Andrew Roberts, Managing Director of Avoira, has been made an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of Salford.
The honorary degree was presented by Professor Nigel Linge, Director of the Data Science and Computing Directorate within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, in recognition of Dr. Roberts’ contribution to the world of science and innovation and his 20-year relationship with the university.
Professor Linge said: “For over 40 years Andrew has worked within the telecommunications sector, rising from radio technician to Managing Director. He is a vital industry partner for the university, playing a pivotal role in the development of the programmes that we offer, acting as a role model and provider of masterclasses for students and supporting us in the delivery of public outreach and academic conferences. He has paved the way to create opportunities for our students and graduates as well as sharing his unrivalled knowledge of the sector. We are grateful for all he has done for the university.”