BASF plans to establish a “global learning campus” to offer a variety of best-in-class learning opportunities to its employees. According to the company, the program will focus on life-long learning and create further opportunities for personal and professional development, thereby supporting BASF’s growth plans. It will consolidate all of BASF’s existing educational offerings into an integrated global platform and will include facilities in various BASF locations around the world as well as virtual courses.
The first courses and programs under the new approach will be launched in Asia Pacific, in order to attract and retain the region’s rapidly-developing talent, support employees in their integration into the company, and build technical skills, BASF says. As of last December, BASF employed more than 16,000 people in the Asia Pacific region. The company will set up a regional facility for the program in Singapore and will focus on core topics fundamental to the region’s development, such as a “new leader program” to groom new leaders and to accelerate their transition from individual contributor to leading teams.