Strategic University Alliances
Our University Alliance Program connects Leidos with wellsprings of innovation found at leading universities.
Leidos is committed to bringing high-technology solutions to the nation's most challenging problems, and universities are one of the sources of innovation into which the company can and does tap.
We established a number of strategic university alliances (SUAs) to focus on-campus activities to support our strategic goals, particularly by strengthening the Leidos science and technology core. Over the last couple of years, we have further increased our SUAs to now include fourteen university partners. Leidos chooses schools through a rigorous, collaborative process that includes business and technology leadership across the company. Partnering with universities is an important element of the overall Leidos corporate responsibility program, where we combine time and resources to support our people, enrich our communities and protect the environment.
Strong relationships with select universities reinforces our commitment to STEM education, provides opportunities for growing our business, supports thought leadership in the markets in which we compete and provides enhanced access to both professors and students. Leidos appointed a senior campus executive for each university who serves as an official representative and spokesperson. Each campus executive is allocated discretionary funding to support their activities with the university and is supported by an advisory council drawn from stakeholders across the company. Together, this team sets goals and objectives for each campus and determines how to best invest discretionary resources.