Bombardier completes assistance in Masters Degree at La Spaienza University

Bombardier Transportation has completed its participation in the infrastructure and railways systems engineering Masters Degree at La Spaienza University in Rome.

The University, which is world renowned for its specialism, welcomed the rail technology through the doors to provide students with a one week module based on railway applications, which will go forward in preparing future skilled engineers for the railway industry.

As part of the lessons the students went about analysing a large range of railway industry tops which included infrastructure, rolling stock, rail control solutions and maintenance services, on top of railway operation critical issues.

Important to attract young talent

As a company, Bombardier Transportation currently employs more than 200 engineers at its manufacturing site in Vado Ligure and its railway control solutions engineering centre in Rome. The highly skilled engineers are currently taking part in Bombardiers leading edge projects, which include the new Frecciarossa 1000 high speed train for Trenitalia and the safety system of the Italian rail network under current network owner RFI.

Roberto Tazzioli, Chief Country Representative of Bombarider Transportation said: Partnerships with academia like La Sapienza University form an integral part of Bombardiers dialogue with stakeholders and contribute our growth strategies globally.

Our company has worked together with universities for many years as we strongly believe in the importance of attracting talented young graduates into the rail industry.

Whittled down from 180 candidates

The 30 students attending this years master course were chosen from a group of 180 graduates and were selected based on their academic grades, as well as their field of specialisation. Many of the students have already set upon a career in the railway industry and have joined the course to improve their skills further.

The week long module, entitled Sharing Our Knowledge, follows the same training format as applied at its manufacturing site in Vado Ligure. Students benefitted from insights and recommendations from experts who work in the field, in particular topics central to the rail industry, including traction, train control, brake systems, bogies, welding, product safety, homologlation and testing and an overview of current state-of-the-art processes in rolling sock manufacture, as well as project and bid management.

La Sapienza currently stands as the oldest university in Europe and has more than 125,000 students. Since it was founded over 700 years ago, La Sapienze has heavily contributed to the development of all scientific and cultural fields.

Roberto added: High profile initiatives like this Masters degree enable students to gain a first insight into the professional world that awaits them.

We take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously and offer these students the possibility to learn the principles of modern rolling stock production and project management based on our global experience as rail technology leader.


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