Siemens offers Western U students real-world tech with $522M software grant
By Alyssa Dalton
Mar. 9, 2015 – Siemens and Western University have announced an academic partnership which they say will give students the opportunity to use the same technology in its Faculty of Engineering classrooms that businesses around the world employ to design today’s sophisticated products.
The in-kind software grant, with a commercial value of more than $522 million, includes Siemens PLM Software’s NX software, an integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering. Students will use the software for course work, research and other academic studies.
“This partnership enables us to meet the needs of employers while preparing our students for a variety of STEM-related careers,” said Andrew Hrymark, Faculty of Engineering dean at Western. “Our students will gain real-world experience during their studies by using the same technology in the classroom that is used by companies all over the world.”
London, Ont.-based Longterm Technology Services, a Siemens channel partner, worked closely with the university and Siemens PLM Software on this partnership.
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