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The University of Alicante becomes the first Western European educational institution authorised to offer training in Huawei technologies

The agreement signed by the two organisations is part of Huawei’s overall educational programme, HANA (Huawei Authorised Network Academy)

Alicante, 3 April 2014

Huawei, a leading global provider in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the University of Alicante have signed today an agreement for the development of HANA (Huawei Authorised Network Academy), a global educational project aimed at creating Huawei’s training centres at universities around the world.

As explained by the UA President, "it is a technology training centre of this leading company, which will be based in the Polytechnic School". Manuel Palomar, president of the University of Alicante, and Xiaoke Li, Vice Chairman of Huawei Enterprise in Spain, have staged the agreement this morning at the office of the University of Alicante’s president.

Partnership between industry and university, increasingly widespread and necessary, is an excellent model of talent development, which promotes the better performance of ICT professionals. Under the university-industry cooperation model, the educational programme HANA will be carried out and enable the University of Alicante to train future professionals in Huawei’s Networking solutions.

This is the first agreement of its kind promoted by the company in Western Europe. The course will be held for nine months starting in September 2014, and will be aimed primarily at the students of the Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

The University of Alicante’s Polytechnic School will acquire IT equipment from this company for the training labs for students and, in turn, Huawei will train the school staff who teach the classes and provide them with certified qualifications as well as access to contents, manuals, documentation and laboratory simulated environments for specific training. The HANA programme is focused on different technological fields, such as cloud computing, ICT convergence, macro data and mobile Internet.

According to Li Xiaoke, Vice Chairman of Huawei Enterprise in Spain: "we are delighted to be working with the Polytechnic School of the University of Alicante, an institution that keeps a firm commitment to their students and future ICTs. Huawei 's partnership will allow the construction of ICT labs, educational progress, the dissemination of industrial trends and, more importantly, the training of future professionals". Meanwhile, the UA President, has said that "once again, the University of Alicante is committed to technology and is at the global forefront in quality training and the application of ICT”.

Up to this date, Huawei has created Authorised Network Academies with hundreds of universities in North America, Middle East, Asia and Australia. In the next five years, the company plans to cooperate with 400 other universities worldwide. 

On behalf of the University of Alicante, the event was attended by the director of the Polytechnic School, Andrés Montoyo; the director of the Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Carolina Pascual; the lab technician at the Polytechnic School, Adolfo Albadalejo; and on behalf of Huawei, the person responsible for training partners, Koen Wiegman; person responsible for regional accounts and universities in Spain, Enrique Pérez; and the director of Communications and Institutional Relations in Spain and Portugal, Mª Luisa Melo.


About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of Information Technology and Communication (ICT). With our customer-focused dedication and a strong network of business partners, we offer end -to-end solutions in telecommunications networks, terminals and cloud computing. We create the maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and users, providing competitive solutions and services with high added value. Our products and solutions are marketed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world population. For more information, visit Huawei online. Follow us on Twitter and YouTube.


About the University of Alicante

The University of Alicante is a plural, friendly and young university in a leading technological and environmental setting. Its axis is public quality education based on academic, teaching and research activities based on excellence and multilingualism. It offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary critical thought, and is capable of creating effective talent and training. Its university programmes consist of 37 undergraduate degrees plus two joint undergraduate degrees covering all fields of knowledge, with the added valued conferred by information technologies applied to the teaching-learning process . With a university community of nearly 40,000 people, UA has a modern campus with accessible, equitable and sustainable infrastructure. In its commitment to multilingualism and multiculturalism, it offers significant internationalisation programmes, hosting over a thousand foreign students every year and around  2,000 students from other regions of the Spanish state. 

The University of Alicante is organised in five faculties and a polytechnic school, the latter providing technical undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. One of the main attractions of these study programmes is the unique ability of scientific-technical disciplines to work closely with the business and industrial sector, with mutual benefit, as shown herein.


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