University to Launch Training Center for Future Engineers and Regional Manufacturers as Part of Siemens PLM Software’s First Grant in China
BEIJING, May 18, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of US$36 million to Wuyi University. The in-kind investment, provided through the Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM™ (Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management) program, is the first in Guangdong Province.
The in-kind grant of NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive digital product development solution, will bolster the university’s engineering curriculum and will support a new dedicated NX training center in China’s industrial powerhouse. Approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students as well as local enterprise professionals will benefit from engineering software and student/instructor training as well as an NX certification program.
Siemens PLM Software’s NX digital product development software supports collaborative product design, engineering simulation and analysis, and integrated machining. NX helps customers improve product quality and profitability while reducing development cost and time-to-market.
“Wuyi University is very grateful for this generous in-kind grant of state-of-the-art software and hopes to expand collaboration with Siemens PLM Software,” said Hu Shejun, president of Wuyi University. “From an academic perspective, the collaborative efforts will go beyond providing training in the latest PLM design and manufacturing technology for our students and enhance their employment prospects. Siemens PLM Software’s NX will bolster Wuyi’s role in serving the community and the society by promoting innovation to help Guangdong Province maintain its leading role in global manufacturing in today’s challenging economic environment.”
“As Guangdong Province’s and China’s manufacturers address major economic challenges, there is a gap between the current skill set of the workforce and the level of performance required in today’s global manufacturing market,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Siemens PLM Software, Greater China. “To bridge this gap, it is imperative for students in top programs like that at Wuyi University who wish to enter the workforce to be fully trained on one of the world’s best technologies.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility activities, Siemens PLM Software is committed to fostering engineering talent in China by providing the tools to enhance skill sets to meet industry needs. We are proud to partner with Wuyi University, to provide students training on the same software tools that are used by many of the world’s leading manufacturing companies,” added Yuan.
GO PLM Program
Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 1,000,000 students yearly at nearly 10,200 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit www.siemens.com/partners/goplm.
About Wuyi University
Wuyi University in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province was founded in 1985. The University is dedicated to the belief that higher education should provide direct service to the local economy and strives to train qualified personnel in multiple disciplines for the economic development of Guangdong Province. Currently, Wuyi University has an enrollment of over 13,000, among which over 10,000 are postgraduates and undergraduates. Wuyi University comprises 12 schools and departments with an emphasis on science, engineering and technology. Wuyi University offers 32 majors for undergraduates and associate graduates in liberal arts, science, business and teacher-training. It also has two colleges (Continuing Education College and Higher Vocational-technical College).
About Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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