Photo - (From left) Zhu Chongshi, President of Xiamen University; Wang Ruifang, Vice President of Xiamen University; Abraham Liu Kang, CEO of Huawei Malaysia; Gao Wei, Director of Culture Office, Chinese Embassy in Malaysia; and David Wei Chengmin, President of Huawei Southern Pacific Region.
Chinese ICT giant has signed with Xiamen University to develop an ICT-enabled campus in Malaysia, which will see the transfer of Huawei's latest technologies to students.
During the signing of the memorandum of understanding, Huawei Malaysia's chief executive officer Abraham Liu said that both organisations will plan the deployment of a "high quality, high bandwidth, and high reliability campus network with a significant TCO [total cost of ownership] saving.
Under the agreement, both parties will also form a joint teaching lab in the Malaysian campus to allow the transfer of Huawei's latest ICT technologies to the students.
"I'm very pleased to see Huawei embark on this exciting journey with Xiamen University, one of the most respected universities in the world," said Liu. "As an ICT leader, Huawei is leading the way for education reform through technology. Smart campuses with reliable, high bandwidth networks are essential tools for today's Digital Natives to feel engaged in University education and compete and win in the digital economy."
"This MoU is just the in line with our ongoing efforts in ICT education and skill development for Malaysian students. I am very excited by the potential of this partnership and look forward to working with the university over the future," he added.
Smart Campus initiatives
By bringing its first Smart Campus to Malaysia, Huawei is following similar projects in emerging and developed markets such as and this moved followed the United Kingdom and the US.
Zhu Chongshi, president of Xiamen University, said: "We are excited to have taken the first step in what we hope will be a long-term collaboration with Huawei, a company which plays a major role in the global ICT industry. Today's MoU with Huawei means the collaborations between Xiamen University and Huawei have reached a strategic level. This win-win collaboration will help Xiamen University expand its reputation in Malaysia and it also enables Huawei to enhance its brand among the education industry."
Xiamen University is a university in China, which was founded by Malaysian Chinese Tan Kahn Keep in 1921. The new Xiamen University Malaysia Campus [XMUMC] in Malaysia is the University's first overseas branch, which will be located in Bandar Kota Warisan in Malaysia's Selangor State.
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