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This paper originally appeared as: Fulcher, JA, The advantage of industrial R&D in the training of university students, Proceedings of IEEE Region 10 International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Technology, 19-22 August 2001, vol 2, 881-883. Copyright IEEE 2001.


Experience gained through industrial R&D projects supports the proposition that several benefits flow through to both students and faculty staff beyond that of simply providing associated student project titles. To be more specific, enhancing lecture material with not only specific research findings but also general experience gained from working on such projects are secondary benefits of such university-industry links. Moreover, the reputation and standing of both individual researchers and university research groups are further enhanced by such relationships. This in turn often leads to subsequent industrial R&D projects (and so the cycle continues...).