ANSYS And EUROPRACTICE Provide Engineering Simulation Solutions To Thousands Of University Students

Agreement gives students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa easy access to simulation solutions used by professionals around the globe

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Thousands of university students throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa will now have access to the suite of leading electronics simulation solutions used by professionals, thanks to a new agreement between ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS)  and EUROPRACTICE.

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Under the agreement, such electronics solutions as ANSYS® HFSS and ANSYS RedHawk will be available to EUROPRACTICE members, representing more than 500 universities in 42 counties. EUROPRACTICE is a European Community initiative to stimulate the wider application of state-of-the-art microelectronics simulation technologies by European industries.

"EUROPRACTICE's goal is to enhance European industrial competitiveness in the global marketplace," said Dr. John McLean, division head of the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Microelectronics Support Centre. "By partnering with ANSYS, we'll be able to get more cutting-edge tools into our members' hands."

The EUROPRACTICE Design Tool Service provides easy access to a range of design tools for non-commercial teaching and research. As part of the agreement, member universities can quickly download ANSYS solutions at a discounted price. For example, the University of Oxford will use ANSYS solutions to support research in superconducting microwave devices, astronomical receiver devices and trapped ion quantum computing.

"We're excited that ANSYS simulation products have been added to the tools available through EUROPRACTICE," said Dr. Peter Leek, of the University of Oxford. "Leading companies around the world use ANSYS solutions to take their products from concept through to production. Giving our students access to ANSYS' products earlier in their careers will make them even more sought after by companies worldwide. The speed, reliability and accuracy of ANSYS is very useful for our research. The accessibility to new users is also a real benefit in our research environment, in which we have a quick turnover of new students and researchers always needing to carry out different simulation tasks."

"Part of ANSYS' core mission is to educate the marketplace about the importance of simulation in the product development process," said Paul Lethbridge, academic product manager with ANSYS. "This agreement will help to bring that message to the next generation of engineers."


EUROPRACTICE is an EC initiative to provide European academic institutions with state of the art Design Tools and access to IC fabrication technologies.  This enables academia to easily adopt new design techniques and technologies in their research and training programmes and produce highly trained graduates for European industry.

The EUROPRACTICE Design Tool service is managed by the Microelectronics Support Centre at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK.

About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,700 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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