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Huawei hosts autumn reception to mark its long-term commitment to Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, 18 November 2015: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today will be holding its autumn reception in Dublin, following the opening of its new R&D office in the capital.

At the event, Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills in Ireland, H.E. Jianguo Xu, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland and Walter Ji, President of Carrier BG, Western Europe, Huawei will speak about Huawei’s commitment to innovation in Ireland and its growth in the country over the last 11 years. Guests at the reception will include more than 80 customers and stakeholders, alongside the students and universities involved in Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme.

Seeds for the Future – Huawei’s flagship corporate responsibility programme – seeks to develop local ICT talent and improve the skills and life chances of talented STEM undergraduates. The universities involved include Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork and Dublin Institute of Technology. In 2015, 10 Irish undergraduates participated in this programme, which includes a four week exchange to China to visit Huawei’s Shenzen campus, learn about the ICT industry, undertake placements across the business and receive an introduction to Chinese culture and Mandarin in Beijing.

“We are delighted with Huawei’s latest investment and commitment to the Irish ICT sector,” said Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills in Ireland. “Over the last decade, we have worked with Huawei and other firms in the sector to ensure Ireland is helping to lead the way when it comes to business innovation, and this has helped us get one step closer. ‘Seeds for the Future’ is a great opportunity for technology undergraduates to truly understand the ICT market first-hand and I would encourage students to consider applying for the programme.”

“Earlier today we marked the latest phase in Huawei’s commitment to Ireland by opening a brand new R&D office in Dublin,” said Walter Ji, President of Carrier BG, Western Europe, Huawei. “Together with our Seeds for the Future programme, it affirms our strong commitment to Ireland and our confidence in its ICT future. We look forward to continuing our work in Ireland as we work towards building a better connected world and a better connected Ireland.”

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