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Wales/England – 21st January - The universities of Cardiff and York have joined the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, which seeks to reverse the decline in the number of graduates entering the electronics industry by linking electronic engineering degree students with companies for sponsorship and work experience placements. Professor Karen Holford, of Cardiff's University’s Engineering Faculty said: "We are extremely proud of our laboratory facilities and ability to ensure our students receive excellent pastoral care as well as the education, training and inspiration required to enable them to become future industry leaders. UKESF membership will facilitate further industrial interaction, beyond our extensive existing industrial partnerships, enhancing Cardiff University's high quality degree provision." With backing from the National Microelctronics Institute, ARM, CSR, and Dialog Semiconductor the initiative has already been embraced by the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Southampton and Surrey, as well as Imperial College London.
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