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HKU Bridging Academia and Technology

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The collaboration between the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (Civil Engineering, HKU) and a global player in the engineering software market has been formalised through a Partnership Agreement.

This strategic alliance aims to propel higher education to new heights by combining the academic prowess of one of HKU’s oldest and most esteemed departments, Civil Engineering, with the technological innovation brought forth by the company, an international engineering software corporation.

The essence of this partnership lies in facilitating a robust learning environment for students within the Civil Engineering department, leveraging the firm’s cutting-edge engineering software. The collaboration goes beyond traditional educational boundaries, providing students with access to valuable hands-on experience that not only enhances their academic journey but also equips them for real-world applications in the field of engineering.

Professor Wei Pan, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, expressed the significance of the Partnership Agreement, emphasising the practical and meaningful learning approach it aims to establish. He believes that the knowledge and experience gained through this collaboration will not only advance students’ education but also contribute to their effectiveness in real-world scenarios.

Dr. Jeong, Suntae, President of the tech firm, conveyed his belief in the transformative power of technology, asserting that it is a tool for spreading happiness and improving the quality of life. He sees the collaboration as more than a business expansion, viewing it as a manifestation of the firm’s commitment to positively influencing both the educational and professional landscape in Hong Kong. Dr. Jeong envisions students from The University of Hong Kong, equipped with the company’s software skills, making global contributions that bring happiness through technology.

The Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, with a rich history spanning 111 years, has been a nurturing ground for brilliant leaders in civil engineering. Its contributions to both local and overseas communities, coupled with its international reputation in teaching and research, position it as a key player in the field. Currently boasting 30 teaching staff, approximately 402 undergraduate students, 539 postgraduate students, and a dedicated research team, the department offers versatile programs, including a fully accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, along with postgraduate options such as Master of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The undergraduate program holds accreditation from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and the master’s program is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, UK. In addition, the department provides professional training courses for civil engineers and engineering graduates, reinforcing its commitment to holistic education.

The company specialises in the development of simulation software for science and technology. With over 700 professionals across the globe, the firm’s IT has established its presence in more than 110 countries, operating through 8 subsidiaries strategically located in key regions, including the United States, China, Japan, the UK, India, Russia, Dubai, and the Philippines, supported by a network spanning 28 countries.

The company excels in computer graphics-based engineering modelling, advanced analysis, optimisation design, and object simulation. Renowned for stability and economic analysis in various engineering sectors, the tech firm’s Family Program holds a top market position, particularly in construction-related fields.

The partnership marks a significant milestone in the realms of education and technology. This collaboration not only enriches the academic experience for students but also prepares them for successful careers by integrating cutting-edge engineering software into their learning journey. The fusion of academic excellence and technological innovation sets the stage for future contributions from students who will carry the torch of knowledge and technology into the global engineering landscape.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.