Siemens helps cultivate future engineering students in Vietnam

January 28, 2021 | 11:04
The official launch of Siemens Automation Training and Technology Transfer Centre and the handover ceremony of Siemens’ sponsoring package to Can Tho University took place in Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta today as part of Siemens’ strong commitment to supporting Vietnam’s education cause.
siemens helps cultivate future engineering students in vietnam
The official launch of Siemens Automation Training and Technology Transfer Centre in Can Tho city

The Siemens sponsorship package includes a hardware and software grant with a total commercial value of about VND3.5 billion ($152,170) to set up a digital training and technology transfer centre at Can Tho University, that will support the university in fulfilling their important role as the biggest education, training, and research centre in Vietnam's delta region, as well as offer students the best practical exposure to the world’s state-of-the-art technology, thus enabling them to acquire useful knowledge and skills for future career development.

Different packages have also been offered to six other major universities across Vietnam including Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ton Duc Thang University, Tra Vinh University, as well as Vinh Long University of Technology and Education.

The total commercial value of this sponsoring project by Siemens Vietnam Digital Industries is around VND20 billion ($869,570).

Siemens’ most advanced software, such as TIA Portal, and hardware, such as SIMATIC Controller, will enable recipient universities to enhance their education and training activities, as well as to keep abreast of current and future needs of businesses and manufacturers.

Siemens’ most advanced software, such as TIA Portal, and hardware, such as SIMATIC Controller, will enable recipient universities to enhance their education and training activities, as well as to keep abreast of current and future needs of businesses and manufacturers.

Besides, Siemens' local experts will provide continuous support for teachers and trainers so that they can stay updated with the latest technologies and apply them at class.

“This automation training centre sponsored by Siemens employs the most modern equipment in Vietnam so far. The sponsorship from Siemens offers great opportunities for students and lecturers of Can Tho University as well as for Siemens partners in the Mekong Delta region to access, exploit, and apply state-of-the-art technology. It will definitely contribute to the improvement of teaching and training quality at our university,” said Ha Thanh Toan, rector of Can Tho University.

“Being recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and largest industrial software companies, Siemens is looking not only to attract and retain talents but also to make contributions to Vietnamese education by making use of its experience and advanced technologies,” said Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam. “This sponsoring project, therefore, is believed to make critical changes towards advancing the future generation of Vietnamese engineers and scientists. Together with many other past and existing cooperation and sponsoring initiatives in education, it will significantly help prepare Vietnam’s skilled workforce to support the country in leading the digital transformation and unleashing the potential of Industry 4.0.”

By Dinh Thuy

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