Huawei and RSM launch the Erasmus-Huawei Collaboration Programme

Huawei and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), have launched the Erasmus-Huawei Collaboration Programme with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In the presence of the RSM Advisory Board and representatives of the Chinese embassy, Wonder Wang, CEO of Huawei Technologies Netherlands, and Prof. Steef van de Velde, Dean of RSM, signed the MoU in the Amsterdam ArenA, a technology partner of Huawei. The MoU will continue to be in effect until September 2019.

RSM is committed to developing close partnerships with companies with the joint aim of creating and acquiring new talents and enhanced knowledge within research and education. The spirit of the partnership shows that RSM and Huawei both wish to benefit from each other’s strengths to reduce the distance between academics and business, allowing both parties to operate more effectively within their own field.

The co-operation, headed by Dr Ying Zhang, Associate Dean of China Business and Relations at RSM, represents an overarching collaboration between the industry and the education sectors in China and Europe, helping industries, education institutes and research bodies move into the era of digital transformation.

Knowledge sharing through joint research

RSM and Huawei aim to facilitate knowledge-sharing between technology, innovation, business development and education in order to add value to the local social-economic community and academic-practice by means of joint research, China-EU relevant business relationships, and applied projects.

“Huawei is committed to investing in Europe, and the MoU is part of the company's mission to aid in talent development across Europe,” says Wonder Wang, CEO of Huawei Technologies Netherlands. “The goal is to achieve local employment to contribute to the European economy and serve European industries for generations to come.”

Three levels of collaboaration

Steef van de Velde, Dean of RSM, adds the objective of this collaboration between RSM and Huawei is to add the value to the local social-economic community and academic-practice collaboration. “For business education institutions like us, this collaboration is strategically important as it takes three levels of collaboration to explore: on smart education, innovation research, and culture exchange. It also marks ‘the first’ in the business education sector working with leading industrial players such as Huawei from China.”

Huawei engages in optimising the operations of universities by addressing challenges and building competitiveness that will deliver high-quality education through joint innovations with partners across the industry chain. Huawei strives to provide cloud computing, IoT, big data, mobility and other new ICT solutions that are designed to help the education sector to digitally transform.

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About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Its aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Its innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

About Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

RSM is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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