Huawei India R&D Center Partners With Academia to Promote ICT Education
Sponsors Scholarships to 80 Students in Leading Indian Engineering Universities
[Bengaluru, February 16th 2017] Huawei Technologies India, the largest overseas R&D Center of Huawei announced that the company has partnered with 8 leading Engineering Universities and Colleges in providing scholarships to their students.
As a part of its programme to contribute to the ICT sector skills development in the country, Huawei Technologies India has entered into MoU with leading universities and colleges to sponsor yearly Huawei Excellence Scholarships to meritorious and deserving students. The scholarship for each student is about Rupees Fifty Thousand on an average, and generally aimed to cover the annual fees of the college. Through this partnership, Huawei aims to set up a model for greater industry-academia collaboration to enhance the ICT domain knowledge transfer between industry experts and students, encourage students to excel in their academics, and assist in shaping industry-ready graduates.
Mr. William Zhao, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies India said “Huawei has always supported ICT education in countries where we operate, including India. We believe that a large base of highly skilled youth can galvanize the advancement of industry and society. Today, as communications technology evolves at a lightning pace, the ability to access and use information as well as ICT skills are key to the spread of new technologies and narrowing gaps in societies and regions. Our partnership with Indian universities will enable students to excel in ICT knowledge and skills, pave the way for an enriching career and their contribution to the industry and society”
Huawei is a proud member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. The company is actively involved in promoting equal access to telecommunications, and affordability of ICT education, in helping to bridge the ‘Digital Divide’ between developing and developed nations. Huawei is committed to the transfer and sharing of ICT knowledge and skills as well as to nurturing of ICT talent. Huawei strives to bridge the divide for people from all walks of life in terms of information accessibility and to achieve the target of making information technology available to all.
Web links to the announcement of partnerships in the colleges’ websites
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About Huawei India R&D Center
Established in the year 1999 in Bengaluru, Huawei India R&D center is engaged in developing products and components including telecom VAS, BSS, OSS, e-commerce, terminal device software, and cutting-edge software in the areas of Big Data, Cloud, NFV, SDN, IOT, and storage. The India R&D center has evolved as a key platform/component/solutions development and delivery center of Huawei for global markets, and has end-to-end ownership of all software platforms, components and products being developed in this center.
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