Our success is based on knowledge; therefore we invest heavily in development, education and training of the employees. We enable experts to gain a unique insight into the world of research and the international business environment.

Investing in knowledge is taken to the highest degree of responsibility and dedication. As part of Sandoz and Novartis, our employees have access to the broadest scope in knowledge, skills, experience and engagement in international teams. We open and support opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience in various fields of operation. We support everything that contributes to the development of an individual to become a complete person and give him/her broad knowledge of the company.

Integration of knowledge in the international environment – this is part of our daily routine.

Accustomed to daily debates

Dr Neli HevirDr Neli Hevir has come to Lek, a Sandoz company, from the world of academia. »This is a true knowledge environment. You can always ask someone a question. Although they are all very busy, they will always answer your questions,« she says.

You have just come back from the training at Sandoz Schaftenau.
We do most of the projects in collaboration with an international team, so we do a lot of training there. We also participate in other education programs, conferences, where we meet with experts. It is necessary to follow your professional, expert field. Here we share areas in order to be more up-to-date. At Lek, knowledge is a value which we live – it enables inventiveness, versatility and integration between different projects.

As an academic, how did you end up at Lek, a Sandoz company?
When I joined Lek, a Sandoz member, I started from the very beginning. A completely new area opened, I realized that I didn’t know many things. My colleagues helped me a great deal to gain the necessary knowledge. When you become familiar with your domain, then the knowledge that you bring with you from university also enters in.

How do you manage to integrate knowledge from different fields?
More than half of our department is made of new colleagues. They are all experts in different areas – environment, medicine, biochemistry. Everybody contributes something. The integration of knowledge, including that in the international environment, is part of our daily discussions. We are accustomed to this.