[photopress:logistics_tsinghua_university_library_1_2.jpg,full,alignright]Schneider Logistics will offer scholarships for logistics studies to outstanding students attending China’s Tsinghua University. The Schneider Tsinghua University scholarship program will have a span of three to five years; several top students will be awarded scholarships each year.
During a visit to the Beijing-based university, Christopher Lofgren, president and CEO of Schneider National, addressed several hundred teaching staff and students of the Industrial Engineering department.
While announcing the new scholarship program, Lofgren noted that logistics now plays a pivotal role in the world’s economy, currently accounting for 21% of the gross domestic product of China.
According to Professor Zheng Li, deputy dean of Tsinghua University’s Industrial Engineering department, ‘Logistics is called the third-party revenue source or the powerhouse of the global economy. It is crucial to the competitiveness of our manufacturing industry, especially now that China is the world’s manufacturing hub.’
The illustration is of the library at Tsinghua University.
Source: Supply and Demand China