Strategic University Alliances
Our University Alliance Program connects Leidos with wellsprings of innovation at leading universities.
Leidos is committed to bringing high-technology solutions to the nation's most challenging problems and universities are key partners in innovation.
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. We have further increased our SUAs to now include fourteen university partners in recent years. Leidos chooses schools through a rigorous, collaborative process that includes business and technology leadership across the company. Partnering with universities is important to Leidos' corporate responsibility efforts because it combines 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.