The University of Lincoln, and the University of Sheffield have been named as two of Siemens' principal partner universities.
The status is to honour their working relationships and to acknowledge their goals to develop future engineering graduates and encourage research and innovation.
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Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering. In fact the fog patches may be very slow to lift in Lincolnshire
Widespread frost and patchy fog overnight
Wintry showers then frosty tonight, dry and cold on Sunday