Local Canberra students to gain firsthand experience within telecommunications giant

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Today we announced an agreement with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for local ACT students and academics to study and learn with the company in China.

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 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.

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.

The Asian Century White Paper highlighted the need for Australian students and academics to become more Asia literate and the importance of opportunities, like this, in the burgeoning Asia region.

The Chief Minister is currently leading an education delegation in China with representatives from the Australian National University and University of Canberra.