University of Lincoln Partnerships and Collaborations
The University holds a number of strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading international organisations, including:
Collaboration with Siemens
In collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering was the first dedicated facility of its kind to be created in the UK in more than two decades.
The School welcomed its first students in 2011 and the collaboration has since won a series of national awards as an example of how industry and academia can work together, including a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement and a prestigious Lord Stafford Award.
The University of Lincoln is now one of only a handful of UK universities to hold Siemens’ Global Principal Partner status. The accolade was awarded to Lincoln in 2015 in recognition of the institution’s wide-ranging research collaborations across business sectors and its efforts in engaging graduate talent with Siemens.
Siemens has a longstanding global programme of engagement with leading universities and research institutions focused on bringing together the best minds for talent development and innovation. The Research and Development Framework pioneered by the University and Siemens provides an innovative and collaborative approach to producing new technologies and it is now being rolled out to other Siemens partners.
This successful collaboration helps to ensure that Lincoln graduates are prepared to make an immediate contribution upon entering the workplace, by incorporating industry input on course content, providing work experience placements and offering valuable opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research.
The Guardian Partnership
The University of Lincoln has teamed up with one of the world’s most trusted media outlets, The Guardian, to help current and prospective university students stay up-to-date and informed as they navigate the world of UK higher education.
The University of Lincoln’s Guardian Partner Zone provides top tips and advice covering all aspects of university life, from choosing the right university and applying for accommodation to getting the most out of lectures and preparing for life after graduation.
Visit the University of Lincoln Partner Zone on The Guardian website.
Lincoln is part of the Santander Universities Global Division, which includes university partners in 20 countries. The network is an international group of universities with three common goals; internationalisation, transfer of knowledge and fostering of entrepreneurial skills.
The University of Lincoln is one of more than 1,200 higher education institutes around the world who are part of the Santander Universities network. Through the Santander Universities network the bank provides funding for numerous activities including international scholarships, mobility awards and research grants.
Support will be offered to encourage Lincoln students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, with opportunities including ‘pitching’ events, interaction between promising entrepreneurs and industry experts and further business development support.
The partnership brings with it valuable integration opportunities for our students and academics, who can look forward to developing world-leading research with fellow Santander partners. The agreement also provides student internship opportunities, which are extremely important for us at Lincoln, where we are committed to supporting the future employability of our graduates.
The recently signed agreement with Santander is expected to further stimulate partnerships between the University of Lincoln and other international universities and organisations within the network, through research collaborations, work placements and exchange programmes for students.
Partnership with Lincolnshire Co-op
The Lincoln Science and Innovation Park (LSIP) was created as part of a pioneering joint venture between the University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Co-op.
With recent investment of almost £14 million, the science park provides a hub for investment in science and technology sectors in the historic industrial heartland of Lincoln. As a strategic employment site close to the University’s Brayford Pool Campus, it combines research, teaching and commercial space as home to a community of technology businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers.
The site’s state-of-the-art Joseph Banks Laboratories are home to the University’s Schools of Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, alongside the neighbouring Minster House, and the new Boole Technology Centre will soon provide flexible commercial space for innovative businesses, both new and established.
The University’s unique approach to working with Lincolnshire Co-op creates a symbiotic learning and development environment, and offers students the benefit of closer links with the major employer. For example, students in the University’s School of Pharmacy work closely with researchers and practitioners from Lincolnshire Co-op and can spend time within the company’s pharmacies to understand how the academic skills they learn relate to the job in practice.