[photopress:JiaoTong.jpg,full,alignright]MIT, which stands for the Massachussets Institute of Technology which is difficult both to pronounce and spell, is working with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on an innovative, dual-degree graduate program combining engineering and management. Modeled after a similar program at MIT that has been in existence for 18 years, this new program is focused on developing China’s next generation of industrial leaders.
The China Leaders for Manufacturing Program (China LFM) has nine corporate founding partners.
Professor Lu Wei, associate dean of SJTU’s Antai College of Economics and Management, said, ‘China LFM’s curriculum will focus on developing a special type of leader for China — one who can apply both managerial and engineering expertise to global manufacturing and operations for sustained profitability and success. It will also educate the China LFM partner companies on how to strategically build and retain a team of operations leadership talent.’
The SJTU program will matriculate approximately 50 fellows per class, with the first fellows matriculating in September 2007. Each graduate will receive an MS in engineering from SJTU’s School of Mechanical Engineering or School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering and an MBA from SJTU’s Antai College of Economics and Management. The picture is, honest, of Jiao Tong University. It shows some students enthusiastic about winning part of the ICPC Java Challenge. I think.