Polymers On The Move
We recognise that investing in education is critical to building a sustainable industry, especially one that has a strong focus on innovation. In our efforts to inspire, encourage and empower the youth to pursue a science education, we initiated in 2016 our bespoke curriculum for students, Polymers on the Move (POTM). We partner with leading schools in the areas we operate in, aiming to encourage the students to view science as a viable field of study and career path.
The programme provides students with information on the nature of benefits of polymers in everyday life and engages them through interactive experiments covering the useful properties of polymers compared to other materials. Additionally, the students participate in a number of presentations, workshops and scientific experiments, as well as a tour at the state-of-the-art research and development Borouge Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi. The students have the opportunity to meet our scientists, engineers and technicians and learn about our advanced technologies and equipment, extensive scientific laboratories and our advanced polymer solutions, while experiencing a hands-on creative work environment. The POTM programme is now further enhanced to welcome university students too.
Borouge has since then expanded the programme to Asia, holding multiple course runs in schools in India and Singapore, engaging with hundreds of students in encouraging them to be ambassadors for a circular economy.