Computer Laboratory Research Studentship
QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, has founded the QUALCOMM Research Studentship in Computing at the University’s Computer Laboratory, with an endowment gift of US$1 million.
This generous donation was made to the 2009 Computer Laboratory Research Students Fund, which supports doctoral students and allows the Laboratory to recruit the most promising computing research talent from countries worldwide, including China, India, Australia, Korea, the USA and Japan.
This is of vital importance, according to Andy Hopper, Head of the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory: “The University’s ability to independently fund doctorate research students to study in the UK is a critical competitive asset in ensuring we are responsible for the training of future industry leaders. The donation from QUALCOMM, itself an industry leader, will allow the University to draw from the widest possible global pool of students for key research projects in computing.”
Qualcomm is a global company with commercial interests in Cambridge. The company actively invests in educational opportunities and has established the QUALCOMM Research Studentship in Computing in perpetuity.
“This donation is part of QUALCOMM’s inward investment programme in Europe, and ensures the future of computing innovation and the reputation of Cambridge as the international seat of computing research,” said Andrew Gilbert, President of QUALCOMM Europe. “QUALCOMM’s participation in the endowment fund allows a wider intake of doctorate calibre research students in areas of fundamental importance to the advancement of computing.”
Added: 15 November 2006