Huawei inks research partnership with Griffith University

Partnership is Huawei’s fourth Australian University partnership

Huawei has signed an agreement with Griffith University which opens the door to joint innovation projects with students and academics.

At an event hosted by Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Huawei and Griffith University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a vision to conduct collaborative research and development projects and to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to travel to China as part of Huawei’s annual Chinese exchange program.

Huawei chairman John Lord said Griffith University and Huawei were closely aligned in the desire to pursue R&D projects across a range of information and communications technologies.

“This is Huawei’s first partnership with a Queensland university, and it is a great partnership to formalise, as we actively build our business across the state.”

The MoU covers a range of mutual interests between Huawei and Griffith, including joint publications in academic journals and presentations to industry conferences; joint applications for research grants and research centre funding; the aforementioned Chinese exchange program; and allowing Huawei to provide an advisory role on relevant industry linked research programs.

The partnership with Griffith University marks Huawei’s fourth Australian University partnership along with Macquarie University in NSW, RMIT in Victoria, and the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the partnership was the result of the strong sister city relationship between Brisbane and Shenzhen that continued to deliver concrete benefits to Brisbane.

“New world cities offer students quality education providers with international partnerships, standards and opportunities, and Brisbane and Shenzhen are no different,” Quirk said.

“As our sister city connection grows stronger, I look forward to seeing our cities prosper through lifelong relationships.”

Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (International), Professor Sarah Todd, said Griffith University was committed to ensuring students have the opportunity to include an overseas experience during their study program. Last year over 400 students travelled to Asia and many were looking for internships or similar work integrated learning experiences.

“The agreement with Huawei will enable us to provide more targeted options for students studying in IT or engineering programs, while also furthering our relationship with an important sister city,” she said.

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