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UOWD and ZTE sign MoU to develop customised academic programs for Chinese students

Monday, 2 May, 2011

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and ZTE Corporation, a leading Chinese company specialising in telecommunications equipment and handset devices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and deliver customised academic programs for Chinese students.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Rob Whelan, President of UOWD, and Mr Yang Tao, Managing Director of ZTE Corporation for its Middle East operations.

Under the agreement, UOWD will provide ZTE access to the universitys expertise, facilities and courses, while ZTE will give Chinese students internship opportunities.

"Partnership with a leading company like ZTE Corporation will give UOWD an edge in attracting Chinese students. As a university where students of over 100 nationalities study, UOWD is delighted to provide our Chinese community with greater higher education opportunities. In addition, our new relationship with ZTE will broaden our industry interactions and provide internship opportunities for some students, said Prof. Rob Whelan.

"We look at the University of Wollongong in Dubai as a leading university in the UAE, with a history of developing and delivering highly relevant degree programs. ZTE has strong commitment to world class research and development, and we are confident that our partnership with UOWD will help is this area, apart from helping us serve our Chinese youngsters, said Yang Tao.

According to the MoU, UOWD will provide a fee discount to full-time employees of ZTE and staff at UOWD will work on the development of customised academic programs for Chinese students.

ZTE, headquartered in Shenzen, China, serves more than 500 customers in 160 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and South Asia. The company has 15 centres around the world focused on innovation. It has over 75,000 employees worldwide.