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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Wins CASA/SME 2001 University LEAD Award

(November 09, 2001)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and its Computer and Automated Systems Association (CASA/SME) will award the 2001 CASA/SME University LEAD Award to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's (HKUST's) Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI). The unique manufacturing program will be honored at SME's annual awards dinner held Monday evening, November 12 in Chicago, IL. The CASA/SME University LEAD Award honors academic teams for their leadership and excellence in the application and development of enterprisewide integrated manufacturing.

"We were impressed with the excellence and dedication of the faculty and the focus on global manufacturing," said Neil Duffie, PhD, chairman of the 2001 CASA/SME University LEAD Award committee. "The rapid and continuous progress made in implementing plans for education in production engineering and engineering management have been significant."

HKUST, established in 1991, is a young dynamic research university with a mission to propel Hong Kong into the knowledge era and drive the technological, economic and social advancement of the Asia Pacific Rim and beyond. AMI, founded 8 years ago, has stimulated innovations by cutting across traditional boundaries to respond to both global industry trends and local industry needs.

Taking a holistic approach to studying methodologies, HKUST AMI provides the fundamental knowledge for adapting information technology to product development, customer interaction, supply-chain management, distribution and transportation logistics.
"The mission of the HKUST AMI is to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturing enterprises in the Asia Pacific region," said Professor Mitchell M. Tseng, director, AMI. "By building synergy among the existing strengths of automation, design, and systems integration technologies, HKUST AMI has created a program stimulating research and education in a growing industrial market."

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