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5th June 2015, 8:56am
Siemens announces University of Lincoln as its Global Principal Partner
Professor Tim Gordon, third from right, receiving the award The University of Lincoln, UK, has been named one of Siemens’ Global Principal Partners for its research and development collaborations with the engineering giant.

The prestigious status was conferred on the University at Siemens’ third annual UK University Relations Event with its UK partner universities on 3rd June 2015.

It comes two years after the University was awarded Principal Partner status in recognition of its collaborative relationship with the global company in the development of the award-winning Lincoln School of Engineering.

Lincoln joins Newcastle University - also awarded at the event - plus Cambridge and Manchester universities in the global engagement scheme, which offers increased levels of support for Siemens Research and Development and graduate recruitment.

Professor Tim Gordon, Head of the School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, said: “It is a great honour to join other leading universities as Global Principal Partner. This represents the close collaboration between the University and Siemens which builds up a talent pipeline and attracts high quality students to the University and ultimately to the Siemens workforce.”

Siemens has a longstanding global programme of engagement with leading universities and research institutions focused on bringing together the best minds for talent development and innovation.

The prestigious status was given to Lincoln in recognition of the wide-ranging research collaborations across business sectors and also the institution’s efforts in engaging graduate talent with Siemens.

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens plc, said: “We are delighted to celebrate our collaboration with the UK’s top universities. Siemens has a very long heritage of innovation in the UK, which has helped to make us one of the country’s leading engineering companies. We look forward to strengthening these university relationships and working together on projects that will keep the UK at the forefront of technology innovation.”

Toby Peyton-Jones, HR Director for Siemens plc, said: “At Siemens we know that it is engineers who will shape the future of the world we live in and find solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Currently there just are not enough of them to meet the demands of not only Siemens but other companies as well. By actively focusing on a number of core universities we believe we can maximise the opportunities for strategic industry-led collaboration.”

Siemens is investing heavily in UK research and graduate recruitment and runs a UK-wide university engagement programme, which includes careers fairs, summer internships, year-long placements, graduate schemes, student visits to industry and collaborative project work. By establishing these links with universities Siemens hopes to give valuable opportunities to young people from across the UK, increasing their employability and skill base as well as gaining great input into the ongoing development of Siemens in the UK.

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