Siemens has named the University of Lincoln as one of its principal partner universities after building together the Lincoln School of Engineering.
Other universities in the scheme are Newcastle, Sheffield, Loughborough and Oxford, while Manchester and Cambridge universities have global ambassador status due to their research collaborations and links betwen the company and graduates.
An event was held at Siemens Crystal in London to officially recognise and celebrate the university partnerships.
Professor Paul Stewart, founding Head of the Lincoln School of Engineering, who also attended the reception, said: “On November 1 it will be three years since representatives from Siemens and myself were staring at the brown field site, which is now the School of Engineering.
“In that short space of time we have developed the school to be the huge success it is today, satisfying a demand both in research and employment terms.
“We are extremely proud of the relationship we have built with Siemens, a collaboration which has already received a Lord Stafford Award for innovation. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of both partners which means the new School of Engineering and a relatively new university are now standing shoulder to shoulder with other leading UK institutions.”
Siemens Lincoln Managing Director Nick Muntz said: “We have been working with the University for many years and the Engineering Hub, the first engineering school in the UK for twenty years is already a pioneering achievement.
“Our collaboration is focused on producing industry-ready graduates, who benefit from their exposure to a world-class engineering company, as well as excellence in engineering teaching at the University.
“Together we are also producing leading-edge research and development into gas turbine technology and other power engineering subjects. We look forward to collaborating on these and many new areas in the future.”
Siemens is also part of the upcoming University Technical College, working alongside Lincoln College and the University of Lincoln. It also is a frontrunner in encouraging more women to take up roles in engineering.