ZTE announced that it has entered strategic partnerships with two well-known universities in the Philippines as it aims to cultivate young talents in the telecom industry under its program called the "Ultimate Service, Leading Ecosystem".
The global telecommunications giant has signed an agreement with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
In a press release, ZTE said that this cooperation involved a wide range of programs including internships, faculty immersion, career consultancy and campus recruitment, online seminars and forums, training camps, a scholarship program and joint research exploration in emerging technology fields, among others.
UST’s President and Rector, Richard G. Ang said that they look forward to this partnership with ZTE as it fits in line with the university’s future development. He added, “We hope that our partnership will set up a new model for the Industry-Academe Linkage Program.”
Meanwhile, PUP’s President, Dr. Muhi said, "I am very happy that PUP is the first university in the Philippines to sign a strategic cooperation with ZTE. This can enhance the accessibility to the telecommunication knowledge for our college students and provide them with financial support to continue their studies.”
ZTE said that this collaboration with the two Philippine universities serves as an essential component in the company’s ecosystem plan in the country, and can also allow the company to broaden this ecosystem and boost its competitiveness with its partners in the industry to deliver better services and products.