning a Nobel prize

c) solving a mystery about where we’ve come from

d) developing a useful new substance or chemical

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Making the world a better place

The living environment, in the city as well as the countryside, is under a lot of pressure. We have to produce food, but we also want to grow crops for sustainable energy sources such as biofuel. At one end of the world there is a shortage of drinking water, yet people like to have swimming pools. In other areas there is a serious threat of floodings.

How do we deal with our resources and how do we make sure there’s enough food, water, energy and medicine for the world’s population? How can we stimulate people to be vigilant with natural resources, the environment and sustainability?

People all over the world are involved in animal and livestock husbandry. The Netherlands has, as seen in a worldwide perspective, a special position in livestock husbandry. In spite of the country’s small size, there is a large production of for example meat and milk. The care, accommodation and nutrition of millions of animals are big business, in which innovative developments are the order of the day.

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Top careers for science graduates

Where will your science degree take you? From laboratory to field-work, from business to policy, the variety of career choices are endless. Plus, with so many challenges facing the human race, science graduates have never been so popular.

Even President Obama has weighed in, sounding concern over the lack of qualified scientists in the US workforce in an April speech at the National Academy of Sciences.

In reality, the supply of science students is increasing – but many are choosing careers in medicine, finance or law where the pay-cheques are higher.

So if you want to use your technical science skills in your graduate job, where are the best science opportunities today? In this article we look at some new and growing sectors.

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