Eight students from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) secured prestigious internship positions across a number of Huawei Qatar business units this summer, an agreement between HBKU and Huawei Technologies, a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider.

Derived from HBKU’s four guiding pillars – Excellence, People, Innovation and Partners – HBKU casts a wide net of partnerships from across the industry sector to provide high-level professional development opportunities to its students. As such, working with their partners in Huawei Qatar, students from the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) gained valuable insights into various operations of Huawei, such as the Enterprise Division as well as the telecommunications section.

Each of these divisions is tasked with the execution of a unique set of ICT responsibilities on behalf of its customers, clients and partners across the nation’s industry sectors.

When asked about the growing popularity of professional internship programmes, Huawei Qatar HR DirectorHong Lijuan said they were all impressed by the advanced level of tech proficiency exhibited by the HBKU students.

Our divisions appreciated the input from HBKU’s diverse body of students who all shared a common ambition to learn from Huawei’s specialists and return to their fields of graduate education with the added leverage of real industry insights to complement their coursework. We look forward to hosting future cadres of interns from HBKU in coming days.’

HBKU offers several multidisciplinary programmes across a wide spectrum of fields and specialities. All programmes under CSE, for example, focus on areas that have been identified as vital for national, regional, and international prosperity. To this end, CSE works closely with national and international partners to drive groundbreaking research and benefit from mutual resources and expertise.

Its interactive exchange with Huawei in the area of capacity-building exercises and educational opportunities represents a common investment in the future of the tech sector, bringing about groundbreaking developments and effectively raising Qatar’s capacity for innovation, science and technology.

Huawei is committed to be a key support in nurturing local ICT talent, working with government authorities, colleges and universities to identify, support and grow the future leaders of ICT. Two of their CSR programmes are currently being implemented in the Middle East, including in Qatar: the ICT Competition and Seeds for the Future.

For updates and more information about HBKU CSE, visit hbku.edu.qa.