Students in China Given Mathematica for Free to Further Their Studies
February 19, 2008--In support of China's
educational initiatives to prepare its next generation of scientists,
engineers, and analysts, Wolfram Research has launched a new program
offering free copies of Mathematica for
Students Simplified Chinese Edition to students at select
universities in China.
Nankai University, the University of Science and Technology of China,
and Beijing Jiaotong University are the first schools to join this
initiative. Since joining, hundreds of their students have received
copies of Mathematica for Students for personal use. "This new
program gives students at Nankai University an opportunity to learn
and use a powerful mathematical tool--Mathematica," said
Zhonghua Wu, associate professor at Nankai University. "Mastering this
tool does more than simply teach students mathematics at school. More
importantly, it prepares them for challenges in computing and
quantitative analysis in their future work and research."
Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate
program at these universities are invited to register for a free copy
of Mathematica for Students.
Immediately following registration, students are sent a link from
which Mathematica for Students Simplified Chinese Edition can
be downloaded and installed on their personally owned computers. Each
license lasts for one year from the date of download.
"This is a great opportunity for students in China to
use Mathematica for their math, science, and engineering
classes," said Conrad Wolfram, director of strategic and international
development. "While Mathematica may have previously been
unavailable to them outside of the classroom, these students will now
be able to create fully interactive reports and presentations, access
a vast library of integrated data sources on demand, and complete
their homework right at home."
Universities in China who would like to make Mathematica for
Students Simplified Chinese Edition available to their students
are encouraged to contact Wolfram Research.
Mathematica for Students Simplified Chinese Edition is a
complete version of Mathematica that provides language
resources exclusively for Chinese-speaking Mathematica users
and includes a full Simplified Chinese user interface. More details
are available on the product