ABB builds "Great Wall of Charity" for education in China

Awards students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology as well as Xiamen University of Technology with annual scholarships, grants and faculty fellowships

Beijing, August 1, 2014 - ABB, the world’s leading power and automation technology group, recently awarded annual scholarships and grants totaling 750,000 yuan to the students of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUSRT) and Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT). Faculty fellowships were also awarded to outstanding teachers at XMUT.

Over the past ten years, ABB has offered a total of nearly 11 million yuan solely through the "ABB - New Great Wall Fund to finance the underprivileged college students majoring in electrical engineering and automation at Chinese universities and colleges. So far, more than 2,000 college students from 44 institutes of higher learning in China have benefited from these grants.

In addition to providing funding to students nationwide, ABB has also cooperated with many Chinese universities, including establishing laboratories with Chongqing University, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Fuzhou University and XMUT; and jointly conducting 28 research projects with 16 Chinese universities and research institutions. ABB first established a partnership with XMUT in 2005 and has donated a total of nearly 10 million yuan in funds for teaching, laboratory equipment, and research. In Wuhan, ABB has carried out close cooperation with HUST through information sessions for graduates, joint laboratories, regular seminars and other activities.

"Only when its youngest are strong can a country be powerful". ABB also pays attention to basic education for children and adolescents. Starting as early as 2007, ABB’s "Xumiao Volunteers" began building "Xumiao Libraries" for underprivileged school children in Xinhui, Guangdong Province and have continued helping underprivileged children through long-term charity activities. In Beijing, ABB has launched "Creative Classes" at Jiuxianqiao Second Primary School to help stimulate children's creative thinking. In addition, ABB has also organized employee volunteers present basic knowledge and precautions about electricity to elementary schools across the country.

Upholding its "In China, for China and the World" strategy, ABB will continue to contribute its effort to various charitable causes in China to create a "Great Wall of Charity" across the country, further supporting the China’s educational and social development.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 19,000 employees, 37 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 109 cities.

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