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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 […]

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.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted 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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