Southampton announces it is to sign strategic agreement with BAE Systems
The University of Southampton has announced it is to sign a strategic framework agreement with multinational defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems, to strengthen the long-term relationship in research, education and consultancy.
The announcement was made this week at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Southampton will be one of the first of a few, selected universities in the UK to sign such an agreement, after BAE Systems announced that in the future it will focus on building partnerships with a smaller number of universities which shared expertise in particular areas of future capability.
Professor Mark Spearing University Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) said: “The University of Southampton is delighted to be able to consolidate its longstanding, multi-stranded relationship with BAE Systems. We highly value the relationship with a world-class company and look forward to strengthening our relationship to achieve even greater mutual benefits.”
The University of Southampton and BAE Systems have worked closely together for many years on a number of research projects, including a BAE Systems Centre for Research Centre in Active Control and ORCHID, a major research programme on Human Agent Collectives.