AspenTech and Seoul National University to Form Partnership to Help Develop Next Generation of Global Process Engineers

October 14, 2015

Signing Ceremony to be held today at US-Korea business forum in advance of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s White House Summit with President Obama
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Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, today announced that the company will form a collaborative technical partnership with the Engineering Development Research Center (EDRC) of Seoul National University.

Antonio Pietri, President and CEO, AspenTech, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EDRC today at the US-Korea Business Innovation Forum, in advance of South Korean President Geun-hye’s fourth summit meeting with President Obama. The AspenTech EDRC MoU will continue the development of Korea-customized AspenTech customer training programs, as well as support process engineering graduate student internships and other initiatives including joint research and development programs.

AspenTech’s partnership with EDRC is a continuation of the company’s long-standing tradition of collaborating with the academic community to drive innovation and advancement in process manufacturing.  Since its founding as a result of an MIT/Department of Energy project in 1981, AspenTech has worked with hundreds of the world’s leading engineering universities, including Columbia University, MIT, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts, and Virginia Tech.  And the AspenTech Academy, a corporate advisory network of renowned university professors, also works to research new chemical engineering practices and prepare students to enter the process industry workforce.

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Antonio Pietri, President and CEO, AspenTech
“AspenTech is pleased to partner with the EDRC at Seoul National University of South Korea, and to continue collaborating with students and faculty at this leading worldwide engineering hub. The work we do together will help to prepare the next generation of process engineers to address the challenges they will face in tomorrow’s world.”  

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About AspenTech
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