Huawei Technologies invited Austrian students to participate in its competition “Seeds for the Future” once more. Students of TU Wien, TU Graz, the University of Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, FH JOANNEUM and the St. Pölten UAS had the opportunity to present their ideas on the future of information and communications technologies.
The top ten contestants won a two-week educational trip to China and are going to visit the Huawei headquarters in Shenzen – and just like in the past few years, students of the St. Pölten UAS are among the winners once again.
Winning a Trip to China with an Essay on Smart City or 5G
Mayor Michael Ludwig of Vienna, Chinese ambassador Xiaosi Li and Huawei Austria CEO Pan Yao awarded the prizes to the winners of the student competition at the Town Hall of Vienna. At the end of August, the ten students are going to leave for their educational trip to China in order to gather cultural and technical experience.
The winners of the St. Pölten UAS are Lara Gamsjäger (study programme: Digital Media Management), Bernhard Ganglbauer (Rail Technology and Management of Railway Systems) and Julian Lindenhofer (Information Security). With three out of ten winners, the St. Pölten UAS is the most successful participant in this year’s competition.
Huawei Austria CEO Pan Yao said: “We are very pleased that our competition is so well received by the students of the St. Pölten UAS every year and attracted a lot of participants once more. I would like to heartily congratulate this year’s three winners who positively impressed the jury with their technical competence and personality. Our two-week educational trip will give them the opportunity to gain an insight into one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies and to deepen their knowledge in the field of ICT.”
For the competition, the students had to write an essay on a given topic: Smart City or 5G. An independent jury made up of experts from the business and IT sectors chose the ten winners.
Language, Culture and Technology
The agenda for the trip includes sightseeing in different cities such as Beijing, Shenzen and Hong Kong, an insight into the processes and the production at the company headquarters of Huawei, an introduction to the Chinese language, a calligraphy course, a visit to the Austrian embassy in Beijing, and courses on topics such as 5G, “Mobile Internet Application and Development Trend” and “Network Supporting of Mobile Internet”.
“For us at the St. Pölten UAS, the partnership with Huawei Technologies is an important collaboration between business and science, and a significant step towards internationalisation. It is wonderful that as many as three of our students were able to convince the expert jury and will profit from this unique opportunity”, says Nicole Unger, head of the service unit Research and Knowledge Transfer at the St. Pölten UAS.
- Press Release Huawei Austria (in German)