Huawei is launching a nationwide scholarship programme in Portugal, in partnership with domain register Associação DNS.PT (.PT), which will be aimed at 50 higher education students in engineering and technology.
The Shenzhen-based technology company plans to invest 250,000 euros in scholarships in the first year, to be delivered by .PT to selected candidates “of outstanding merit both academically and personally”. Half of the scholarships will be allocated to female students.
Tony Li, CEO of Huawei Portugal said: “The creation of this programme will train a new generation of national talents with technological skills that meet the country’s ambitions for digital transition.”
In order to promote the launch of programmes to support talent in Portugal, Huawei has been working with several local partners, including the INCoDe.2030 initiative and the Committee for Citizenship and Equality, Portugal Digital and the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality.
The President of Associação DNS.PT and General Coordinator of the INCoDe.2030 program, Luísa Ribeiro Lopes, said that Huawei’s challenge to launch this programme together was met with great interest, “not only because of the need to train talent in the areas of technology, but also because the purpose of the initiative is also to invoke and enhance gender equality in the sector and increase the participation of women and girls in the digital field.”
During its 17 years in Portugal, Huawei has launched several initiatives and investments in human resources, such as Smart Bus, Seeds for the Future, ICT Academy, Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age, and, most recently, the 5G laboratory and Artificial Intelligence, CLBrief reported.