The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) commissioned a survey in January and February 2011 to determine the broad view of the European chemical engineering community. Almost 1800 chemical and process engineers from 35 countries took part in the study.
Also the findings from the nations with more than 100 responses (Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, UK) were reported in more detail.
- 87% agreed that their country must do more to reduce its fossil fuel relianc.
- 81% citing climate change as a big challenge for the future of humanity.
58% admitted that they needed more factual information to understand energy and climate issues.
- 74% agreed that their management had a genuine commitment to ethical standards.
23% cited the need for training on ethical issues.
- 83% agreed with the statement ‘chemical engineering is the right career for me’.
- 70% said that there are good opportunities for chemical engineers in their country.
Chemical engineers based in Denmark and Germany both displayed markedly higher career satisfaction levels than the survey average.
- 60% claimed to have been helped by industry during their education and training.
- 36% thought they may be working in another country in five years time.
- European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Frankfurt am Main, Germany