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Suzhou's Software Industry
Joins Hands with Carnegie Mellon University

Suzhou Office of International Software Research Institute under Carnegie Mellon University was officially inaugurated at SIP International Science Park on Dec. 7. John Glasso, Director of Strategic Development and Tele-education of Carnegie Mellon University International Software Institute, attended the ceremony, at which Suzhou Municipality and the International Software Institute signed an agreement on in-depth cooperation in software industry development.

The cooperation in software industry development between Suzhou Software Office and Carnegie Mellon University International Software Institute began in 2004, and the establishment of Suzhou Office of the International Software Institute will further enhance the cooperation in software development and training. Based on the superior backup of Carnegie Mellon University in software engineering, the office will provide services in consulting, training, and CMM authentication to uplift the international competitiveness of Suzhou's software enterprises. The issue of CMM1 certificates will enable software enterprises of Suzhou to enter international market of contracted software development and software export.

With the signing of the in-depth cooperation agreement, Carnegie Mellon University International Software Institute will provide further services in consultancy, training, and CMM certification for the software industry of Suzhou and effectively raise the capability of the latter's competitive edge in the international development strategy.

On the day of the opening ceremony, Carnegie Mellon University also signed an agreement with HP Corporation on training programs.

Dec. 8, 2006


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