The Wessex Institute of Technology and the University of Wales have recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement which confirms their relationship. Both institutions propose to develop a partnership to undertake research, advanced scholarships and knowledge transfer in areas of mutual academic and commercial interest and benefit.
These are defined as:
- Pursuing research and advanced scholarships through the appointment of postdoctoral research fellows and postgraduate research students;
- Investigating and realising opportunities for commercialisation of technology and other enterprise and innovation activities;
- Investigating and realising opportunities for mutual collaboration in research and development projects;
- Exploring potential opportunities for collaboration of both institutions’ press departments, including publishing of books and journals;
- Exploring potential opportunities for organising and participating in joint academic and scientific activities, such as seminars and conferences.
The agreement was signed at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea by Mr Alan Thomas, Chair of the Council, University of Wales, and Prof Carlos Brebbia, Director of Wessex Institute.
After the signing, the visitors from Wessex Institute, which included Prof Giorgio Passerini of the University of La Marche, member of the WIT Board of Directors, and Prof Stavros Syngellakis from WIT, in addition to Prof Carlos A Brebbia, were shown around the newly created Innovation Centre by the Director, Prof Robert Brown from the University of Wales. There they had occasion to see the rapid manufacturing facilities and discuss plans for future collaboration.
Wessex Institute has been affiliated with the University of Wales since 1998 and this visit helped to consolidate their relationship as well as cover new areas for collaboration.