Thales and the University of South Wales (USW) have signed an agreement setting out a framework for collaboration on current and future technology solutions, including in the hugely exciting field of cyber security.
Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MOU), Thales and USW will work on future education, research and training pursuits. The emerging partnership capitalises on Thalesâ€™ globally recognised expertise in mission critical systems and services and the Universityâ€™s capability in key technologies.
Thales will combine its expertise and pedigree in high-tech ICT, cyber security, digital secured solutions, analytics, sensors and design driven innovation with the USWâ€™s capabilities to identify new collaborative programmes in a developing strategic partnership, initially within cyber security.
Under the programme USW students will benefit from site visits; guest lectures; PhD studentships; placements and internships; student projects and apprenticeships.
The agreement was signed by Gareth Williams, VP, Secure Communications and Information Systems at Thales, and Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of South Wales.
â€œThales has a long and established track record of collaboration with academic institutions to great effect. We look forward to working closely with the University of South Wales, continuing to work with the brightest minds to innovate, and develop new solutions to the cyber security challenges of today and tomorrowâ€ said Gareth Williams, VP Secure Communications and Information Systems.
Professor Lydon said â€œAs a valued partner of leading global technology companies and a major player in our region, USW is delighted to sign this MOU with Thales. This agreement is the next milestone as we grow our relationship, creating value for our economy, our students, and the world of industry.â€
About The University of South Wales
The University of South Wales (USW) is a major player in UK higher education. With campuses in the major cities and valleys of South East Wales, the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers and is both a major educational and economic player across its region and the wider world
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of â‚¬14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.