Mathematica's Use Expanding throughout China
October 23, 2000--Throughout the People's Republic of China,
Wolfram Research is seeing an increase in the use of
Mathematica, already used by thousands of academic institutions
around the world. Recently, three more universities have
been added to the list of Mathematica-licensed campuses, joining other
schools such as Tsinghua University and Beijing University. So far this
year, Southwest University, Hunan Normal University, and Fudan University
have all signed multiple-year agreements to make Mathematica
available to hundreds of faculty, staff, and students on campus.
In an effort to make Mathematica available to more academic
institutions throughout the People's Republic of China, Wolfram Research has
developed the China
Grant Program. Designed to promote technology growth, the China Grant
Program offers assistance to qualified schools. Grants are awarded to
applicants and institutions showing outstanding creative promise in using
Mathematica to enhance their education and research activities.
Under the new grant program, the Fudan University Department of
has begun using Mathematica more extensively for teaching and
Mathematica-based courses offered by Fudan University include
Modeling, in which students are trained to solve practical questions using
mathematical software, as well as a course to teach students how to use
mathematical software such as Mathematica.
The students and faculty involved in these courses are not the only ones
to benefit from the new Mathematica license program. "There are more
teachers, 480 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students in our
department," explained Liu Jin, Mathematics Department faculty member and
Mathematica Site Administrator, when asked about
Mathematica's use on
campus. "I think most of them will use Mathematica as a tool to
research and study. And I think the staff and students in other
departments, such as the Mechanics Department and the Physics Department, will
use Mathematica too."
"Through the China Grant Program, Wolfram Research encourages universities
not only to adopt Mathematica as the main teaching tool in their
and in their classrooms but also to assist in developing interactive
Mathematica-based courseware that can be shared by educators
said Christy Uden, Wolfram Research International Business Development
Executive. Similar programs have been established for academic
institutions and educators in Russia and India.
To obtain more information on making Mathematica available at your
or to take advantage of the China Grant Program, send email to
email@example.com or visit http://www.wolfram.com/services/intdealers
for a reseller nearest you.