University of Sheffield given principal partner status by Siemens

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by The Manufacturer

Siemens has confirmed the University of Sheffield as one of its principal partners.

The cementing of Siemens’ relationship with the University of Sheffield is a sign of recognition from the engineering giant of the work which has gone into the development of an award-winning School of Engineering at the university.

Several Siemens divisions have established relationships with the university including Siemens Metal Technologies and Siemens Wind Power. The former division is assisting the university with the development of the Sheffield University Technical College by providing engineering advice, input into the curriculum guidance in the procurement and integration of the school’s specialist equipment.

Jon Stewart, site director at Siemens Metal Technologies and president of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce said he was delighted that the University of Sheffield had been awarded this special status with Siemens.

“Sheffield as a city has a strong and proud manufacturing heritage, and we are committed to investing in the skills and research that will ensure it will be at the heart of the regional and national economic recovery,” he said. “It is also true to the say the University is and will continue to be a key source of engineering talent, their engineering graduates will be at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to rebalance the economy toward high end manufacturing and production.”