CERN and UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol's long and fruitful partnership with CERN, spearheaded by Professor Richard McClatchey, has been ongoing since 1993. To date, more than 60 undergraduate computing students have secured work placements at CERN.
Five research students have secured CERN doctoral studentships and there have been a significant number of CERN fellowships. Richard himself has been awarded a CERN Scientific Associateship and a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship in appreciation of his valuable ongoing contribution to the work being done at CERN.
Additionally, UWE Bristol has collaborated with CERN together with other partners on international research contracts including CICERO, MammoGrid, Diamond and Health e-Child.
Richard says: "Our partnership with CERN has generated many opportunities for students and staff as well as significant research income for UWE Bristol and the Department. We have a strong reputation for collaborative research and very good research students as a result.
"I am also delighted that last year seven of our undergraduate computing students have secured a year–long work placement at CERN in beautiful Switzerland. This is a record number of students in any one year and we are pleased that the quality of our students is recognised in this way. We wish them every success."