The University of Turku and Meyer Turku have signed a partnership agreement aimed at developing and strengthening education and research in engineering.
This agreement increases student projects, theses, as well as teaching, lectures, and workshops between the University and cruise ship and ropax builder Meyer Turku.
As a result, employment opportunities offered by Meyer Turku in the marine industry will become more visible on the campus.
This collaboration will become part of the engineering studies already at an early stage.
“For the Finnish maritime cluster to stay world class, we need to continuously apply innovations driven by strong research in the various fields of science that apply to shipbuilding. For this, we need strong university partners. We are looking forward to intensifying our co-operation with the University of Turku, not just with the departments in the new engineering education but also with other relevant units, “ explained Jan Meyer, Meyer Turku CEO.
“As a university, we have decided to increase strategic partnerships in different fields of science and Meyer Turku is an excellent example of this,” added Rector, Jukka Kola, from the University of Turku.
“Our partnership is a great example of the commitment of both parties to long-term collaboration. Our shared objective is to raise the level of engineering education and research significantly in the University of Turku and Turku region. Close collaboration with an internationally significant company also benefits the University’s internationalisation,” said Vice Rector, Mika Hannula.
Collaboration in engineering research will plug in to the multi-disciplinary University’s expertise and the global technology company in order to develop new innovations and expertise. With this initiative, Meyer Turku will also conduct more effective recruitment through closer student collaboration.
In the Autumn last year, Meyer Turku donated a professorship to mechanical and materials engineering by which the University will open a new Master of Science degree programme this year.