The paper describes the liaison that has developed between Rolls-Royce Limited (Scottish Factories) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Glasgow and indicates the benefits that have been obtained by both sides.
Of benefit to the University have been stimulating contacts with industry, from which have come topics for meaningful investigations, both in projects by undergraduates and in research by postgraduates and staff. Students at the University have also benefited by being able to visit Rolls-Royce’s Scottish Factories, and have Rolls-Royce staff give lectures to the Engineering Society.
One advantage to Rolls-Royce is that students at Glasgow University have had frequent contacts with the Company and are aware of its aims and achievements. Also, there has been technical benefit to the Company from the general research and from several specific studies carried out on a consultancy basis.