Huawei announces 'Seeds for the Future' programme for Irish undergraduate students to experience working life in China
[Beijing, China, December 10, 2014]: Huawei Rotating CEO, Guo Ping today met the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins on his visit to Beijing, China. The President participated in a tour of the Huawei exhibition hall at its Beijing R&D centre, where new technologies, including next-generation broadband networks, are being developed.
During the meeting, Mr. Guo announced the launch of the "Seeds for the Future" work experience programme for Irish undergraduate students. Huawei has undertaken to send 10 Irish students to spend four weeks in China during the summer of 2015. Split equally between Beijing and Shenzhen, the programme will allow the students to learn and experience Chinese language and culture and also spend two weeks learning about new ICT technologies at Huawei’s headquarters every year.
"I am delighted to welcome the President to Huawei, and I look forward to the Irish undergraduate students following in his footsteps and spending time with us next year," said Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating CEO. "Ireland is a modern, open economy that encourages inward investment and international cooperation. Huawei is committed to investing in Ireland and we will continue to deploy world-class communications technologies that deliver the most advanced networks, enterprise solutions, and consumer devices to our customers."
Huawei has been present in the Irish market for ten years, having opened its first office in May 2004. Huawei works with all major telecom operators in Ireland and its products and services meet the needs of approximately two million people across the country.