Universities' joint digital enterprise research laboratory to
promote PLM understanding with Dassault Systemes technology
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2003-- Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: no.13065, DSY.PA) today announced an educational partnership with the University of Durham (England) and Oregon State University (U.S.A) for the development of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) awareness.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dassault Systemes will provide
the universities with SMARTEAM(R), as well as additional CATIA(R) and
DELMIA(TM) products. In turn, the universities will promote PLM
awareness, include PLM-related courses within their curricula, and
develop new software applications.
The development of PLM awareness will be driven through the
universities' joint Global Digital Enterprise Research Laboratory
(GDERL). Present on both campuses, the GDERL focuses on the
development of Digital Enterprise Technology research and education.
This focus embraces Dassault Systemes' products and vision of PLM. The
GDERL currently uses DELMIA and CATIA V5.
"The University of Durham and Oregon State University are
highly-respected institutions with close ties to industry in the U.K.
and U.S.A.," said Paul Maropoulos, Professor of Design and
Manufacturing, University of Durham. "Product Lifecycle Management is
vitally important in today's rapidly changing business environment.
Access to Dassault Systemes' latest technology will give staff and
researchers at GDERL exciting opportunities to establish leading edge
research collaboration with industry in both countries and with
"The GDERL's reputation as an international center for advanced
research and higher learning will be strengthened by our partnership
with Dassault Systemes," said Bill Reiter, Boeing Professor
Design/Manufacturing, Oregon State University. "Our students will be
exposed to cutting-edge PLM solutions that will help them in their
research and design activities, not to mention prepare them for their
careers in the workplace."
"This agreement will have the twofold benefit of increasing
awareness about PLM on both sides of the Atlantic," said Francis
Bernard, Executive Committee Advisor and Member of the Board, Dassault
Systemes. "In addition, promoting the Digital Enterprise by providing
strategic technologies to academic institutions is a major focus of
our ongoing efforts. This partnership will help to leverage the power
of our joint knowledge, expertise and innovation to enhance the
competitiveness of local industry."
About Dassault Systemes
As world leader in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions,
the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 55,000 customers
in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981,
Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and
services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of
the entire life cycle of products from conception to retirement. Its
offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development
(CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM), general-use 3D solutions
(SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Systemes is listed
on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (no.13065, DSY.PA) stock
exchanges. For more information, visit
About the University of Durham
Founded in 1832, Durham is the third oldest university in England.
Durham is one of the UK's principal research-led universities with an
associated strong record in teaching and knowledge-transfer activity
with business and professional sectors. It is a leading developer of
Digital Enterprise Technology methods which harness computing power to
investigate and resolve a wide range of manufacturing, production and
management issues. Other key disciplines include mathematics,
chemistry, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, geography,
history, law and languages. The University has more than 10,000
undergraduates and 2,500 postgraduates, drawn from 112 countries.
Durham was the first English University to offer a course in
Engineering in 1837 and the present degree is a four year Master in
Engineering (MEng) programme. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise
carried out by the UK Government, the School of Engineering was rated
as a Grade 5 Department (on a scale of 1 to 5). For more information
About Oregon State University
Oregon State University (OSU) provides diverse educational
opportunities through the undergraduate and graduate programs of its
12 colleges, including the College of Engineering, the largest college
on campus. Academic choices include studies in scientific,
technological, professional and liberal arts fields, with an emphasis
on collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and research. A
land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university with beginnings in
the 1850's, OSU is now home to approximately 17,000 undergraduate and
graduate students representing more than 80 countries. The OSU College
of Engineering has graduated more than 25,000 engineers and is rapidly
becoming one of the top-25 in the U.S. For more information, visit
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