At Thales in the UK, we partner with academic institutions on a large number of research projects and programmes. Underpinning this is our Strategic Partnerships Programme that encompasses our work with academic institutions. The purpose of this programme is to coordinate our work with Universities across key areas of research. Not only does this help us to be more strategic with our investments; educate students and inform them about our company; it provides them with the opportunity to get involved in research that relates directly to our relevant industries.

Below are some examples of our academic partnerships, highlighting the areas of research that we are working together on, as well as the specific programmes that have been set up.

Key Research Areas

  University of Bristol Queens University, Belfast University of Surrey  University of  Cambridge University of  Oxford
Complex Systems        
Quantum Computing        

Cyber Security

Image Processing        
Advanced Networking and Communications  
Autonomous Systems        
Sensing, Data Fusion
and Analysis
Industrial Maths        

Partnered Programmes

University of Bristol
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Communications
The UK Programmable Fixed and Mobile Internet Infrastructure
Queens University, Belfast
Centre for Secure Information Technologies
University of Surrey
5G Innovation Centre
University of  Cambridge
Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Cambridge Service Alliance
University of  Oxford
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrial Focused Mathematical Modeling
Oxford University Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security
Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM)

The above partnerships show just some of our work taking place in the UK. Did you know, however, that Thales UK is involved with a total of £133m+ of EPSRC funded research and doctoral training centres?

You can view all of the fantastic Universities that we are collaborating with here, as well as some information on the fantastic work taking place!