Saudi students conclude Huawei-sponsored visit to China
Students learn about Huawei technology and products with tours to Beijing and Shenzhen
University students from Saudi Arabia recently completed a trip organised by Huawei to China, where they learnt about intelligent networks, cloud technology and the design behind some of Huawei’s key products.
The students, from 17 universities across Saudi Arabia, were the beneficiaries of the third cycle of Huawei’s global CSR program for students, ‘Seeds of the Future’, a collaboration between Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia and the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).
Huawei launched the ‘Seeds for the Future’ program in the Kingdom in 2015. The flagship global CSR program is aimed at cultivating local ICT talent, promoting knowledge transfer, improving people's interest in and understanding of the ICT industry, and encouraging countries and regions to participate in the building of digital communities.
H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of CITC, explained: “The Kingdom continues to invest in its citizens in order to achieve our Vision 2030 goals and establish a vibrant, tech-savvy citizenry and knowledge-based economy. The CITC is very proud of the work we do with Huawei, and are happy that yet another round of students has been exposed to technology and knowledge that will assist them in securing a bright future for both themselves and their nation.”
The CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Dennis Zhang stated: “We are very happy to be completing yet another successful itineration of the Seeds for the Future program. It has been fantastic to continue our strong partnership with CITC in the Kingdom through the guidance and nurturing of some of Saudi Arabia’s finest young ICT minds.
"Moreover, we are pleased to be able to contribute to the goals set forth in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Advancements in the ICT industry and ICT education are integral to socioeconomic development of different countries. The program has acted as a crucial platform for sharing the latest ICT technologies and enriching students' work experience, helping to prepare them to work efficiently in ICT and mobile communications companies”.