University signs partnership with BAE Systems

The University of Birmingham is one of the first institutions to secure the agreement as part of BAE System's review of university partnerships.


The University of Birmingham has entered into a partnership with technology giant BAE Systems.

The strategic framework agreement will strengthen the two organisations existing relationships in research, education and consultancy.

The University of Birmingham is one of the first institutions to secure the agreement as part of BAE System's review of university partnerships.

Professor Andy Schofield, the university's pro vice chancellor of engineering, said: "The university has taken a major step forward in strengthening its long-standing relationship with BAE Systems.

"Our partnerships with industry are key to delivering our strategy and this agreement will support the continued growth of this relationship over the coming years. We look forward to working more closely together on exciting research and innovation to achieve even greater mutual benefits."

The University of Birmingham and BAE Systems have worked together for a number of years. Notable projects include strategic manufacturing technology research SAMULET and ORCHID, which looks at how humans and computers can improve interaction.

Jennifer Osbaldestin, managing director of BAE Systems, added: "Partnerships like these are great news for BAE Systems and the wider UK engineering industry, so we are delighted to agree this strategic framework for working more closely with the University of Birmingham."

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Professor Andy Schofield and Jennifer Osbaldestin

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