Siemens PLM Software Awards Grant to Chinese University

13 May, 2008

Shanghai DianJi University will receive engineering software, training, and more worth US$46 million.

Siemens PLM Software announced an in-kind software grant with a reported commercial value of US$46 million to Shanghai Dianji University (SDJU) to enrich its engineering curriculum and open a new Training Center for China and beyond. The in-kind investment, made through the company's GO PLMTM Program, includes engineering software, student/instructor training, and an NXTM Certification Program.

Siemens PLM Software's NX digital product development software supports product design through engineering and ultimately manufacturing.

Jian Guo Xia, president of SDJU, said, "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," added 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 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, the company reports.

Shanghai DianJi University, founded in 1953, reportedly was one of the first three schools in China to start experimenting with five-year higher vocation education approved by the former National Education Committee.The school was upgraded in September 2004 to a university with full undergraduate programs.