Intel and University College Dublin (UCD) have committed to close collaboration over the next five years in the areas of talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education.
An initial memorandum of understanding between Intel and UCD was signed in 2016 and, since then, Intel has supported 49 UCD master’s student bursaries and co-supported a number of PhD students under this agreement.
Coinciding with the renewed agreement, 15 science and engineering students were awarded UCD-Intel master’s scholarships. These scholarships provide a €3,000 bursary to support academic study as well as the opportunity for practical learning based on industry needs. Intel also provides each scholarship awardee with an employee mentor.
The partnership includes an investment by Intel in the development of an Engineering Suite in the new UCD Centre for Creativity, a landmark building at the main Stillorgan Entrance to the campus set to be part of the University’s Future Campus.
Orla Gallagher, Director of Development, UCD Foundation: ” We are immensely grateful to the ongoing philanthropic support and generosity of Intel in continuing to provide life-changing opportunities to talented students. The success of the Intel Scholarship Programme is best illustrated by those who have already graduated, through their careers and post-graduate success. The Scholars are ambassadors for their generation and role models for the entire university community.”
UCD President, Professor Andrew Deeks added: “Intel has been very supportive of UCD over the last number of years, and we are most grateful for that support. I am delighted that we are further building on what is already a very strong partnership.”