The MOU further expands the partnership with the College of Automotive Engineering, College of Mechanical Engineering and College of Communications to incorporate product lifecycle management (PLM) into their teaching and research programs. This signifies another major effort by PTC to strengthen cooperation with Chinese educational institutions stemming from its partnership with China's Ministry of Education established in December 2007.
As part of the MOU, PTC provided Creo Elements/Pro™ (formerly Pro/ENGINEER®), Windchill® and Mathcad® software to meet the increasing demands of Tongji faculties. By providing an increased number of advanced design and manufacturing technology platforms, PTC hopes that more students will develop experience with its product development software and will consequently be able to meet the demands of modern enterprises in China.
Professor Yu Zhuoping, assistant to the president and head of Tongji University's Automotive College, said: "Apart from providing support for the teaching and research of PLM technologies, PTC also offers internship opportunities to Tongji undergraduates. We believe that the leading PLM solutions from PTC will help the students from Tongji University to grow into talented product development professionals."
"China's manufacturing industry has made remarkable progress in its transition from 'Made in China' to ‘Created' in China. In order to support this growth, engineers with advanced design skills are needed," said John Stuart, PTC senior vice president of global education. "We are very pleased to partner with Tongji University to educate more innovative talent for the entire industry, worldwide."
Since 1995, PTC has supported more than 150 Chinese universities and vocational schools. Universities such as Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University and South China University of Technology all utilize PTC software for teaching and research activities. Since signing the original MOU with the Chinese Ministry of Education, PTC has already provided Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) training to over 2000 secondary schools in China. All of these efforts have contributed to the development of Chinese students' technological literacy and design skills, and the growth of industry talent in China.
John Stuart and Professor Yu Zhuoping, assistant to the president of Tongji University, signed the MOU on behalf of the two parties. Mr. Li Yongsheng, executive chancellor of Tongji University, witnessed the signing ceremony and made congratulatory remarks. In addition, he held a discussion with PTC representatives on further expanding cooperation and jointly nurturing engineering talents.
About Tongji University
Founded in 1907, Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the supervision of China's Ministry of Education. It is a comprehensive university with 9 schools and departments in social sciences, engineering, medical, arts, law, philosophy, economics, management and education. The University has 22 national-level testing labs and engineering research centers.
About Tongji University College of Automotive Engineering
The College of Automotive Engineering was established in the Shanghai International Automotive City in Jiading District on April 28, 2002. As an important institution to grow China's future automotive talents, the College contributes to the local development of new-energy vehicles. The College has state-of-the-art R&D testing facilities for automobiles and engines. It is also responsible for many of the nation's scientific projects, including "Fuel Battery Automotive Research Project".
About PTC's Global Education Program
PTC's education program provides teachers and professors with complete learning solutions to prepare a new generation for success in a technological world. From secondary school to the university level, PTC gives students a world-class product development education by providing software, training and classroom materials to educators worldwide. PTC's education program is a part of a technological literacy movement that seeks to improve critical thinking and multidimensional problem-solving skills as well as preparing a growing number of students to become engineers.
PTC (ptc.com), The Product Development Company®, develops, markets and supports product development software solutions and related services that help companies achieve their product development strategies and optimize their processes. Using the company's tightly integrated CAD and enterprise PLM solutions, organizations are better able to create and manage product information throughout the lifecycle for optimal product development success.
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