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Huawei Launches UK ICT Academy Advisory Board

Also announces new Huawei Authorised Information Network Academy partnership with Queen Mary University of London

[London, UK, November 29, 2017] Huawei announced the formation of its first HAINA (Huawei Authorized Information Network Academy) ICT advisory board in the UK, as well as an MOU with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for ICT Academy cooperation. 

The addition of QMUL to the HAINA programme will bring the number of UK members in the UK to 13 since the University of Reading was announced as the first partner in 2015. In October Huawei announced another partnership with Barking and Dagenham College to cultivate IT talent and help students become employment ready. 

The first Huawei ICT Academy Advisory Board meeting was held at Queen Mary University on 28th November.

Robert Yang(left), Managing Director of Huawei UK Enterprise Business Group, signed MOU with Professor Edmund Burke, Vice Principal for Science and Engineering, QMUL for ICT Academy cooperation.

The ICT Academy advisory board is chaired by Professor Edmund Burke, Vice Principal for Science and Engineering, QMUL and is co-chaired by Mr Bradd Feng, Director, Training & Certification, Global, Huawei. The first meeting of the board took place on November 28th.

The three core goals of the advisory board will be to strengthen communication and establish an effective operating mechanism to boost collaboration among the partner organisations, and to assist Huawei with ICT Academy development planning. 

Professor Edmund Burke, Vice Principal for Science and Engineering, QMUL, said: “We’re very pleased to announce this partnership with Huawei. The fast pace of change in technology means that education of the next generation is very important, and collaborations like this mean that we can give students the best start in their careers. I’m delighted to chair the advisory board to help further drive this programme in the UK.”

Robert Yang, Managing Director of Huawei UK Enterprise Business Group, Huawei said: “The HAINA programme in the UK is part of a global initiative to drive STEM education and foster the next generation of ICT talents. This is a huge focus for Huawei and we are very happy to benefit from the experience that Professor Burke and other colleagues on the advisory board can offer. QMUL is a welcome addition to the programme and we look forward to helping to empower students with the latest ICT technology knowledge.”

Huawei is currently cooperating with over 240 universities to open Huawei ICT Academies across China, North America, Europe, Australia and more. Every year, the Academy trains over 16,200 students globally. The Huawei ICT Academy program also runs a global annual ‘Skills Competition’ for students, giving local country winners the opportunity to visit China for the finals and compete with students from across the globe.