The Turkey leg of Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future 2021” project will be held online this year due to the pandemic. This year, a total of 586 university students, mainly from electronics and computer science departments, applied to the program; 50 students were selected according to their grade point averages, completed projects and English level. For the first time this year, Huawei Turkey will include 20 high school students as guest participants in the program.
At the opening ceremony of the program; Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Dr. While the speech prepared by Ömer Fatih Sayan for the students was broadcast, Abdulkadir Emin Önen, Turkey’s Ambassador to Beijing, Ankara Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Liu Shaobin, President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu and Huawei Turkey General Manager Jing Li addressed the participant students online live. he did.
Deputy Minister Dr. Sayan: Our young participants take on the role of ambassadors
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, in the video recording published at the ceremony; “The Seeds for the Future program, run by Huawei around the world, is a program that I find very valuable in terms of developing IT skills. This program, which has reached a total of 8,774 students from 130 countries to date, continues to grow with great success. We are happy that the talented young people of our country take part in the project. Every year, 10 of our students participate in the program, which Turkey was included in for the first time in 2015, and they receive 2-week training in China. During these trainings, they experience technology by making study visits to Huawei’s research and development departments. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to get to know the Chinese culture. This program is also important for the fusion of cultures. The participants act as ambassadors for their countries,” he said.
Ambassador Önen: We are happy to see the Seeds for the Future project grow
In his speech at the ceremony, Turkey’s Ambassador to Beijing Abdulkadir Emin Önen said: “The relations between Turkey and China are developing day by day in every field. We maintain these relationships at the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership. Chinese companies also have a significant interest in Turkey lately. At this point, I would like to thank Huawei, which has made significant contributions to our country’s economy with its investments. As one of the best companies in its field, Huawei successfully continues its activities in our country with the second largest R&D center in the world. I think Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future” project is very valuable. It is pleasing to see that this project is growing day by day in this post-industrial age. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the project, our young people who participated, for their contributions to Turkey-China relations.”
Ambassador Shaobin: This program is extremely important for Turkey-China relations
Liu Shaobin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ankara, made the following statements in his speech; “Reforms in information technologies are increasing day by day. The new generation digital economy is developing at a rapid pace. Especially during the pandemic period, the digital economy has become much more important. Huawei also makes an important contribution to this digital economy with its infrastructure works in Turkey. Another important contribution of Huawei is in the training of trained manpower in this sector. The company’s “Seeds for the Future” project sets an important example in terms of cultural communication and interaction between China and Turkey. Our young people are students today, but they will be scientists of the future. I would like to thank all the stakeholders who contributed to the Seeds for the Future program.”
President Karagözoğlu: Seeds for the Future is an exemplary project
Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu, President of Information and Communication Technologies Authority, in his speech; “Technology, which facilitates the life of our people in every way, brings social changes and transformations with it over time. The demands of individuals and institutions for new applications and services in the digital world are increasing day by day. Increasingly, new applications are being developed that are personalized and with high added value. With the increase in the number of connected devices, concepts such as big data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing have become the concepts we talk about the most. It is obvious that countries that can understand these concepts well and use technology effectively and efficiently will be ahead in every field. At this point, competent human resources play an important role. “Seeds for the Future”, which Huawei has been carrying out since 2008 in order to further develop the talents of our young people, experience technology and build bridges between cultures, is an exemplary project. The youth of our country have also been involved in the project since 2015. In this year’s event, high school and university students from various cities of our country will participate in the “Seeds for the Future” activity online. I sincerely congratulate everyone who contributed to this project.”
Huawei Turkey General Manager Li: Mobile connection and information technologies are changing the world deeply
Huawei Turkey General Manager Jing Li expressed to the participants the effects of technology in changing the world as follows: “In the last 30 years, information and communication technologies have developed rapidly, making people’s lives and jobs much easier. Since last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has once again strongly proven how important information and communication technologies are in our lives. In the future, the technology-based digital economy will be the main driver for economic growth in every country. 5G and IoT as connectivity technologies, cloud and artificial intelligence as computing technologies will profoundly change the world.”
Wishing success to the students, Li said that he believes the ‘Seeds for the Future’ program will help students get one step closer to their individual goals and ideals for Turkey and the world. First launched in Thailand in 2008, the Seeds for the Future Program now covers 130 countries. 8,774 students have benefited from the program so far. Successful students from universities in Turkey have been participating in the program since 2015. The quota of the program, which was completed by 40 students last year, was increased to 50 students this year. In addition, as a result of the cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, 20 high school students were included in the project as guests. Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive a globally valid Huawei Certificate.