Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training

Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is to donate its latest software worth 50 million U.S. dollars to 50 Chinese universities and secondary vocational schools, said a memorandum signed here recently.

The software will focus on engineering design, according to a memorandum signed between the U.S. company and Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE).

Hao Ping, vice education minister, said engineering was vital to the building of an innovation-oriented country. Institutions of higher learning in China need to acquire the most advanced design technology, Hao added.

The memorandum said the company and the ministry will conduct comprehensive cooperation to upgrade the teaching of engineering in China and foster a new generation of design talents.

Autodesk president Carl Bass said the company would cooperate directly with the institutions by providing training opportunities for teachers and students and developing a platform for exchange in the field of design.

via Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training_English_Xinhua.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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