National Instruments (NI) - a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation softwares - and Singapore's Ngee Ann Polytechnic have extended their existing partnership by establishing a LabVIEW Academy at the latter's campus.
NI LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment that delivers hands-on learning and supports research applications. The LabVIEW Academy programme - which is enabled in partnership with institutions of higher learning - enables educators to sharpen students' competitive edge through a deeper understanding of the NI LabVIEW System design software.
Under the new partnership, NI will provide Ngee Ann Polytechnic with 350 LabVIEW Academic Software Teaching Licences over the next three years.
"NI's teaching philosophy is to inspire and prepare tomorrow's innovators to solve grand challenges by enabling them to 'do engineering' throughout their education. With the creation of a LabVIEW Academy at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, we hope to foster a closer collaboration on the latest industrial applications of virtual instrumentation while developing the next-generation of innovators," said Chandran Nair , Vice President for Asia Pacific , National Instruments.
According to NI, graduates who are trained and certified in LabVIEW programming are highly sought after in the engineering and high-value manufacturing industries in Singapore and globally. "Singapore's competitive advantage is due to a strong commitment to innovation and productivity. There is also a very vibrant environment that encourages collaboration between industry, government and the academia to enhance learning using technology and to foster an inquisitive and innovative mindset among the next generation. NI strives to continue to be the academic platform of discovery for students," added Nair.
Prior to establishing the LabVIEW Academy at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, NI has been providing the polytechnic's students with its tools since February 1997.
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