Maritime Defence a priority for the University of Tasmania
During a visit to France in March, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formally join an international consortium which will result in the University working with our French partners to deliver teaching and research which will inform the delivery of the next-generation submarine fleet for the country.
The MoU, signed with four leading French institutions, recognised the world standing of the University’s Australian Maritime College (AMC) and underlined the considerable promise of defence and design to Northern Tasmania’s future. Forming the GEMA consortium and witnessing the MoU signing were ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, CentraleSupelec and Ecole Polytechnique who all work with global advanced technology and defence company DCNS. UTAS representatives accompanying the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the signing were Prof Neil Bose. Principal and Director AMC, Professor Jonathan Binns, Associate Dean Research, AMC, Mr Aaron Ingram, Defence Maritime Program Manager, AMC and Ms Sara Franz, Manager Global Engagement.
The MoU was signed on 21st March, 2017 in Nantes, France.