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The University of Southampton

New scholarships announced as part of strategic business relationship with Boeing

Published: 15 May 2009

The University of Southampton and The Boeing Company have extended their strategic business relationship.

As part of the relationship, Boeing has announced sponsorship for several prestigious scholarships for study in the Schools of Engineering Sciences and Management at the University of Southampton.

In addition, the company will fund prizes for the best MSc students in Engineering, Operational Research and Management Science.

These new scholarships build on strong foundations, with previous research collaborations having taken place through the University's world-leading Optoelectronic Research Centre.

Sir Roger Bone (centre) with Professor Bill Wakeham, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton and James O'Loughlin, Programme Director, Boeing UK Through Life Customer Support
Students with representatives from Boeing and the University

Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing UK, says: “Boeing is active in supporting innovation in the UK with a variety of projects. Our new relationship with the University of Southampton will nurture the talented minds that will make a great contribution to the future of the aerospace industry.”

Douglas Macbeth, Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, says: “These scholarships will provide excellent opportunities for our students. We hope to develop the relationship, and are exploring potential for further involvement through possible research and student projects, courses and internships.”

The University of Southampton has a strong track record of collaboration with industrial partners – through collaborative research and consultancy, as well as through student and graduate projects and placements. Engaging with organisations of all sizes, Southampton is the leading UK university with regard to working with small to medium-sized companies.

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