National Instruments and University of San Carlos Sign LabVIEW Academy Partnership

CEBU CITY, Philippines and SINGAPORE -- National Instruments (NI) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Philippines' University of San Carlos to establish the first LabVIEW Academy in the country's Central Visayas region. The two parties recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Rigney Hall in Talamban Campus.

NI LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment that delivers hands-on learning and supports research applications. Enabled in partnership with institutions of higher learning, the LabVIEW Academy programme provides a comprehensive curriculum tool and solutions for educators who want their students to learn the NI LabVIEW System design software and gain competitive advantage when they graduate.

The LabVIEW Academy at USC aims to promote more LabVIEW trained and certified developers and engineers to support the local Electronics and Electrical Engineering industry. In addition, the LabVIEW Academy facilitates greater research collaboration between NI and USC and supports the University's focus on talent development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and world-class training.

Under the new MOU, USC will now have access to LabVIEW Academic Software Teaching Licences and support LabVIEW-certified instructors in conducting courses using LabVIEW.

Buoyed by the strong performance of industries such as manufacturing and semiconductor and electronics, the Philippine economy has grown fast and steady in recent years. From April to June 2016, the Philippines posted a 7 percent growth in GDP, making it the fastest growing economy in Asia for the second quarter.

Cebu City, which is the second largest city and fastest growing economy in the Philippines, is home to nine special economic zones and the base of over 80 percent of inter-island domestic and international shipping in the Philippines.

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