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Tata Consultancy Services’ Partnership to Improve Academic Collaboration and Communications Among Students, Scholars, Researchers, and Business Leaders

LONDON | MUMBAI, November 18, 2021: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has entered into a strategic partnership with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, to collaborate on research, co-innovation, talent development and encourage the exchange of ideas and resources among teachers, scholars, students, researchers, staff, and TCS’ business partners.

TCS will provide thought leadership on the future of higher education and leverage its cross-sector expertise, to support Heriot-Watt’s strategy to provide seamless education to students across the world, no matter where or how they are studying. The partners will also explore how Heriot-Watt’s ambitious target to be a key research hub for robotics and AI, through their National Robotarium, can help advance TCS’ services and support clients in this rapidly evolving sector. 

The partnership envisages Centres of Excellence in areas of mutual interest such as cyber security and will also focus on creating a framework for superior online interactions between students, academic professionals, and global business leaders.

Heriot-Watt will explore setting up a global talent development academy for TCS and its partners. Additionally, TCS and Heriot-Watt will look at co-creating learning courses to support its partners in navigating through digital transformation and related themes.  

“This partnership emphasises our steadfast commitment to improving educational outcomes and strengthens our position as a strategic partner to global schools, colleges and universities,” said Ankur Mathur, Head, Education Business, TCS. "TCS has the technical capabilities and industry experience to pioneer new methods for both collaborative learning and research and innovation. We look forward to working closely with Heriot-Watt University in building their ‘Campus of the Future’.”

“The University is renowned as a world-leader in the practical application of specialist research and providing the learning needed for industries of the future. Our partnership with TCS will ensure students and teachers can engage with a global network of academic professionals,” said Dr Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal, Heriot-Watt University. “By encouraging information to be shared across a borderless exchange, our students will have more opportunities to realise their full potential and we are excited to be working closely with TCS to transform the education sector.”

In 2021, Heriot-Watt University celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding in Scotland. Now a global institution with campuses across Scotland, Dubai, and Malaysia, its pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage, as it continues to push new frontiers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business, and design.

For further information on how TCS is building innovative learning and development frameworks that are transforming global education, please visit:

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 528,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit

About Heriot-Watt University 

From its roots as the world’s first Institute of Mechanics in 1821, Heriot-Watt University has developed as a pioneer of international education. With strong values around access to higher education and outstanding performance in graduate employability, Heriot-Watt’s development as a globally connected university with campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia, won ‘International University of the Year’ from the Sunday Times and the Times newspapers in 2018. Through its Strategy 2025, Heriot-Watt places students and staff at the heart of all its activities. By Shaping Tomorrow Together, the institution aims to continue to build its international presence and impact through campuses and partnerships, focusing on its strengths in learning, teaching and research - in pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of society.

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