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05 December 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

A global company which is currently revolutionising transportation systems around the world has formed a new strategic partnership with Teesside University which will enhance collaborative research and provide exciting opportunities for students and graduates.

Matt Brooke, Software Engineering Manager, Leanne Wilkinson, Head of Finance, Siobhan Fenton, Associate Dean (Business and Enterprise) at Teesside University and Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) at Teesside University.
Matt Brooke, Software Engineering Manager, Leanne Wilkinson, Head of Finance, Siobhan Fenton, Associate Dean (Business and Enterprise) at Teesside University and Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) at Teesside University.

Cubic Transportation Systems is a world leader in intelligent travel applications and is the company behind the Oyster Card. Founded in America in 1951, it also has offices in Australia, India, the USA and Europe, as well as a base closer to home in Stockton’s Princes Wharf.

Cubic Transportation Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teesside University’s School of Computing, Media & the Arts which formalises a commitment to work together and maximise collaborative opportunities.

Head of Finance Leanne Wilkinson and Software Engineering Manager Matt Brooke are both Teesside University graduates and they returned to the campus to sign the formal agreement with Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement).

Matt said: 'I am extremely passionate about Cubic and extremely passionate about this area. By working so closely with Teesside University we will be able to access the talent and skills of students and graduates and introduce them to career opportunities that are right on their doorstep.

'You cannot drive down a motorway in the UK without seeing software and technology which has been developed by Cubic. The Memorandum of Understanding is a fantastic opportunity for the company and the University to work together and harness our collective skills and ambitions for the benefit of the region.'

Leanne added: 'I don’t think we shout load enough about our success and by working with Teesside University we will be able to utilise the expertise of staff, students and graduates to provide a whole range of collaborative opportunities.'

Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications in the transportation industry. It is dedicated to using cutting edge technology to reinvent transportation and the company recently won a contract in Sydney, Australia, to embed its software within the city’s transport system.

The University is always engaged with linking graduate talent with world-leading companies and this Memorandum of Understanding will provide our students and graduates with the opportunities to work with an organisation which is leading the field in terms of innovative transportation solutions.

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL.

Teesside University’s School of Computing, Media & the Arts is at the forefront of digital technology and is a centre of excellence in the creative and digital aspects of computing, games and animation, web and multimedia. The School provides a world-class learning environment with cutting edge hardware and software and its graduates have gone on to work at some of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies.

The Memorandum of Understanding outlines a commitment to work together on short and long-term training, research, student placement opportunities, staff development and graduate recruitment.

Professor Turner said: 'Here we have yet another Tees Valley gem, in terms of a regional business leading on a global stage. We are delighted to develop a strategic relationship with a technology led company and build great synergies with our School of Computing, Media & the Arts in the first instance. Amongst research and innovation opportunities, this partnership will also offer a platform for our students and graduates to work with a leading business.

'The University is always engaged with linking graduate talent with world-leading companies and this Memorandum of Understanding will provide our students and graduates with the opportunities to work with an organisation which is leading the field in terms of innovative transportation solutions.'

Siobhan Fenton, Associate Dean (Business and Enterprise) in the University’s School of Computing, Media & the Arts, added: 'We are always looking to expand our network and work with companies with shared values and objectives.

'Cubic Transportation Systems is exactly the kind of company we want to align ourselves with and I am confident that both organisations will benefit tremendously through our Memorandum of Understanding.'


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International links for Teesside University
North East Chamber of Commerce, online, 12/12/2018
A global company which is currently revolutionising transportation systems around the world has formed a new strategic partnership with Teesside University.

 
 
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