Huawei has partnered with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) to sponsor undergraduate students for a trip to the Chinese firm’s headquarters in Shenzhen.
Huawei Australia chairman, John Lord, has signed a memorandum of understanding with ATN chairman David Lloyd.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Huawei on the Seeds for the Future program. The ATN is proud of its strong ties to industry and through this program our students will get multinational industry experience within the ICT sector, while learning how to be effective in a multicultural business environment,” said Lloyd.
The three-year agreement will cover the ATN’s member universities: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Curtin University, University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology.
Ten students will be selected each year from the four universities as part of Huawei's seeds of the future program.
The initiative has been running in the UK, UK, France, UAE, Italy and Spain since 2008. More than 2,000 students have participated in the program to date.
The program will be entirely funded by the Chinese telco, participating students will join others from around the world in visiting Huawei’s headquarters and R&D centres to see what is coming out of Huawei. The trips are also designed to educate students about Chinese culture in general.
Huawei Australia chairman, John Lord, said the firm was proud to be working with ATN to identify Australia’s ICT leaders of tomorrow.
“Designed to bridge the gap between university and work, Seeds for the Future helps develop talent in Australia, promotes a greater understanding of the ICT sector and encourages participation in the international ICT community.”