ECNU and Huawei inaugurate education base


The MOE-Huawei “Intelligent Base” Collaborative Training Base for Industry-Education Integration was inaugurated at ECNU recently. ECNU vice president Dai Liyi unveiled the plaque for this base with Zheng Yelai, vice president of Huawei and president of Huawei Cloud. This is an official acknowledgement of the cooperation between Huawei and ECNU through education base.

ECNU vice president Dai Liyi.

In his speech at the ceremony, Dai Liyi said that “ECNU and Huawei have laid a solid foundation for cooperation in the construction of Hunpeng Ecosystem, the Second Computing Platform and the Smart Campus, and have jointly built an innovation lab in trustworthy theories and key technological breakthroughs, and a GaussDB databank innovation lab.”

Dai also pointed out that the new education base will advance education reform and curriculum improvement, boost research in core technology innovation through “Intelligent Plus Education”, and highlight the training of key capabilities to resolv major problems in core technological areas. This type of cooperation between high tech and education, according to him, “has yielded heartening fruits in both scientific research and teaching.”

On behalf of Huawei, Zheng Yelai said that Huawei’s growth in the high tech sector over the past 30 years would not have been possible without the support from top-notch domestic universities. ECNU is a long-term partner with Huawei and an important source of talent for the company.

Zhen Yelai, Vice president of Huawei

At present, there are around 500 ECNU graduates working with Huawei. In recent years, Huawei has been increasing its input in education and talent training. The new education base in ECNU will serve as a benchmark for education reform in Chinese universities.

ECNU and Huawei will deepen cooperation in curriculum development and learning as well as out-of-classroom learning for students through the education base. The collaboration produces 21 high-quality courses including AI. A sound management system and a supportive school environment have also been promised to ensure the smooth operation of the base.

Source: ECNU Publicity Office

Copy editor: Philip Nash

Editor: Zhang Linlan


East China Normal University