Apple plans in 2017 to open in China two new research center. According to the plans of the company, they will undergo practical training the graduates of Beijing University, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Corporations actively trying to win positions on the second in the world market, where every day there is increasing competition.
Two new R&D center will be in Shanghai and Suzhou. Last year it became known about Apple’s plans to open two centers of research and development in Beijing and Shenzhen, as reported by the head of the company Tim cook. Apparently, Apple is not going to cede to China its share of the smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo or Vivo.
Apple plans to invest approximately $514 million the Main objective of the centres will be the training of technical personnel for the company in China. It is planned that these centers are graduates of Peking University, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, with whom Apple already has a number of joint projects on training of specialists, will be able to practice and master a variety of curriculum.
“We are happy to open a new centre of research and development — as a result our team of engineers can work even more closely with manufacturing partners, — said Tim cook. — Shenzhen center, as Beijing aims to strengthen ties with other local partners and universities to support the development of gifted students across the country.”
“Through the expansion of the network of research centers in China, we look forward to developing cooperation with local partners and scientific organizations”, – said the Vice-President for hardware development Apple Dan Ricci.
Currently in China there are 22 offices and 46 authorised Apple stores, which employ a total of over 12,000 employees.