SPIEF'19: Huawei and RANEPA will train personnel for Digital Economy National Program
Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), one of Russia’s top universities, have signed a memorandum of understanding during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The agreement was signed by Huawei Eurasia CEO Aiden Wu and RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau.
The memorandum provides for cooperation between Huawei and RANEPA on joint development of educational initiatives based on modern information and communication technologies. In particular, the parties have expressed interest in joint personnel training for the Digital Economy National Program, in organizing lectures and workshops for CDTO training, as well as in international information cooperation. To achieve these goals, Huawei and RANEPA will establish a format to exchange experience in training of specialists for various industries based on modern ICT. An international exchange of students and faculty will also be organized. Mutual consultations on international activities are planned as well.
“We are very pleased to sign a MoU with the Presidential Academy. Russia is known for its high academic potential, and since one of the main priorities for Huawei is continuous research, we will be happy to lift out cooperation with one of the country's leading universities to a new level and together contribute to the promotion of the ICT industry,” Aiden Wu said.
“The rapid digitalization of all spheres of life is the most important trend in the modern world. The Presidential Academy has considerable experience in the network training of highly qualified personnel for public administration in the context of digital transformation. We are successfully implementing the Digital Transformation Manager training program; 13,000 such managers will be trained this year. I am sure that the combined experience of RANEPA and the global technology giant, Huawei, will raise the development of digital economy educational programs to a new level and prepare future leaders of the technological breakthrough in our country,” Vladimir Mau said.
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was established by Presidential Executive Order No. 1140 of September 20, 2010, which merged two universities, the Academy of National Economy (established 1977) and the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Service (established 1991), as well as 12 other federal state educational institutions. Those academies had earned a reputation as leaders in the training of senior executives for both business and government.
Today, RANEPA is the largest educational institution in Russia, with 54 branches represented in eight federal districts of the Russian Federation (47 regions). More than 180,000 people are being trained at RANEPA across Russia. The total number of students in its regional branches is more than 81,000, of which 67,000 are in the bachelor and specialist programs, about 9,000 are master’s students, and over 5,500 are in vocational/associate degree programs.
The Academy has developed unique training programs for civil servants for federal and regional authorities. RANEPA is one of the leaders in training top-level executives for Russian firms and companies. Over one-third of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) students in the Russian Federation are students of the Academy. Most MBA and EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) programs at RANEPA are accredited by the world’s most prestigious accreditation associations.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and infrastructure solutions, as well as smart devices. The main areas of its work are telecommunications, information technology, smart devices and cloud services. Huawei is dedicated to making digital technology accessible to both businesses and end users, thereby bringing the creation of a perfect intelligent world of communications closer.
The products, solutions and services on Huawei's comprehensive portfolio are highly reliable and competitive. Openly working with its ecosystem partners, Huawei builds up commercial potential for its customers by expanding their capabilities.
Huawei channels a significant part of its investment into basic research that contributes to global progress. The company has more than 180,000 employees in more than 170 countries. Huawei is a private company founded in 1987, which is wholly owned by its employees.