• The University of Oviedo and Siemens promote industrial-technological education among Postgraduate students

    February 27, 2014

    Both entities have signed an agreement so that students of the Master's Degree in Automatization Engineering and Industrial Computer Science can be taught by professionals of Siemens and make internships at the company.

    Group photo after the signature of the collaboration agreement.

    The University of Oviedo and Siemes, a global leader in technology, have signed a collaboration agreement that will lead to a better practical formation of Postgraduate students and which will promote a greater transference of knowledge between the academic institution and the enterprise.

    According to this agreement, that was signed this morning by the Rector of the University, Vicente Gotor, and the delegate at the Principality of Asturias and Cantabria of Siemens Spain, Alberto Martínez, professionals of Siemens will become part of the teaching staff and will offer lectures on different topics at the Master's Degree in Automatization Engineering and Industrial Computer Science of the University of Oviedo. Moreover, the students will be able to do internships at the company and get to know firsthand the solutions developed at Siemens.

    As part of this agreement, subscribed by three years that can be extended, both institutions commit themselves to allow the staff from Siemens to direct part of the Master's Theses, and to allow the company to set the topics of the research by the students.

    Moreover, the rest of the staff of the Master's Degree will be able to access the catalog of courses offered by Siemens to its own staff, to better know the technologies, systems and tools that they have available.

    This collaboration agreement is part of the SCE Program (Siemes Cooperates with Education) by Siemens Spain, which offers formation on the latests advances in terms of technologies of automatization to students and teachers. The objectives of this program are centered on reinforcing the collaboration between the industry and the education centers, providing basic knowledge on automatization and accioning, and configuring a global offer of e-learning.

    For the University of Oviedo, this initiative involves new progress in the effort of streghthening the links between the Asturian academic institution and the business world, one of the essential goals of the Campus of International Excellence that the University promotes since 2009. On the other hand, this initiative reflects, once again, the commitment and the relation of Siemens with the Principality of Asturias that started more than 105 years ago. Siemens is a world-wide leading company that operates in the sectors of the industry, energy, health, and infrastructures and cities.