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PLANO, Texas, and SHANGHAI, China, May 14, 2008 – 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$46 million to Shanghai Dianji University (SDJU) to enrich their engineering curriculum and open a new Training Center for China and beyond. The in-kind investment was made through the company’s GO PLM™ Program and includes engineering software, student/instructor training and an NX™ Certification Program.
Siemens PLM Software’s NX digital product development software supports product design, through engineering and ultimately manufacturing. NX helps customers cut costs, while improving product quality and profitability.
“SDJU is tremendously thankful for this overwhelming in-kind grant and to open the SDJU/Siemens PLM Software NX Training Center,” said Dr. Jian Guo Xia, president of SDJU. “On behalf of SDJU, I want to express sincere appreciation to Siemens PLM Software for providing this industry leading software for our academic institution. Innovative development combined with extensive industry experience incorporated over several decades has made NX a comprehensive product development tool. It is not only strong in advanced design capabilities, but also provides students with experience in the latest manufacturing technology and theory.
“Our teaching and scientific research work will benefit significantly from using Siemens PLM Software in our courses, where students and researchers will be able to develop real-world products and gain the latest knowledge of PLM processes. We expect graduating students who pass the NX Certification Examination will have numerous job opportunities in the rapid growing Chinese Manufacturing Industries.”
“Today’s leading manufacturing and technology companies compete on the basis of time to market, product cost, quality and innovation,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Greater China, Siemens PLM Software. “It’s quite clear that today’s best students in top programs, like the program at SDJU, must have the opportunity to gain experience with technology that supports these objectives.”
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 950,000 students yearly at nearly 9,300 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 http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/goplm/index.shtml.
Shanghai Dianji University was founded in 1953. By holding to the spirit of “progressing with undiminished vigor and forever pursuing excellence,” it became one of the key schools in the 1950’s and 1960’s under the direct administration of the Number One Ministry of Mechanical Industry. The creation of “Cai Detai Teaching Method”, which was popular all over China, helped the school gain precious educational experiences. Liu Shaoqi, former leader of PRC, inspected the school in 1958 and commended its achievement. He confirmed the school’s educational mode and summarized it as “integrating school with factory and focusing on both teaching and production” The school was one of the first three schools nationwide with the privilege to start experimenting 5-year higher vocation education approved by the former National Education Committee. “With approval of the municipal government of Shanghai, the school was upgraded in September of 2004 to a university with full undergraduate programs.
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 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, 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 industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.
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