University of the Visayas and global technology firm Altair to establish high tech Centre of Excellence in the Philippines

April 26, 2023

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A state-of-the-art engineering and technology center is being developed by the University of the Visayas, the first-of-its-kind in Cebu. The Centre of Excellence will serve as a campus-wide innovation hub focused on applying cutting-edge technologies - to produce qualified, world-class graduates in engineering, architecture, and science.

University of the Visayas and global technology firm Altair to establish high tech Centre of Excellence in the Philippines
The University of the Visayas and Altair join hands to bless the new Centre of Excellence, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide students with cutting-edge technology and training to become future leaders in their fields.

University of the Visayas and global technology firm Altair to establish high tech Centre of Excellence in the Philippines

The university has entered into a partnership with Altair, a leading provider of simulation-driven design, data analytics & AI, and high-performance computing solutions, to drive this goal forward.

With higher education and technology constantly evolving, the University of the Visayas has embarked on a clear mission to produce graduates of a high caliber – prepared to contribute to the industry and national development in meaningful ways, either by being employed in the private and public sectors or by being entrepreneurs.

“The University of the Visayas chose to work with Altair in setting up their Centre of Excellence in the Cebu region due to its progressive mindset, and is keen to include breakthrough technologies to modernize their curriculum,” said Srirangam Sri Rangarajan, Managing Director of Altair, ASEAN, and ANZ.

University of the Visayas and global technology firm Altair
University of the Visayas President, Dr. Conrado E. Iñigo Jr., and Altair's Managing Director for the ASEAN & ANZ regions, Srirangam Srirangarajan, seal their partnership with a handshake during a press conference.

“Through our MOU, we plan to provide exposure to all students of the university, especially engineering, architecture, and science students, and to those that aspire to work in the areas of design simulation, AI, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Electrification and the Internet of Things. The university will also be acting as a catalyst for conducting advanced certification programs for practicing engineers who are keen to build on their skillsets and adopt trending technologies.”

With a real-world, forward-thinking approach to education, the university’s collaboration with a highly reputable technology company is also aimed at continuously upgrading the knowledge and skills of its educators and researchers to be aligned with industry best practices in their respective fields.

The Centre of Excellence will run an intensive certification program, whereby students will attend training sessions, workshops, seminars, forums, and conferences – held by industry-specific technology experts from Altair and members of the faculties. 

The Centre will also require students to be involved in publishing research papers, incubation projects, and student competitions to simulate the experience of working in a competitive, intellectually demanding environment.

About The University of Visayas

The University of the Visayas ( is a private, non-sectarian internationally recognized university. Founded in 1919, it was the first university in Cebu.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

Altair transforms design and decision-making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Altair’s broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation™ for its customers.

With more than 3,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 86 offices throughout 25 countries. Altair serves more than 15,000 customers across broad industry segments. For more information, visit
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