By UOW Malaysia KDU
OUT of thousands of Malaysian undergraduates who applied, five computer science students from UOW Malaysia KDU won a privilege the rest could only dream of.
They earned the right to be in the Huawei Malaysia Seeds for the Future 2021 program.
UOW Malaysia KDU, which is part of Huawei ICT Academy and provides Huawei Certification, helped the students bag five of the Malaysia Top 20 seats, effectively sweeping 25% of the coveted positions.
“They will acquire a close-up view of the latest cutting-edge communications technology,” said UOW Malaysia KDU Department of Computing Head Dr Lim Chia Yean.
Online, participants of Huawei Malaysia Seeds for the Future 2021 will attend courses on 5G telecommunications, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
These courses are split into two levels: the basic-mandatory stream and the advanced ones.
They will also avail themselves to a plethora of elective courses to give them insights into business, leadership and future-oriented industries.
“But the Seeds for the Future program goes beyond just technology and business.
“Participants will get eye-opening insights into manifold Chinese cultures to gear themselves up for an understanding of China as the second largest economy of the world,” Dr Lim said.
Due to the pandemic, participants will immerse themselves into documentaries and online workshops on Chinese martial arts, fine dining, “secrets of the Forbidden City”, music, art, calligraphy and many more.
Formed since 2008, Huawei’s Seeds for the Future is a corporate social responsibility program to give a chance for young minds to look into communications technology beyond what can be had on their campuses.
More than 5,700 youths in the world have benefitted from Seeds for the Future, which exposes them to communications technology as one of the fastest growing technologies in the world.
Beyond the online experience, Dr Lim said participants of the two-week event were privileged to embark on physical visits to Huawei Customer Solution Innovation Centre, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre’s School of Hard Knocks, Putrajaya, Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation, Petrosains and Technology Park Malaysia Corporation.