Home Skip Navigation LinksNews News Story

<< back to previous page

IT giant Huawei partners with Manchester University

Published: Saturday, 24 October 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Chinese multinational Huawei has partnered with the University of Manchester to study if graphene could be used in next generation of high performance IT technologies.

The global ICT solutions provider wants to see how graphene can be used in electronics and mobile communications devices.

The National Graphene Institute opened at the university earlier in 2015 following Government investment of £90 million into research of the carbon composite.

Chancellor George Osborne said the latest deal highlights how the UK is leading the way for graphene technology research.

He added that it is “another example of how science and innovation is playing a key role in building the Northern Powerhouse”.

Graphene Business Director at the University of Manchester James Baker added that being able to work alongside a global tech brand enables graphene to be incorporated in many different everyday projects.

He added that he hoped the partnership would lead to a number of new electronics and other devices in the next couple of years.

Meanwhile, Chen Lifang, the Senior Vice President and Board Director of Huawei, believes the project has the capabilities to transform many advanced technologies.

Mr Lifang shares the view that the UK is at the forefront of research and development in fundamental technologies and said the work with the University of Manchester will done through Huawei’s HIRP FLAGSHIP programme.

“We are confident our partnership will help build a better connected world and contribute to the future of the ICT industry,” he said.

The university is deemed the home of graphene since research into it took place there, while an extensive network of industry experts are also on hand to provide assistance.

Graphene is a form of graphite and is the thinnest and most conductive material in the world – these properties mean it could well suited to a number of different technologies.

Grad Plus has a wide range of graduate jobs in IT and other related fields for those considering a career in the technology sector

news archives...

Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati Del.icio.us NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark