Representatives from the University of Technology Sydney visit the UDC Ferrol Industrial Campus from Navantia Australia

Ferrol, 15th of May 2024. – The rector of the University of A Coruña, Ricardo Cao; the vice-rector of the Ferrol Campus and Social Responsibility, Ana Ares; the director of the Industrial Campus of the University of A Coruña, Marcos Míguez, the director of the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Ferrol (EPEF), Vicente Díaz Casás, the director of the UDC-Navantia Joint Centre on behalf of the institution, Pablo Fariña; and the coordinator of the Integrated Engineering Group of the University of A Coruña, Richard Duro, received this Tuesday, in the meeting room of the Vice-rectorate, the representatives of the University of Technology of Sydney in the framework of a collaboration programme between Spanish and Australian universities promoted by Navantia Australia.

The Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Technology of Sydney, Andrew Parfitt; the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President of International Affairs, Iain Watt; the Deputy Director of Global Relations, Innes Ireland; and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Peta Wyeth, arrived at the Industrial Campus of Ferrol accompanied by the Head of R&D&I of Navantia, Carlos Blanco, and by former Chief Technology Officer of Navantia Australia, Jenaro Sánchez.

Throughout the day, the members of the Australian delegation had the opportunity to visit the facilities of Navantia Ría de Ferrol where they were received by its director, Eduardo Dobarro. Already in the Industrial Campus of Ferrol, they visited the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and the Hydrodynamic Tanks, located in the Centre for Research in Naval and Industrial Technologies (CITENI).

The relationship between Navantia Australia and the University of Technology Sydney goes back a long way. So much so that in November 2023, within the framework of the Indo-Pacific International Exhibition, they presented a new joint project, the Maritime Institute of Technologies for the Promotion of Research and Development of New Technologies for the Maritime Sector (Marintec), located in the central building of the Australian university.

This collaboration between Navantia Australia and the University of Technology of Sydney led to collaboration agreements with Spanish universities, including the University of A Coruña. The joint monitoring of students in doctoral programmes and the materialisation of research projects in the field of the uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in learning and in collaborative autonomous systems through the Integrated Engineering Group will be the two lines of work to be developed in the coming years from the Ferrol Industrial Campus.

A delegation from the University of Technology Sydney visited the Ferrol Industrial Campus on Tuesday as part of a collaboration programme between Spanish and Australian universities promoted by Navantia Australia.
A delegation from the University of Technology Sydney visited the Ferrol Industrial Campus on Tuesday as part of a collaboration programme between Spanish and Australian universities promoted by Navantia Australia.