서울--(뉴스와이어) 2010년 05월 13일 -- GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) is building a practical engineering partnership in vehicle development with Inha University through the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program.
PACE is a corporate alliance between GM Daewoo parent General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Siemens PLM Software and Autodesk with contributions from Altair, MSC Software, LSTC, ANSYS Simulia and Gamma Technology.
Founded in 1999, PACE has supported more than 53 leading academic institutions in 11 countries around the world through the contribution of computer-based engineering tools. Its goal is to train the engineers, designers and analysts of the future by providing students in mechanical design, engineering, analysis and manufacturing the digital and collaboration skills they need to succeed in their professional careers.
PACE is making contributions valued at approximately US$340 million to Inha University and helping launch a global corporate academic partnership program between GM Daewoo and the university.
Its contributions to the university will include computer-based hardware such as 3D navigation devices and engineering workstations in addition to engineering software such as NX, MD.Nastran, Altair HyperWorks and GT-POWER, which are used by automakers around the globe for product planning, engineering and data management. The university also will receive technical and educational materials as well as automotive parts from GM Daewoo for student and instructor training, and academic support.
With the opening of the PACE Center at Inha University following the opening of PACE Centers at Hongik University, Korea University and Sungkyunkwan University, PACE has made its contributions to four universities in Korea, giving Korea the largest number of PACE institutions in Asia.
The PACE program is a win-win partnership. Inha University will utilize programs provided by PACE in mechanical engineering, which will allow students to obtain practical experience using engineering programs currently utilized by leading global companies including GM and GM Daewoo. At the same time, GM and GM Daewoo will become more involved in fostering the development of young talent who will lead the Korean automotive industry in the future.
In addition, GM Daewoo will participate in the setting up of a product lifecycle management (PLM) education program with Inha University and PACE to promote the development of automotive engineering in Korea. PLM provides an organic connection between the development, production and aftersales service stages of a product. It is being widely adopted by the automotive industry around the world.
GM Daewoo also plans to offer the opportunity for those who take and perform well in PACE courses to receive preferential status from GM Daewoo during the college recruiting process. On top of that, GM Daewoo will provide PACE institutions additional internship opportunities so that more students will be able to learn practical engineering skills, which will increase their marketability.
The 150 participants at this morning’s opening ceremony for the PACE Center included GM Daewoo Technical Center Vice President Dr. Dong-Youn Sohn, Inha University President Dr. Bon-Su Lee, and representatives from PACE partners. Various facilities and programs were unveiled, and contributed software was demonstrated by students during the ceremony.
“Our contributions to the universities in Korea through the PACE program and the opening of the PACE Center at Inha University represent an investment in the future of GM Daewoo and the Korean automotive industry,” said Sohn. “GM Daewoo has made a long-term commitment to the support of the four institutions in Korea. Our goal is to produce better-trained young talent to ensure a bright future for the domestic industry.”
“We are proud to be a part of this elite group of PACE institutions, and we are excited about the opportunities that this visionary partnership offers,” said Lee. “The combination of the innovative curriculum at Inha University with the tools and the support of the PACE partners will create an even more technology-rich, multidisciplinary learning environment for our students.”
GM Daewoo Auto & Technology was established on October 17, 2002. It has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. In addition, GM Daewoo provides market and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM facilities in China, Thailand, India, Colombia and Venezuela. In 2009, GM Daewoo sold in Korea and exported more than 1.5 million units, including CKD products. GM Daewoo now produces vehicles and kits that are offered in more than 150 markets on six continents. More information on GM Daewoo and its products can be found on the company’s website at http://media.gmdaewoo.co.kr/.
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