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Porsche Engineering concludes cooperation agreement with Politehnica University in Timișoara

- Porsche Engineering Romania supports education in IT and software development with scholarships, mentorships, and internships for Master students
- Technology services provider continues to recruit in Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara

Porsche Engineering, technology services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche, has signed a cooperation agreement with Politehnica University in Timișoara. The mutual goal of the cooperation is to strengthen education in IT and software development and to encourage the future generation of professionals.

Stuttgart/Timișoara. Porsche Engineering Romania deepens its academic collaborations with the signing of an official agreement with the Politehnica University in Timișoara (UPT). Cooperations with universities have always been a cornerstone in the sustainable growth strategy of Porsche Engineering. With the cooperation, the technology service provider is further underlining its growth plan and commitment to the promotion of new competencies for the automotive industry, especially in digital fields.

“We are honored to announce our official partnership with Politehnica University in Timișoara—a prestigious academic partner who shares our values and vision, as well as our creative coding DNA,” says Marius Mihailovici, Managing Director of Porsche Engineering Romania, and an alumnus of the UPT. “We are convinced that with this cooperation, we are not only supporting the next generation of automotive tech talents and innovation leaders, but also marking another important step to further strengthen our local presence here in Timișoara.” In 2022, the German tech company opened its second Romanian software development office in Timisoara besides its location in Cluj-Napoca.

As part of the cooperation, Porsche Engineering Romania will award ten scholarships to UPT students. In addition, through mentorships from Porsche Engineering professionals and internships at the two Romanian sites, even more master's students will gain an early insight into the everyday work of a software engineer in an international technology company and can directly apply learned theory in practice.

“Porsche Engineering Romania is a strong partner for the university.” says Florin Drăgan, Rector of Politehnica University in Timișoara. “With a rich history of encouraging technical development, research, and innovation, Politehnica University of Timișoara has prepared many highly-skilled professionals over the years, and together with Porsche Engineering, we will continue to deliver excellence for a highly competitive market.”

In 2023, Porsche Engineering Romania employs nearly 400 employees and continues to grow steadily in a dynamic market. Among the main fields that the company specializes in, are the areas of AI, Big Data, Infotainment, ADAS, Connectivity, Digitalization, and also other topics for the development of the intelligent and connected vehicles of the future.

About Porsche Engineering

Porsche Engineering Group GmbH is an international technology partner to the automotive industry. The subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is developing the intelligent and connected vehicle of the future for its customers—including functions and software. Some 1,700 engineers and software developers are dedicated to the latest technologies, for example in the fields of highly automated driving functions, e-mobility and high-voltage systems, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence. Their aim is to carry the tradition of Ferdinand Porsche’s design office, founded in 1931, into the future and develop the digital vehicle technologies of tomorrow. In doing so, they combine in-depth vehicle expertise with digital and software expertise.

Porsche Engineering Romania SRL, with its R&D offices in Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH and therefore firmly integrated in the global network of Porsche Engineering, with locations in Weissach, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Wolfsburg, Leipzig (all Germany), Prague, Ostrava (both Czech Republic), Shanghai, Beijing (both China), Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara (both Romania), Nardò (Italy), and Los Angeles (USA).


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