Cranfield and Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) are pleased to announce they have renewed the strategic alliance agreement between the two institutions.
The renewal was signed at Cranfield University at a Strategic Alliance Board of Management meeting attended by Cranfield’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, and AWE Chief Scientist, Professor Andrew Randewich.
Sir Peter said: “Our collaboration with AWE is long-standing and enables Cranfield researchers to work with AWE colleagues.
“The relationships that have developed over many years between the staff of AWE and Cranfield University are close and productive.”
The strategic alliance with Cranfield has enabled joint working primarily focused on energetic materials, dynamic response and fluid dynamics, and has generated numerous joint publications.
The renewal of the agreement will allow Cranfield and AWE to broaden the research partnership and deliver bespoke courses at either institution.
Professor Randewich added: “Cranfield provides unique opportunities in defence science and education, and AWE has therefore taken great benefit from its longstanding relationship with the University. The renewal of the strategic alliance is particularly timely as we embark on enhanced joint programmes in areas such as energetics and shock physics.”
Cranfield was pleased to welcome AWE as a partner to its inaugural Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium in November 2015, in partnership with the Defence Academy of the UK and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, and is delighted that AWE has decided to become a major sponsor in 2016.
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