Huawei, universities collaborate for innovative platforms

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AMMAN  — Huawei is working with universities in Jordan for launching innovative platforms for research and talent cultivation, the company’s chief said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Huawei board director and chair of the Scientist Advisory Committee William Xu said in an online forum Tuesday that the industry and academia are working jointly to define top challenges and achieve innovation.

The online forum is entitled “Industry-Academia Collaboration for Joint Innovation and Talent Cultivation” at Times Higher Education’s Asia Universities Summit.

According to a statement by Huawei’s office in Amman, Xu outlined that the first step was to build an open and innovative platform for joint research and talent cultivation, noting that Huawei invested US$400 million into university collaboration in 2021 and intends to invest more for deeper collaboration in the future.

Xu proposed five actions for industry-academia collaboration, which includes continue supporting breakthroughs in basic research and technology, set and solve problems and make breakthroughs to overcome key industry challenges, and optimize the design of programs and courses.

Other course of action includes encouraging innovation by building platforms like joint labs, tech competitions, Seeds for the Future, and post-doctoral research programs, in order to identify and cultivate talent, and strengthen talent exchanges between universities and the industry to promote transition from theory to practice.

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