Students China bound for ‘Seeds for the Future 2019’

|    James Kon    |

SIX students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) will enhance their ICT talents after being selected to join ‘Seeds for the Future 2019’, in a two-week study trip at Beijing and Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

The students who left for China yesterday are Dayangku Nur Su’aidah binti Pengiran Haji Metussin (Bachelor of Science in Creative Multimedia), Nurul’ Ain Mardhiyah binti Haji Md Sofri Khan (Bachelor of Science in Computer Network and Security) and Melanie Chua Jing Wenn (Bachelor of Science in Creative Multimedia) from UTB.

Representing UBD are Muhammad Nafi Aqmal bin Haji Noh (Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communication Systems), Muhammad Muqri bin Moss (Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communication Systems) and Foo Yeun Ming (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science).

The trip fully sponsored by Huawei Brunei will expose the delegates to cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G technologies, building and configuring their own 4G base stations, and many other cutting-edge solutions through technology workshops and networking events.

The trip also includes cultural aspects such as Mandarin, calligraphy, painting classes and visits to historical sites in China.

Six Bruneian students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) heading to China for Huawei’s Seeds for the Future 2019 in a group photo prior to departure at the Brunei International Airport. – JAMES KON

Foo Yeun Ming said, “My expectations upon the completion of this course is to observe and learn about the history and corporate culture, experience first-hand the cutting edge technology of the company, Huawei, that is leading changes in the telecommunications sector with its 5G network developments, and to learn more about my own culture in mainland China.”

Nurul’ Ain Mardhiyah added, “The reason why I applied for this Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme is to get inspired by the advanced technologies in China, which is something that I have limited access to and experience in my own country, Brunei Darussalam. For this reason, it might help me in getting creative with my upcoming final year project.”

Muhammad Nafi Aqmal, meanwhile, described his expectations for the trip, “Most of my friends were part of the 2018 seeds programme, and I saw them having so much fun in learning and exploring the culture from their Instagram posts. I am also thrilled at the thought of learning about 5G directly from Huawei.”

‘Seeds for the Future’ is Huawei’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) flagship programme, which had been implemented in 95 countries with more than 2,700 university students involved.

The programme, initiated by Huawei in 2008, seeks to develop local ICT talents, enhance knowledge transfers, and improve people’s understanding and interest in the telecommunications industry.