UK media report claim Oxford University has put research sponsorship from high-tech Huawei on hold, but here it’s business as usual – just not much of it.
Huawei is a partner in an Australia Research Council Linkage project announced the other week. Curtin U information scientist Xiangyu Wang is lead investigator on “asset intelligence” research to “maximise the operational effectiveness maintenance, repair and rehabilitation planning of infrastructure assets.” With Huawei on the project also are Griffith University, QUT, Western Sydney U, Main Roads Western Australia, Aurecon Australasia, the University of Washington and Chongqing Normal University.
But this is about it for Huawei and the ARC now. Between 2003 and this year the name Huawei has appeared on just six ARC projects – and one of them was Huawei Zhao a co-lead investigator on a 2003 grant to the University of Queensland on a medical imaging project.
The other four involved the company, another Curtin U IT analysis of infrastructure projects in 2016, UNSW research in machine-machine comms, also in 2016, similar work at the University of Sydney in 2015 and a second medical imaging grant to UoQ, in 2003.