In 2018, Huawei started its expansion in Russia by establishing regional offices in the vicinity of the most technologically advanced research clusters. The first three were opened in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Kazan, and then two more followed in Novosibirsk and Nizhny Novgorod.
Later, Huawei ICT Academy and Huawei Cloud named three best universities for academic cooperation - Kazan Federal University, Bauman University and MISIS University.
As Vice-Rector for Innovation Dmitry Pashin commented, in May 2019, Huawei distributed a query list with 140 items, spreading across optical technology, wireless communication, Big Data, AI, storage, software, cloud services, etc. Universities are invited to choose interesting areas and approach the company with possible solutions.
"Starting in 2018, the University has proposed eight solutions for Huawei. All of them are currently discussion. They pertain to AI, wireless, storage, and some other areas," informed Pashin.
Contracts are expected to be signed by August 2019.