Building upon our long-standing relationship with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Thales Australia has signed a university-wide Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the impact of collaboration between the two organisations. By fostering ethical, transdisciplinary, practical, and critical skill development, the partnership will provide UTS students with cutting-edge experiences while creating a pathway for potential careers at Thales.
Throughout our 20-year collaboration with UTS, Thales has played a pivotal role in advancing engineering education, research and social justice approaches in engineering practice, specifically through valuable Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences for undergraduate through to PhD students, with particular focus on Indigenous and female students pursuing STEM disciplines. The extension of this partnership will provide a sustained and significant contribution to a broad range of programs and activities, such as internships, scholarships, mentoring, events, guest lectures, participation in advisory boards, industry experience studios, curriculum development and research projects.
“This relationship with UTS provides benefits to both organisations, but most importantly it gives UTS students the chance to get momentum into their careers while they are still studying, helping to build the next generation of engineers for Australia."
Philip Swadling, Technical Director
Andrew Parfitt, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology Sydney said "the agreement is about expanding this relationship into a whole-of-university one, enabling Thales to work with disciplines across UTS around a shared commitment for innovation and the development of technology, skills and talent."