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Italy's Politecnico di Milano Adopts MATLAB and Simulink to Prepare Students for Engineering Careers

New license underscores university's commitment to preparing students to acquire the skills demanded by prospective employers

Torino, Italy - (27 May 2014)

MathWorks today announced that Italy's Politecnico di Milano has signed an agreement that provides all of its faculty and students with MATLAB, Simulink, and 48 additional MathWorks products. Politecnico di Milano joins more than 400 schools worldwide already using the MathWorks university-wide license.

Politecnico di Milano is Italy's top university, according to the QS World University Rankings 2012-2013. QS also ranks the school as one of the top 50 universities in the world for computer science and information systems. Politecnico di Milano's adoption of MATLAB and Simulink for technical computing and Model-Based Design further demonstrates its commitment to prepare students for their professional careers by giving them hands-on experience with the tools that are widely used by industries across the globe.

Politecnico di Milano's MATLAB and Simulink license includes analysis, design, modeling, simulation, code generation, and testing products for engineering and science schools, plus computational finance for business and economic schools. Politecnico di Milano is deploying these tools across the university to teachers, researchers, and students through a centralized, shared platform that increases the administrative efficiency of software management and distribution and ensures that the tools are readily available for all users.  

Through the agreement between Politecnico di Milano and MathWorks, users will have access to MATLAB and associated documentation, immediate access to new releases and around-the-clock technical support throughout the term of the license. The university-wide license permits the installation of MATLAB and Simulink products on university-managed computers as well as user-owned computers.

"The MathWorks university-wide license allows Politecnico di Milano to manage and distribute MATLAB, as well as any updates and fixes, through one central location," Prof.ssa Donatella Sciuto, Vice Rector of Politecnico di Milano said. "By giving students and faculty one cohesive tool to use, the school is further supporting and enhancing their educational and learning environment while preparing students for their future careers."

"As in other countries, universities in Italy are being challenged by hiring companies to prepare their graduates with more hands-on and application-oriented experience while providing a solid theoretical foundation," said Alessandro Tarchini, Education Marketing, Italy, MathWorks. "By providing their students and faculty with convenient and consistent access to MATLAB and Simulink coupled with MathWorks technical support, Politecnico di Milano is taking a big step to meet that challenge, enabling more project-based learning and application examples in courses."

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