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Research collaborations

Typically 2-5 years in length. Sponsorship of a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The sponsorship will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers.

Corporate University Technology Centres (UTCs)

The Department has a number of Corporate University Technology Centres. These are industrially funded research centres typically staffed by 6 to 25 researchers. These allow companies to facilitate interactive research within the technical and collaborative environment of the Department. From these centres it is possible to for companies to harness excellent research facilities for their own strategic research and to leverage public funding in a specific area of research.

Current corporate UTCs include:

Further information can be found in the Department's Prospectus for Partnership.


The Department is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for students on specific projects. For more information on the current studentships that are available please see our list of available fully funded PhD studentships.

Tailored courses

Our strength as a department includes our quality of teaching as well as our research and we can design specific short courses or seminar days to suit a company's specific needs. Please enquire.


Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem.