Hampshire County Council and the University of Southampton have established a Joint Working Agreement to strengthen existing collaboration, making it quicker and easier to get joint research projects off the ground.
The arrangement will also pave the way for more University students to undertake work placements with the County Council, further supporting knowledge exchange between the two organisations.
Vice Chancellor of University of Southampton, Professor Mark Smith, said: "I’m very pleased to sign this agreement with Councillor Keith Mans which signals a new chapter in the relationship between the University of Southampton and Hampshire County Council. There are many synergies between our two organisations and the projects we’ve already engaged in together are bringing excellent opportunities for our researchers and students. I’m confident that, together, we can continue to enjoy a positive and collaborative working partnership that will bring many beneficial outcomes to the Council and the people of Hampshire.
Hampshire County Council already has a Joint Working Agreement in place with Winchester University which is benefiting both organisations, University students and Hampshire residents.