On September 23rd, a signing ceremony for NEU-Huawei joint construction of “NEU School of Future Technology” was held in Room 824 in the main building of NEU. The ceremony was attended by, among others, NEU President Zhao Ji, Vice Presidents Sun Lei and Wang Jianhua, persons in charge of the relevant departments of Huawei, and heads of the relevant departments and schools of NEU. Sun Lei chaired the signing ceremony.
Zhao Ji delivered a welcome speech on behalf of NEU. He said, “There is a basis for cooperation between NEU and Huawei. The university-enterprise cooperation in joint construction of NEU School of Future Technology is another major milestone event. Adhering to the idea of openness, coordination, and inclusiveness, both sides are integrating the cutting-edge knowledge of science and technology into the teaching system, starting an exploration on the innovative development of NEU School of Future Technology. Relying on both sides’ academic and industrial advantages in the information field, the School of Future Technology will unswervingly take the road of industry-university-research innovation cooperation to make important contributions to the first-class university construction of NEU and the technological innovation of Huawei.
The representative of Huawei pointed out, “In response to the Ministry of Education’s call for promotion of ‘industry-university-research integration’, Huawei is aggressive in establishing deep cooperation with NEU to jointly explore a new pattern of high-level collaboration between the industrial community and the educational circles. As a major innovation in the education and teaching model, NEU School of Future Technology should base itself on future technology and consolidate the theoretical foundation to make major technological breakthroughs. Huawei will work with NEU to jointly drive the development and construction of the school by taking full advantage of both sides’ resources so as to achieve an organic connection between the talent supply side and the industrial demand side.”
Wang Jianhua signed a strategic cooperation agreement for joint construction of NEU School of Future Technology with the representative of Huawei, officially commencing the joint construction of NEU School of Future Technology.
Professor Fu Jun, Deputy Dean of NEU Research Institute of Industrial Artificial Intelligence, introduced the construction scheme of NEU School of Future Technology. He said, “The school will focus on future revolutionary and disruptive technological reforms, and actively deepen the cooperation with the enterprise to realize two integrations, high-level cultivation and four-dimensional co-construction to promote the transformation of NEU into a double ‘first-class’ university and enhance the core competitiveness of Huawei.” Both sides conducted an in-depth discussion on the construction scheme of NEU School of Future Technology.
Before the signing ceremony, Zhao Ji met with the guests from Huawei in Room 1401 of the main building. The staff of Huawei also visited the School of Computer Science, School of Software, Faculty of Robot Science and Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries.