Northrop Grumman & Sydney Uni sign research MoU

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 24, 2014
(l-r), Greg Chamitoff, Lawrence Hargrave Professor of Aeronautical Engineering; Archie Johnston; Ian Irving; and Mary Petryszyn, sector vice president and head of International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at the MoU signing. (Northrop Grumman)
(l-r), Greg Chamitoff, Lawrence Hargrave Professor of Aeronautical Engineering; Archie Johnston; Ian Irving; and Mary Petryszyn, sector vice president and head of International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at the MoU signing. (Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman and the University of Sydney have signed an MoU to work together to explore areas of common interest in providing educational, research initiatives and training programs across various sectors in Australia.

The agreement was signed in Sydney by Northrop Grumman Australia chief executive, Ian Irving, and University of Sydney dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, Archie Johnston. Under the agreement, the two organisations will collaborate on ways to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics education through executive development programs, technical training, internship opportunities and collaborative research programs, with an emphasis being placed on collaboration around unmanned and autonomous systems applications.

“Our partnership with the University of Sydney highlights Northrop Grumman’s commitment to develop the brightest engineering students in Australia to become world-class leaders in cutting-edge technology that will stimulate research and development and economic growth,” Irving said. “Northrop Grumman is also pleased to announce three-year scholarship funding for a postgraduate aerospace engineering student to focus on autonomous systems.”

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Johnston added that the MOU recognises the importance of industry and academia partnerships in supporting and expanding global and national aerospace research and development. “Bringing together world-class research with world-leading industry expertise will not only benefit engineering students and staff, but also the industry as a whole,” he said.

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