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Southampton announces it is to sign strategic agreement with BAE Systems

Published: 
13 July 2016
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The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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.

Farnborough BAE signing
(L-R) Dr Steve Harris, BAE Systems; Chris Lord, RIS; and Mark Spearing

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.

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