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2013 Atlas Copco scholarship-stipend fund-faculty grant programs for Chinese universities

2013-12-27

On December 25 and 26, 2013 , Atlas Copco scholarship-stipend fund-faculty grant programs awarding ceremony were held in Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology and Xinjiang University respectively, with 55 students and 10 teachers in total awarded prizes.

The scholarship and stipend fund programs for Chinese universities sponsored by Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Customer Center Greater China was initiated in 2011; totally 159 students in Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Xinjiang University, China University of Geosciences and Kunming University of Science and Technology were assisted and awarded over the past three years. In 2013, a faculty grant program was set up in Xinjiang University to encourage the frontline teachers who achieved outstanding performance in teaching, scientific research and student management.  
 
Devotion to education and public programs
As a world-leading provider of industrial solution, Atlas Copco has been committed to the sustainable productivity and pay attention to the training of sustainable talents, making the brand of being an outstanding employer, fulfilling social responsibilities and being the best corporate citizen are regarded as an important strategy for the sustainable development of Atlas Copco Group.
 
Since the entry to the Chinese market in 1980s, Atlas Copco has always been sparing no effort to make contribution to the social and economic development of China and has been engaged in social community activities for quite a long term, for example, the “Water for All” program which provides clean water resources for people in less-developed and remote areas, the “Save the Children” program which pays attention to the growth of underprivileged children as well as the scholarship programs which boost the education in China.  
 
With the active participation and innovations in these community programs, Atlas Copco was awarded “The AmCham Shanghai Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Award” in 2012 and rated as one of “Most sustainable companies and one of “world’s most ethical companies” on the World Economic Forum in 2013. These awards further recognized the efforts and contributions made by Atlas Copco in terms of corporate social responsibilities and public benefit activities.  
 
Boost talent development
The scholarship (stipend) program is aimed at giving awards to students who are excellent in both character and learning and provide economic aids for students from poor families; the 55 students who were awarded Atlas Copco Scholarship are excellent students who have made innovation in terms of theoretical learning and social practices.
 
Zhang Jiansi, a representative of these students, is from Tianjin; she is a junior student in the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology; she was awarded the Atlas Copco Outstanding Female Volunteer Prize in the ceremony.
 
Over the past three years, Zhang Jiansi has spared no effort to acquire academic knowledge and participate in campus and social activities from which she gained a lot. By taking part in the "activities in rural areas” in summer vacation, she understood the benefits of new rural construction for farmers; in the activities for caring elderly persons with no family, she and other volunteers brought happiness for these elderly persons and inherited civilization with spirit of volunteer. She has grown to be an enthusiastic, self-disciplined and highly responsible student over the last three years. She remarked: “the Atlas Copco Scholarship-stipend program is significant because it is a kind of recognition, motivation and honor. The honor has motivated me to try harder and learn more knowledge, stimulated me to be more conscientious and diligent and constantly enhanced my comprehensive abilities; after graduating from the university, the honor will motivate me to spare no effort to be a useful person for the whole society. ”
 
Talent training relay
The cooperation between Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Customer Center Greater China and well-known universities in China was initiated in 2009. The close cooperation with universities has fully embodied Atlas Copco’s corporate culture, social commitment as well as unswerving faith for sustainable development.   
 
The Schools of Mechanical Engineering in Xinjiang University and Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology are domestic higher education institutions with remarkable scientific research advantages in terms of mechanical design and manufacturing and so forth. According to Freddy Man, General Manager of Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Customer Center Greater China, “the talent development strategy of the two universities is consistent with ours. In recent years, these two universities have provided us with outstanding graduates who have excellent performance in their work. Atlas Copco will continue the talent training program in the future to help and motivate more students to complete their studies and achieve their ambitions and ideals.”
 

For further information please contact:

Caroline He
Senior Marketing Communication Specialist, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
Phone: +86 10 5870 6331  Email: caroline.he@cn.atlascopco.com
 
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.  
 
Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.