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Huawei: Bangladesh has shown outstanding progress in education

  • Published at 07:53 pm September 21st, 2018
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Participants of Seeds for the Future 2018 at the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen, China on Friday; September 21, 2018 Courtesy

A total of 10 students from five Bangladeshi universities attended the training program this year

Bangladesh has shown outstanding progress in education by incorporating information technology in the curriculum to attain its goal of a digital Bangladesh, Huawei said on Friday.

Huawei Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Global Head Holy Ranaivozanany made the remark at the graduation ceremony for the Seeds for the Future 2018 program, held at the headquarters of the company in Shenzhen, China.

Seeds for the Future is a CSR program by Huawei, aimed at educating young and talented University students on the latest technology in factories.

“Huawei's strategy is to nurture and foster ICT talent, so that they can contribute to the country's IT sector development and digital economy," said Ranaivozanany.

A total of 10 students from five Bangladeshi universities attended the training program this year. The students were from Dhaka University, Islamic University of Technology, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.

“We hope that the experience the students received on the China tour will help them progress in their professional career,” she added.

Huawei officials praised the students, and the Vision 2021 agenda of Bangladesh. According to Huawei, these talented students will help achieve the vision for a Digital Bangladesh in coming years, and Huawei will continue to lend its support.

Huawei pledged to invest $10-20 billion in research and development annually, and said they spent $13.23 billion for R&D in 2017. This amounted to 14.9% of its total revenue. 

According to the company’s annual report for 2017, Huawei generated $92.55 billion in revenue.

Seeds for the Future is a part of the Southeast Asian development plan, which began in 2008. It has reached 108 countries and regions, benefitting more than 30,000 students from 350 universities worldwide.