Industry Links

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A Blueprint for Industry Engagement

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in our pioneering approach to working with industry.

Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach, which has been acknowledged through a series of national awards over the past decade.

Whether it is engaging industry experts to address specific skills gaps by launching new academic programmes, or pursuing cutting-edge research to solve real-world commercial challenges, we have built a reputation for understanding and responding to the needs of business.

In 2017, Lincoln was one of only eight UK universities to be commended by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for our strategic approach to knowledge exchange.

We are proud of our industry partnerships and continue to build sustainable long-term relationships with a diverse range of organisations. Our goal is to help drive local, regional and national economic growth and prosperity by delivering the skills and innovation industry needs, while ensuring our students benefit from the connections we make.

Siemens Partnership

In 2009, in collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln established the first dedicated new engineering school to be created in the UK for more than two decades.

This long-standing collaboration has won a string of national awards and acclaim, including a prestigious Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. It was highlighted as an example of best practice in national reviews of university-industry collaborations by Sir Andrew Witty and Sir Tim Wilson.

Lincoln is now one of only a handful of UK universities to hold Siemens Global Principal Partner status, a recognition of the University's wide-ranging research collaborations and success in developing graduate talent with Siemens.

By incorporating industry input in course content, providing work experience placements, and offering valuable opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research, graduates are prepared to make an immediate contribution on entering the workplace.

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