First to Teach SAP in Mongolia SAP and GIZ Launch Alliance with National University of Mongolia

SingaporeSAP University Alliances and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Mongolia today announced a new partnership with the National University of Mongolia (NUM) to offer the country’s first SAP training to local students, beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year. This partnership will help energize tomorrow’s workforce in Mongolia through educating future leaders and talent in SAP enterprise software, and will also prepare companies of all sizes in the country to better connect and compete in the global environment.

In an effort to foster SAP knowledge, professional skills and an innovative mindset among the younger generation, SAP and GIZ Mongolia have joined hands with NUM, School of Economic Studies, to deliver an in-depth portfolio of courses to its students, starting with SAP Business Suite. In the future, Agile Project Management, Design Thinking and other courses will be added. This autumn, NUM is piloting the “Introduction to SAP ERP System” course for thirty undergraduate students, to be expanded to 400 students in the spring of 2014. In addition, twenty NUM professors have been equipped to teach SAP through a Train-the-Trainer workshop held in August. Students will also gain access to resources, experts and SAP customers’ hiring managers through the University Alliances Community on the SAP Community Network.

“Education is the key to innovation and social development,” said Ann Rosenberg, Head of SAP Global University Alliances, SAP AG. “SAP University Alliances helps educate the talent of the future to better prepare for a successful career path within the vibrant SAP ecosystem. We are building the channel for innovation in the universities and extending the SAP innovation story to a larger community. Students who get to know us better see SAP as an attractive employer.”

As GIZ program director Stefan Hanselmann explained, this cooperation will provide a great opportunity for students at NUM to gain state-of-the-art knowledge. “With Mongolia developing so rapidly and more international companies coming in, it will be very important for the educational system to internationalize in order to keep up with changing requirements. The cooperation with SAP has pushed the door to the global business world wide open.”

“SAP’s offerings such as SAP Business Suite or Agile Project Management are important tools to help our students to develop useful global skills. Graduates will gain employment and start a meaningful career to help the country’s economic development,” said Professor Galtbayar, President of NUM. “It will be good for Mongolia´s competitiveness and its integration into global markets.”

For Mongolia, the past two decades were marked by a successful transition from a post-soviet to a modern market economy. With it came an increasing global integration and a rapid development of the mining sector. NUM with its School of Economic Studies implemented a variety of activities and programs to confront the challenges. The cooperation with SAP University Alliances is yet another effort in this regard that will certainly contribute to the overall aim to train professionals that meet highest international standards.

As a global initiative with more than 1,400 member institutions in over 80 countries, the SAP University Alliances program aims to shape the future of higher education. It promotes a practical and future-oriented education by providing access to the latest SAP technologies. The program also supports universities and vocational schools to actively integrate SAP software into their teaching.

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
For more information, visit www.sap.com

About GIZ
As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and supports the German federal government in achieving its objectives in this field. GIZ has been represented in Mongolia since 1991 and established an office in Ulaanbaatar in 1998. Currently over 100 staff members are working for GIZ Mongolia.

The efficient use of available resources and a sustainable economic growth that benefits all Mongolians are among the most important challenges for Mongolia. On behalf of the German government, GIZ Mongolia implements projects in the priority areas of Sustainable Mineral Resource Management, Biodiversity, and Energy Efficiency. While primarily working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ Mongolia also undertakes activities commissioned by other German ministries, private enterprises and international clients.

For more information please visit https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/17750.html

About National University of Mongolia
The National University of Mongolia, established in 1940, is the oldest university in Mongolia. This public university hosts twelve schools and faculties in Ulaanbaatar, and runs branches in the Zavkhan and Orkhon Aimags. Approximately one third of the academically educated Mongolians have graduated from NUM. The university offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, mostly in Mongolian.

The School of Economic Studies (SES) of the National University of Mongolia, which has trained over 15 thousand national experts with higher economic education in the period of the last sixty years, is a large intellectual center leading in Mongolia in the field of economic and business administration training and research activities. At present over hundred academics work for the school and nearly two thousand Mongolian and foreign students major in 16 specialties at BA, MA and PhD levels.

For more information please visit http://ses.edu.mn/v4_beta/

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For more information, press only:
Crispian Tan, SAP University Alliances APJ, +65 6664 6824, crispian.tan@sap.com
Fan Tan, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, +65 6664 4416, fan.tan01@sap.com
Dr. Stefan Hanselmann, GIZ Mongolia, +976 7011 7704, stefan.hanselmann@giz.de
Prof. Burmaa Natsag, School of Economic Studies; NUM, +976 77307730 ext. 5111, burmaan@ses.edu.mn