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Date: 20th December 2012

Rohde & Schwarz wins European Educational Support Award at the 2012 Elektra Awards

Educational support recognised for Munich based Electronics company


December 20th, 2012 - Rohde & Schwarz’ longstanding support of European Universities has been recognised at the 2012 European Elektra Awards ceremony in London with the company winning the Education Support Award. The award, which is organised by the UK’s leading electronics news title Electronics Weekly, is judged by a panel of independent judges.
Rohde & Schwarz has supported European Universities for many years with technical support, generous discounts, equipment loans, student placement schemes, prize giving’s and donations. The company also has a sponsored lab program offering an additional level of support. Phil McCluskey, Rohde & Schwarz UK’s University Programme Manager explains: “Our sponsored lab program recognises the value of time when it comes to actively engaging with our University partners. For example, by participating in Industrial Liaison schemes, providing letters of support for grant applications and helping to enthuse the next generation of students with technology presentations, relevant teaching materials and access to our experts.”

Referring to the company’s success, Frank Mackel, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz UK commented: “This award recognises Rohde & Schwarz’ University programme, the Elektra Awards gives valuable peer recognition for our support for teaching laboratories and research departments – the future, as we see it, of the European electronics industry.”

About Rohde & Schwarz:
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

Contact:
Steven Edwards
Email: steven.edwards[at]rohde-schwarz[dot]com
Tel: 0044 1252 818888

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