MSD’s facility in Ballydine has been chosen as MIT’s first Irish partner for the innovative engineering programme The Practice School. The facility was selected for its cutting-edge role in healthcare technology and innovation and for the key role it plays in the commercialisation of new treatments for patients
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has chosen leading Irish pharmaceutical company, MSD, as its first Irish partner for the innovative engineering programme The Practice School.

Eight international graduate students from Asia, US and India, arrived to MSD’s facility in Ballydine, Tipperary to take part in the programme as part of their studies with MIT.

The students, based at MSD’s facility, under the supervision of their MIT station director worked on live intensive projects of real strategic value to MSD all the while learning and leveraging the skills of the Irish MSD team. In return, the graduate students gain exposure to a wide variety of real-world problems, technical ability and professionalism.

“MSD have a bespoke graduate and intern programme with various technology and chemistry schools in Ireland,” said Ger Carmody, site lead at MSD in Ballydine.

“We are extremely proud that our site was chosen, out of our global network, to take part in this unique programme with such an esteemed institution as MIT.

“Not only will the students gain invaluable experience but we as a company benefit from having a unique perspective on our day-to-day operations. We have a complex and exciting pipeline here in Ballydine – across MSD’s global network our site is recognised as a world class site for innovative medicines.”

MSD globally has been host to the programme before including sites in Belgium and Singapore, however this is the first time the prestigious institution has ever chosen a host company for the programme in Ireland.

“We deeply appreciated the technically challenging projects that MSD provided us.  They offered my students a great opportunity to learn how to apply their classroom skills to real world problems.  We hope that MSD has garnered some high-impact benefits from this partnership with MIT,” said Robert Hanlon, station director at MIT.

The Practice School has more than 32 US stations and 15 international stations in a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, energy, chemical materials and finance and is the largest third level institution for chemical engineering graduates in the US.

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  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has chosen leading Irish pharmaceutical company, MSD, as its first Irish partner for the innovative engineering programme The Practice School. Eight international graduate students from Asia, US and India, arrived to MSD’s facility in Ballydine, Tipperary to take part in the programme as part of...