MUMBAI : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has entered into a strategic partnership with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, to collaborate on research, co-innovation, talent development and encourage the exchange of ideas and resources among teachers, scholars, students, researchers, staff, and TCS’ business partners.
TCS will provide thought leadership on the future of higher education and leverage its cross-sector expertise, to support Heriot-Watt’s strategy to provide seamless education to students across the world, no matter where or how they are studying. The partners will also explore how Heriot-Watt’s ambitious target to be a key research hub for robotics and AI, through their National Robotarium, can help advance TCS’ services and support clients in this rapidly evolving sector.
The partnership envisages Centres of Excellence in areas of mutual interest such as cyber security and will also focus on creating a framework for superior online interactions between students, academic professionals, and global business leaders.
Heriot-Watt will explore setting up a global talent development academy for TCS and its partners. Additionally, TCS and Heriot-Watt will look at co-creating learning courses to support its partners in navigating through digital transformation and related themes.
“This partnership emphasises our steadfast commitment to improving educational outcomes and strengthens our position as a strategic partner to global schools, colleges and universities,” said Ankur Mathur, Head, Education Business, TCS. “TCS has the technical capabilities and industry experience to pioneer new methods for both collaborative learning and research and innovation. We look forward to working closely with Heriot-Watt University in building their ‘Campus of the Future’.”
“The University is renowned as a world-leader in the practical application of specialist research and providing the learning needed for industries of the future. Our partnership with TCS will ensure students and teachers can engage with a global network of academic professionals,” said Dr Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal, Heriot-Watt University. “By encouraging information to be shared across a borderless exchange, our students will have more opportunities to realise their full potential and we are excited to be working closely with TCS to transform the education sector.”
In 2021, Heriot-Watt University celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding in Scotland. Now a global institution with campuses across Scotland, Dubai, and Malaysia, its pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage, as it continues to push new frontiers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business, and design.
For further information on how TCS is building innovative learning and development frameworks that are transforming global education, please visit: www.tcs.com/education.