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Huawei Portugal Delivered 50 Scholarships to Local Students, Half Receivers Female

In April 2022, the first edition of the Huawei Portugal University Scholarship Program, which received nearly 3,000 applications from all over the mainland and islands of Portugal, recognized the academic performance of 50 higher education students in the fields of engineering and technology. The award ceremony took place in Lisbon and was attended by Elvira Fortunato, Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education.

Portuguese Students Receive Scholarships from Huawei

Portuguese Students Gathered to Receive Scholarships from Huawei

Among the 50 scholarship winners, half of them are female, with different academic degrees, from undergraduate to doctorate, with special emphasis on undergraduate (40% of the students), and on young students between the ages of 18 and 23 years old (72%). From the various existing courses in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering compromised the majority, with 28 students in total.

Portuguese Students Receive Scholarships from Huawei

Portuguese Students Gathered to Receive Scholarships from Huawei

The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, impressed with the results achieved by this Huawei Portugal initiative, delivered a heartfelt speech to the scholarship recipients, stating that "it is precisely through programs such as the one promoted by Huawei that we can implement one of the country's priorities, namely the investment in skills development to respond to the digital transition". The Minister also reiterated that Huawei's initiative deserves a special mention not only for "investing in the training of future generations" in areas within the scope of engineering and technology, but also "for respecting the principle of gender equality", by granting half of the scholarships to young female students.

To view the video of this event, please check: https://www.huawei.com/en/media-center/multimedia/videos/2022/portuguese-seeds-for-the-future-scholarship-winners