Collaboration Helps Prepare Students to Become the Next Generation of Network Engineers
Milpitas, Calif., October 31, 2013 – JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) today announced that it has continued its scholarship program with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) for a second three-year term to support students pursuing advanced telecommunications and engineering degrees. Today, the two organizations and fifteen students participated in a ceremony celebrating the continued collaboration at the BUPT headquarters in Beijing, China.
In 2011, JDSU and BUPT established both the scholarship program and an optical network test lab at the university. Currently more than one hundred students have received the scholarship for studies and research in the areas of information and communications networks. JDSU has also donated a wide range of test instruments and optical communications equipment for the lab so that students can conduct live network testing as part of their studies.
“We are honored that the JDSU and BUPT scholarship program represents continued collaboration between educational institutions and enterprises in China,” said Judy Kay, vice president of Executive Operations and Corporate Strategy at JDSU. “Our combined efforts provide a platform for students and teachers to work creatively together in ways that help students strive for excellence both academically and socially within their communities.”
“Our work with JDSU over the past two years has been very beneficial and we are honored to continue this collaboration,” said Dr. Yang Jie, Deputy Dean of SICE, BUPT. “Students that graduate from BUPT go on to have a significant impact in the communications industry and we must continue to foster their education through important programs by working with cutting-edge technology leaders like JDSU.”
JDSU has offices in China that include locations in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Suzhou.
About Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is a research-oriented university that enjoys a nationwide reputation for innovation and excellence in advanced research and learning in communications technology. It serves as one of the most important teaching and research bases for information technology and the telecommunications industry in China. Currently, BUPT has over 16,200 full-time students and 12,000 long-distance and e-learning students. BUPT’s graduates boast the top employment rate among Chinese universities, about 98 percent, and most of them are employed by famous technology companies at home and worldwide. For more please visit http://www.bupt-edu.com/.
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