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A new Honeywell laboratory at Politehnica University Timisoara

 
 
A new Honeywell laboratory at Politehnica University Timisoara

to the Department of Electric Power Systems

13 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

For many years, Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT) has maintained a close collaboration with the economic environment in Timisoara and other entities, the relationship being beneficial for both sides: the companies thus ensure the human resources they need, and the university benefits on the one hand of laboratory facilities, and on the other hand, of internship programs through which the students of the Politehnica University Timisoara can get their bachelor's and dissertation degrees in the partner companies. The relationship is useful for students also in the sense that they come in direct contact with the realities of the economic environment and can apply in practical scenarios the theoretical notions they learned.

This line of events includes the inauguration of the new Honeywell laboratory (NYSE: HON), which took place on June 12th at the Department of Electric Power Systems, Electrical Systems Engineering specialization, at UPT Faculty of Electrical and Power Engineering. Laboratory C221 is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the social responsibility program of Honeywell, a Fortune 100 software industry-leading company, by allocating funds for electronic equipment (eight oscilloscopes, four smart meter communication probes, 5 laboratory sources, 6 multimeters, 1 ampermetric pliers, 1 adjustable DC kit), IT infrastructure (8 computers and a laptop for reading panel counters), but also for repairs and modifications to the electrical network. The total value of the investment is about $ 35,000.

More than 370 students in the faculty will use the new lab for courses in Information Technology and Computer Programming, Electrical Measurement, Microcontrollers and Integrated Systems, Electricity Quality, Virtual Instrumentation.

The collaboration between Honeywell, a 20-year-old company in Romania, headquartered in Bucharest, Timisoara and Lugoj, and Politehnica University Timisoara, is not just about setting up this lab. It started in 2015 and included a sponsorship for the setting up of another laboratory at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering and Information Technologies, internship programs through which the students of Politehnica University Timisoara were able to achieve the bachelor's degree in the company, as well as organizing the visit to Timisoara of the Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Robert W. Wilson, Ph. D, who lectured on scientific topics and talked with UPT students within the Honeywell Initiative for Science and Engineering program. And cooperation does not stop here. Setting up a new $ 30,000 Honeywell laboratory has already begun at the UPT Faculty of Automation and Computing to be inaugurated this autumn.

The project manager, lecturer eng. Attila Simo, PhD, stressed that Honeywell's relationship and the setting up of such a lab helps students to better integrate into the economic environment after graduation. The students of the faculty had the opportunity to practice internships at the company, to carry out diploma projects, and, finally, after they graduate to get hired at the company. In fact, 80% of Honeywell Timişoara employees come from UPT (25% from the Faculty of Electrical and Power Engineering), and 70% of them work in R&D: designing intelligent meters, designing intelligent measurement systems, energy efficiency.

"The Honeywell lab is part of the efforts of the university's leadership to strengthen the link between the university and the local companies. We are glad that companies understand to get involved, both through observations related to educational plans and by participating with high performance equipment at the endowment of the university laboratories, which leads to a much better training of our students. Collaboration with Honeywell will continue, not only in the teaching area, but also in research, "said Prof. Liviu Cădariu-Brăiloiu, PhD, Vice-Rector of Politehnica University Timisoara.

"We are very proud to inaugurate this lab alongside our partner, Politehnica University Timisoara, as technology and innovation are the basis of our entire activity. Through our projects, we want to contribute to the development of a new generation of talented young people to become tomorrow's leaders in engineering", said Răzvan Cotiuga, General Manager of Honeywell Elster Rometric Timişoara.

 

About Politehnica University Timisoara

Politehnica University Timisoara is a technical higher education institution founded in 1920. In 2011, it was ranked in the first category in Romania, that of advanced research and education universities. Politehnica University Timisoara is one of the largest technical universities in Central and Eastern Europe. The study programs offered are organized according to the Bologna system in three cycles: Bachelor, Master, PhD. UPT is comprised of 10 faculties with about 15,000 students enrolled. The Teaching Staff consists of approximately 700 teachers working in 25 departments. The university's infrastructure is impressive by its size, complexity and services, with students and employees enjoying accommodation (dorms and hotels), canteens, sports facilities (swimming pools, football and tennis courts, gym, etc.), a typography and a printing center, technical and administrative services (e-learning center, private television, etc.), a modern library, and a medical center for students.


About Honeywell Romania

Established locally in 1997, Honeywell operates in Romania via four companies, including production units located in Bucharest, Timisoara and Lugoj, with over 2,600 employees. Its operations include three major business areas: automation and control solutions, industrial process management, and systems for the aerospace industry and the transport industry. For details on Honeywell Romania, visit http://honeywell.com/country/en/.


About Honeywell Hometown Solutions

Honeywell Hometown Solutions is Honeywell's social responsibility program, focusing on five areas: Education in Science and Mathematics, Family Safety and Security, Homes and Shelters, Habitat and Conservation and Humanitarian Aid. Together with public institutions and non-profit organizations, Honeywell has created relevant programs to support the communities it serves. For more information, visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.

 
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Un nou laborator Honeywell la Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
 
 
 
 
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