Posted by Kristi Vabamäe

University of Tartu and Huawei Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding 

On Thursday, 21 November, Vice Rector for Development of the University of Tartu Erik Puura and Regional Manager of Huawei Technologies Bin Chang signed a MoU, listing three important areas of cooperation – supporting studies, joint research and development of infrastructure.

Cooperation in the field of education means offering grants and traineeship opportunities to the students of UT. Huawei also wants to contribute to the Industrial Master’s and Doctoral Programmes.

The cooperation of the UT and Huawei in research and development has already started and they are studying the area of fibre-optic communication together. New joint projects will be sought and development in this area on the basis of the memorandum.

Huawei also wants to support the development of the infrastructure of the Institute of Computer Science of the UT. The focus is on the testing equipment required for the development and research of the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and cloud technology.

Head of the UT Institute of Computer Science Jaak Vilo emphasised that the activities that allow students to test themselves in complicated situations are important to students and scientists.

“We find it important that the university has access to new technology, the solutions created by scientists get to companies and applications, and new traineeship and career opportunities emerge for students,” added Vilo.

“We’re creating an open platform for cooperation with companies and include students and scientists in our activities,” said Vilo about the plans of the Institute of Computer Science. “Mainly the ones that value the university’s competence and contribute to the development of education, research and innovation capability in the society.”

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