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Switzerland’s ETH Zürich Adopts University-Wide License

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

Bern, Switzerland - (5 Dec 2014)

MathWorks today announced that Switzerland’s ETH Zürich has signed an agreement that provides all of its faculty and students with MATLAB, Simulink and 65 additional MathWorks products. ETH Zürich joins more than 400 schools worldwide already using the MathWorks university-wide license. ETH Zürich is ranked in the top 10 for engineering and technology in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

ETH Zürich’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 teaching with and giving them hands-on experience with the tools that are widely used by industry across the globe.

ETH Zürich’s MATLAB and Simulink license includes analysis, design, modeling, simulation, code generation and testing products for the engineering and science schools, plus computational finance for the business and economic schools. The university-wide license also gives ETH Zürich access to the full set of MathWorks design flows, enabling the school to enhance its already-established “Model-Based Design of Embedded Systems” curricula and better prepare future graduates with the technical skills being demanded by employers.  

ETH Zürich is deploying these tools across the university to teachers, researchers and students via 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 ETH Zürich and MathWorks, users will have access to MATLAB and associated documentation, immediate access to new releases and around-the-clock technical support. The university-wide license permits the installation of MATLAB and Simulink products on university-managed computers as well as user-owned computers. In addition, the MATLAB Distributed Computing Server will be installed in ETH Zürich’s high-performance computing center (“Brutus”). This will enable students and faculty to run computationally intensive MATLAB programs and Simulink simulations on the center’s systems and to develop new techniques and algorithms that leverage multiprocessor and multicore architectures.

“As in other countries, universities in Switzerland 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 Patrick Kaufmann, Country Manager Switzerland, MathWorks. “By providing their students and faculty with convenient and consistent access to MATLAB and Simulink coupled with MathWorks technical support, ETH Zürich is taking a big step to meet that challenge, enabling more project-based learning and application examples in courses.”

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