The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) hosted the awarding ceremony of 2021 KLA-Tencor Scholarship at CIMC Auditorium of Long Bin Building on October 27.  KLA-Tencor representatives led by Jianuo Shi, General Manager of KLA Semiconductor Equipment Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and JI leaders including Dean Peisen Huang, Associate Dean David Hung, and Director of Institutional Advancement Office Kathy Xu attended the event.

In his welcome speech, Peisen Huang said KLA-Tencor has been supporting the development of JI since 2016, as a global leading semiconductor detective equipment supplier. The KLA-Tencor Scholarship has become a longest established and most influential scholarship for JI graduate students. He hopes both sides can continue to expand cooperation in the future.

Jianuo Shi said KLA-Tencor’s corporate values matches well with the mission and talent-cultivation objectives of JI. The company pays high attention to its cooperation with the joint institute. He hopes the establishment of the scholarship can be of some help to JI’s graduate education aiming at fostering professional talents with global visions and expects to see more JI students joining the company.

Manager Chengping Zhang of KLA-Tencor Shanghai said he is deeply impressed by JI and its students and looks forward to continuous cooperation with the joint institute.

KLA-Tencor and JI leaders took photo with awardees.

In his closing speech, David Hung expressed gratitude for KLA-Tencor’ strong support for graduate education over the past few years. Taking a JI alumnus who is working at the company as an example, he said JI students have unlimited potential and endless possibilities. He hopes they all can develop well at outstanding platforms such as KLA-Tencor.

After the awarding ceremony, a recruitment-oriented campus talk was held for KLA-Tencor at the auditorium.