Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dassault Systèmes Sealed MoU with UP and MDCGroup

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Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions today announced a strategic partnership with the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and its local partner, MDCGroup, Inc., to provide cutting-edge 3D engineering design tool for students of UPD. The partnership, sealed in a MoU signing ceremony held at UPD on February 27, 2015,aimsto increase the innovative capability of engineering talents in the Philippines’ premier university.  

Engineering students at UP Diliman will be exposed to digital learning experiences that help in familiarizing cutting-edge practices and technologies in the real world. They will have access to Dassault Systèmes’ 3D and PLM technologies based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and will be given project management opportunities to enhance industry readiness.

“Engineers play a significant role in any economic and societal development by contributing to initiatives that drive innovation and progress globally. We are delighted to be in this partnership where we are committed to make sure the next-generation Filipino engineers are equipped with not only the right qualifications, but also the right practical skills for the industries,” said Samson KHAOU, Managing Director of AP South, Dassault Systèmes.

Founded in 1908, UP is recognized as the country’s national university. The university has the most Centers of Excellence and Development awarded by the Commission of Higher Education and currently provides the largest number of degree programs in the country. 
“There is always this gap between classroom learning and the realities in the workplace because of fast changing industrial demands. Through this partnership with Dassault Systèmes and MDCGroup, we hope to transform engineering education by integrating digital technologies that provide a virtual learning environment for real industrial projects. Students will become adept with the right skillsets and the relevant industry experience for the roles they will play in the real world,” said Dr. Aura C. Matias, Dean of the UP College of Engineering.

As Dassault Systemes’ long-term partner in the Philippines, MDCGroup will provide the technical support and consultation on Dassault Systemes technology. They will also organize regular training workshops for professors and students to stay up-to-date. 

“We are delighted to be part of this strong partnership with UP Diliman and Dassault Systemes in the Philippines. Under this partnership, students will be provided with the most comprehensive training and exposure required to compete in the marketplace upon graduation,” concluded Carlos F. Almazan, Managing Director, MDCGroup.

Photo above shows from L-R: Dr. Aura Matias, Dean, College of Engineering of University of the Philippines Diliman; Jerome Retif, Academia Partner Sales Specialist, AP South of Dassault Systèmes; Samson Khaou, Managing Director, AP South of Dassault Systèmes; Dr. Michael L. Tan, Chancellor of University of the Philippines Diliman; Carlos Almazan, Managing Director of MDC Group, Inc.; Irma Almazan, Marketing Director of MDC Group, Inc., during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of Dassault Systèmes with the University of the Philippines Diliman and MDC Group, Inc.

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