10/07/2018

Polish students visited China as part of Huawei „Seeds for the Future” contest

 

This year HUAWEI has organised the 5th edition of Seeds for the Future contest. The main prize was a two-week trip to China. 6 winners from Polish technical universities had the opportunity to explore the rich culture of China and attend a series of workshops organised by HUAWEI experts.

HUAWEI has held the Seeds for the Future program since 2008, the Polish edition has been organised since 2014. The initiative involves 96 countries and 20 thousand students from over 280 universities. This year’s edition was organised under the patronage of Ministry of Digital Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education,  and Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. NASK Research Institute has also taken patronage over the program.

As the global ICT leader, Huawei is actively participating in the process of educating young talents. The goal of Seeds for the Future is to support technical faculties as they are the ones ultimately developing the industry. We are glad to be able to support ambitious young people and we’re hoping that future editions of the contest will be equally engaging and valuable – says Marzena Śliz, Public Affairs Director at Huawei Poland.

The contest winners spent their first week in Beijing where they were able to see the most popular landmarks such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace or The Great Wall. Moreover, they participated in a series of linguistic-cultural classes where they learned the basics of Chinese language as well as calligraphy; also, they visited the university to meet their Chinese peers.

Another point on the map was Shenzen, or the so-called China’s Silicon Valley. This is the headquarters for numerous international high-tech companies such as HUAWEI. The students participated in training and workshop sessions run by HUAWEI specialists, which enabled them to expand both their theoretical and practical knowledge. The winners emphasise that  it was especially meaningful to learn about the company plans regarding the following fields: cloud computing, big data, IoT and 5G. Polish participants had the opportunity to attend the workshops with students from Panama, Uruguay and Trinidad and Tobago, which allowed them to experience working in a diverse team and overcome any cultural or linguistic barriers in order to find solutions to the discussed problems. The practical classes involved the possibility of configuring and testing a 4G station.

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