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Dr. Hu Dongqi (left), General Manager of Arlanxeo High Performance Elastomer (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., and Zhu Weiguo (right), Dean, Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changzhou University, exchanged contracts (Source: Arlanxeo)

26. October 2018

Arlanxeo partners with two higher-education institutions in Changzhou

Arlanxeo announced that it recently signed three-year cooperation agreements with Changzhou University and the Changzhou Vocational Institute of Engineering (CZIE). According to Arlanxeo, in cooperation with its partners, the company will contribute to the development of Changzhou and the local chemical industry by providing optimised education and practical trainings to aspiring, young professionals.

China is one of Arlanxeo’s key strategic markets, where Changzhou represents a particularly important region as it houses one the company’s EPDM plants as well as its Rubber Technology Center.

Ming Cheng Chien (left), President of Lanxess Asia-Pacific Region and Managing Director of Arlanxeo China, talked with Jiang Bibiao (right), Vice President at Changzhou University (Source: Arlanxeo)

Ming Cheng Chien (left), President of Lanxess Asia-Pacific Region and Managing Director of Arlanxeo China, talked with Jiang Bibiao (right), Vice President at Changzhou University (Source: Arlanxeo)

Ming Cheng Chien, President of Lanxess Asia-Pacific Region and Managing Director of Arlanxeo China, stated that, “Changzhou has provided great support for our development in the past years. As a company that is committed to sustainable development and corporate social responsibilities, we want to give back by partnering with Changzhou’s higher education institutions and leveraging our respective capabilities to foster the next generation of chemicals industry professionals in China.”

Changzhou University is an academic leader in energy and chemistry, having been ranked in the top 1 % in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) rankings for its chemistry and materials sciences research fields. On 22 October 2018, Changzhou University officially hired three technical experts from Arlanxeo as part-time tutors. Arlanxeo also presented scholarships and grants for 50 high-performing student representatives. Vice President of Changzhou University, Jiang Bibiao, stated that “We look forward to working with Arlanxeo to deepen our students’ understanding of current advancements, production processes, and operations in the chemicals and material industries, cultivating talents for China’s industrial upgrading.”

The two parties will cooperate in the following areas:

  • Scholarships and grants: Arlanxeo will provide high-performing Changzhou University students with scholarships, and disadvantaged students with grants annually.
  • Summer internships: Arlanxeo will provide month-long, summer internships to Changzhou University students to enhance their practical skills and deepen their knowledge.
  • Plant tours: Students can experience first hand Arlanxeo’s corporate culture and its production processes as well as industrial health, safety, and environmental standards through plant tours.
  • Part-time tutors: Arlanxeo's technical experts aid student’s studies and research by serving as tutors outside of school.
  • Expert lectures: Arlanxeo's technical experts will offer seminars discussing leading technologies and synthetic rubber industry trends.

Sun Hong (left), Head of the Arlanxeo Changzhou EPDM plant, and Xue Xuming (right), Dean at the School of Chemical Engineering, Changzhou Vocational Institute of Engineering, exchanged contracts (Source: Arlanxeo)

Sun Hong (left), Head of the Arlanxeo Changzhou EPDM plant, and Xue Xuming (right), Dean at the School of Chemical Engineering, Changzhou Vocational Institute of Engineering, exchanged contracts (Source: Arlanxeo)

As a leading provider of vocational education, CZIE has educated numerous young professionals in Changzhou. On 24 October 2018, representatives from CZIE and Arlanxeo unveiled the Students' Practice Base for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Quality Employment Base and launched the Arlanxeo Class.

President of CZIE, Wu Fangsheng, said, “Our partnership with the world-leading synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo will significantly enhance our students’ practical skills, thus enhancing their competitiveness in the job market and empowering them to contribute to Changzhou’s growth as well as the local industry’s development.”

The two parties will partner in the following areas:

  • Summer internships: Arlanxeo will enrich CZIE students’ practical skills and knowledge about chemical industry with summer internships.
  • Plant tours: Students can experience first hand Arlanxeo’s corporate culture and its production processes as well as industrial health, safety, and environmental standards through plant tours.
  • The Arlanxeo Class: The company will hold “Arlanxeo Class” at CZIE, offering courses that cover chemical engineering, high performance elastomers, and production operations taught by seven technical experts from Arlanxeo.
  • Scholarships: Every year Arlanxeo will provide scholarships for students in the Arlanxeo Class with exceptional academic performance.

Arlanxeo has also launched similar programmes in Europe, North America, and South America.

www.arlanxeo.com

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