Volkswagen increasing research partnerships with UT system

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Volkswagen Group of America is ramping up their research collaboration with the University of Tennessee.

They have already partnered on 25 joint research projects over the last years.

Now they are planning ten more partnerships through 2025.

Volkswagen will also give internships in Chattanooga and Knoxville and provide guest lectures for the university.

VW is inviting students to research automotive tops at the Innovation Hub Knoxville, Volkswagen’s Engineering and Planning Center (EPC), or the Battery Engineering Lab (BEL) in Chattanooga.

“The future of mobility is happening in Tennessee – and it’s happening now. That’s why we are grateful to partner with a global industry leader like Volkswagen to bring together the real-world experience of industry and the expertise of our state’s flagship research institution,” said UT Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Together we are developing the technologies that will transform the automotive industry and build the workforce of the future. We are excited about the new opportunities ahead.”

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