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ShenzhenPress (Shenzhen) – The Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final, held in person for the first time since 2019, came to an exciting close in Shenzhen. The event brought together 146 teams from 36 countries, who competed fiercely after months of rigorous preparation. More than 120,000 students from over 2,000 universities worldwide participated in the ICT Competition, showcasing their expertise in various tracks.
Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final Winners
The Huawei ICT Competition aims to foster the development of digital skills and cultivate future ICT leaders. This year’s Global Final featured teams from various academic institutions, including Shenzhen Polytechnic, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guangzhou College of Commerce, Yangtze Normal University, and Hunan Industry Polytechnic, who clinched the coveted Network Track Grand Prize.
The Cloud Track Grand Prize winners included teams from Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Shenzhen Polytechnic, and Nanning College for Vocational Technology. Shenzhen Polytechnic also emerged victorious in the Computing Track category. These participants displayed their proficiency in cloud computing and showcased innovative solutions in this cutting-edge field.
In addition to the track-based awards, the competition recognised outstanding innovations in sustainable development. Jilin University and Ahmadu Bello University received the Grand Prize for innovation. The imin team from Tsinghua University secured the Smart Road Grand Prizetheir innovative ideas and solutions that promote intelligent transportation systems. The Jsgroup from Xi’an Jiaotong University won the Electric Power Digitalization Grand Prize for their pioneering work in leveraging digital technologies to enhance the power sector.
Huawei’s Commitment to Digital Talent
Xiao Haijun, President of Global Partner Development and Sales Dept, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, emphasised the importance of digital talent and skills for the development of the digital economy. Huawei plans to establish 7,000 Huawei ICT Academies worldwide by 2026, with an annual capacity to train over 1 million students. This initiative aims to enhance students’ digital literacy and skills, preparing them for a dynamic and inclusive digital world.
Support from UNESCO
The event received support from Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, who recognised the positive impact of the Huawei ICT Competition on students’ digital skills and sustainable development. UNESCO fully supports Huawei’s efforts in improving global connectivity and digital skills through ICT education.
Xiao Ran, Vice President of Huawei Strategic Research Institute, highlighted Huawei’s commitment to building a robust ICT talent ecosystem and accelerating global digitalization. By establishing more Huawei ICT Academies, releasing talent white papers, and organizing the Huawei ICT Competition, Huawei aims to drive progress in the digital era.
Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), emphasised the role of ICT in harmonising economic, environmental, and social development. Digital technology enhances productivity, growth, inclusiveness, and cooperation, contributing to balanced, inclusive, and green global growth.
Promoting Gender Equality
Huawei prioritises gender equality in the ICT industry and social inclusion. The Women in Tech Award was established to encourage female contestants, resulting in over 21% female participation in the global final, an 8% increase compared to three years ago.
Seeds for the Future 2.0
As a key project of Huawei’s Seeds for the Future 2.0 initiative, the Huawei ICT Competition provides a platform for college students worldwide to compete and communicate in the ICT field. Collaborating with over 2,200 universities, Huawei has built Huawei ICT Academies that train more than 200,000 students annually. Since its inception in 2015, the competition has attracted over 580,000 participants from 85 countries and regions.
The Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final showcased the exceptional skills and talents of students from around the world. Huawei’s commitment to nurturing digital talent, fostering innovation, and promoting inclusivity is evident through its extensive ICT education initiatives. By empowering students and advancing global digitalisation, Huawei contributes to a more connected and prosperous future.