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.


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 in 2009.

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 top 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.

Juergen Maier Testimonial

Lincoln is a very special place for engineering because while everyone else is talking about the development of industrial strategy in the UK, when you come here you actually see it in action. It is happening right here in Lincoln.

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK

The Guardian

The University of Lincoln has teamed up with one of the world’s most trusted media outlets, The Guardian, to help current and prospective university students stay up-to-date and informed as they navigate the world of UK higher education.

The University of Lincoln’s Guardian Partner Zone provides top tips and advice covering all aspects of university life, from choosing the right university and applying for accommodation to getting the most out of lectures and preparing for life after graduation.


The University of Lincoln is a member of the Santander Universities Global Division.

The network is an international group of 1,200 universities spanning 20 countries with three common goals; internationalisation, transfer of knowledge and fostering of entrepreneurial skills.

At Lincoln, the scheme provides funding for staff and student to benefit from international scholarships, mobility awards and research grants, as well as programme of internships placing talented new graduates with local small and medium-sized businesses. It also creates connections with other international universities in the network. 

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Lincolnshire Co-op

The Lincoln Science and Innovation Park was created as part of a pioneering joint venture between the University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Co-op. With investment of more than £20 million to date, the science park provides a hub for innovation in science and technology sectors in the historic industrial heartland of Lincoln, combining research, teaching and commercial space.

The science park's Joseph Banks Laboratories are home to more than 1,000 staff and students in science subjects, including our School of Pharmacy, while the nearby Boole Technology Centre provides flexible commercial space for innovative businesses in high-tech sectors.