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West Europe celebrates winners in ICT Competition global finals in Shenzhen

25th May, Huawei held the Information Communication Technology Competition global finals at its Headquarters in Shenzhen. Results of the competition were announced on 26th May at Huawei’s prestigious new campus in the southern city of Dongguan, China. The dedication and hard work of Western European competitors and Academies secured 2nd place in the Network Track and 3rd place in the Cloud Track for the Western Europe Region. The IoT Track competitors received an Outstanding Achievement Award and shared a joint 2nd place with a Chinese university in a Popularity Contest for the best innovative idea, voted for by instructors from around the world attending the competition with their respective teams.

Over 100 thousand students from 61 countries participated in Huawei’s annual ICT Competition 2018-2019, with 147 students qualifying for the global finals in Shenzhen after successfully completing rigorous tests and Huawei’s Certifications exams at country levels and regional levels. In addition to the prizes, winners have also been offered scholarships from top Chinese universities, as well as Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.

Huawei’s Western European Regional office supported local countries within the region to prepare students for the global finals with additional training, software and learning materials, and the results are evident.

The ICT competition is an annual competition offered via Huawei’s ICT Academy Programme, part of Huawei’s CSR strategy providing a global platform for students to showcase their knowledge and skills. The Huawei ICT Academy Programme has been designed to help fill the global ICT skills gap as well as identify local talent with countries, creating a talent pool for Huawei, Huawei partners and the ICT industry to tap into.

The Huawei ICT Academy Programme continues to grow rapidly providing free learning resources in the latest technologies for universities and colleges globally as well as strengthen the links and cooperation between academia and industry.