Chief MInister Gallagher has announced she’s deepening Canberra’s ties with the People’s Liberation Army subsidiary tech giant Huawei (which has been banned from working on the NBN for national security reasons):
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today secured an agreement with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for local ACT students and academics to study and learn with the company in China.
Visiting Huawei’s Shanghai R&D centre, the Chief Minister said the company searched the world for the best and brightest ICT students and was pleased that Huawei had recognised that the ACT had both.
“Local students and academics will benefit greatly from exposure to one of the largest research and development companies in the world, through the Huawei Australia Undergraduate Work Experience Program,” the Chief Minster said.
The undergraduate work experience program will see two ACT students travel to Beijing and Shenzhen every year for a 3-week, hands-on training and workshop program at Huawei’s university, innovation centres and laboratories.
“This will be a fantastic experience for these students to learn from one of leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei and share their learnings with their peers,” the Chief Minister said.
Four ACT academics and/or researchers will also be selected to work with Huawei to tailor a program in China that aligns best with their academic fields and disciplines.