University of Leicester eBulletin

University Partnership with Aerospace Industry

May 2003
No 118

The University of Leicester Department of Engineering has been selected as a Preferred Academic Capability Partner (ACP) by BAE SYSTEMS in the field of Control Systems.

This prestigious partnership will match the requirements of BAE SYSTEMS with academic expertise, enabling the two parties to develop through research, related teaching and the creation of recruitment pools in ways that are mutually beneficial.

Supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the BAE SYSTEMS Academic Partnerships promote long-term and large-scale integrated research involving a network of academic partners.

The Partnerships ensure that funding goes into academic research that best meets the future needs of the aerospace and defence sector. It also establishes networks of leading academic groups, providing them with funding stability, and encourages research that ranges across different disciplines.

Professor Ian Postlethwaite, Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to work closely with BAE SYSTEMS in this way. This is an acknowledgement of the high quality of research and teaching carried out by members of our Control and Instrumentation Research Group

NOTE TO EDITORS:   Further information is available from Professor Ian Postlethwaite, Head of Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, tel 0116 252 2547, fax 0116 223 1369, email

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