Huawei ICT Competition recognises young regional tech talent

Teams from the larger Middle East among participants from 30 countries exchanging ideas on the future of ICT industry

Some of the winners in Dongguan, China.
Some of the winners in Dongguan, China.

Teams from Lebanon, Bahrain, Iraq and Pakistan have made it to the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Final in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

From an initial group of more than 100,000 students from over 1,600 colleges and universities in 61 countries, the teams from the larger Middle East were among the 49 teams from 30 countries that made it to the finals in China.

Through Huawei ICT Competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete and exchange ideas in order to enhance their ICT knowledge, practical and application skills, and raise their innovation awareness. The competition is also a platform that facilitates connections between international talent as well as the collaboration between governmental organizations, higher educational institutions, training agencies, and enterprises, thus promoting the education, growth, and employment of ICT talent.

Ma Yue, vice president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG), President of Huawei EBG Global Sales, President of Huawei EBG Partners & Alliances, gave a speech at the award and closing ceremony of this competition. He said, "The talent ecosystem is the foundation of our strategy. In this ecosystem, talent is the most important factor that ensures the vitality and continuous growth of the industry. Over the past 30 years, we have made many efforts to train ICT talent by sharing our knowledge and best practices.”

As part of the competition, Huawei offers all participants access to free courses and learning materials as well as opportunities for free online exchanges, learning, and preparation. By doing so, Huawei hopes to achieve the goal of an equal opportunity for quality education and that more people can benefit from the digital economy.

Winners will be offered full or partial scholarships of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Northeastern University, Beijing University of Technology, and Southern University of Science and Technology, and the opportunity for international study placements in the Henley Business School of the University of Reading, UK.

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