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SAP Labs China and Tongji University kick-off further collaboration to develop next generation digital talents

On October 21, SAP Labs China and School of Economics and Management, Tongji University (Tongji SEM) jointly launched the “Intelligent Transformation Course”. This new course is focus on the development trend of digital economy, adheres to the purpose of integration of industry and education, and will be delivered by SAP executives and experts as “co-lecure” to bring the profound insight, rich practice and cutting-edge technology of digital transformation to students of Tongji SEM. At the same time, SAP will also innovate the mode of industry-university research cooperation through the collaboration with Tongji SEM, and both parties jointly help enterprises solve problems of digital transformation. This is another milestone in the long-term cooperation between SAP and Tongji, and also a lighthouse example for the Sino-German Enterprise-University Cooperation as the two parties work together to develop China’s next generation digital talents.

Juergen Mueller, member of SAP Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer, join the ceremony virtually and kicked-off the further cooperation online. Then he also had a warm interaction with the students onsite. As an alumni of Tongji University, he recalled the wonderful time he spent on Tongji campus, learning Chinese, playing football and forming an unforgettable friendship between teachers and students. He encouraged the students to innovate, make unremitting efforts and pursue their dreams. He said: “As a Tongji Alumni, I’m personally proud to kick-off further collaboration between SAP and Tongji. This step does not only strengthen the Sino-German Enterprise-University Cooperation. It also showcases the commitment of SAP on empowering future talents and leaders of tomorrow with the intelligent technology“,

Clas Neumann, Senior Vice President and President of SAP Labs Network, also attended the launching ceremony, conduct lecture in person and shared insights on world economic development and globalization with students.

Dr. Ruicheng LiSenior Vice President and Managing Director of SAP China Labs said: “In today’s digital era, talents are the source of innovation and development. We always regard talents as the most precious wealth. We not only strive to cultivate employees, but also provide them with a healthy, efficient, attractive and competitive workplace environment for their long-term development. This is also the root of SAP Labs China’s ability to gather talents and keep innovation. We are very happy to work with Tongji to continue and deepen cooperation and jointly cultivate China’s next generation of digital talents. ”

Professor Xinghui Lei, Vice President of Tongji University said: “Tongji University always adheres to talent cultivation by matching the major strategic needs of the country and actively responds to national talent strategy in the current new era. We hope to further deepen cooperation with SAP Labs China, cultivating technology and management talents with international level, and to build a digital talent highland.”

Rooted in China for more than 20 years, SAP attaches great importance to cooperation with universities, cultivating high-end talents and joint innovation. SAP has maintained long-term and close cooperation with multiple faculties and departments. Tongji SEM joined the SAP University Alliances as early as 2008, and appointed Mr. Clas Neumann, President of SAP Labs Network as a member of the International Advisory Committee in 2015. In 2016, Tongji SEM and SAP signed a strategic framework agreement on university-enterprise cooperation, which laid a solid foundation for the implementation of future in-depth cooperation.

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