On February 24, the Beijing-based Xiaomi Foundation announced the launch of its public welfare initiative “Xiaomi Young Scholars”, with a plan to donate 500 million yuan over five years to over 100 universities. Peking University will be the first university to benefit from this initiative.
The “Xiaomi Young Scholars” program is dedicated to supporting young university professors and researchers, providing stable support to young talents who have made outstanding achievements in the field of science and have innovative potential. It aims to encourage them to commit themselves to scientific research and teaching.
On February 24, Xiaomi Foundation and Peking University Education Foundation held a signing ceremony in Beijing. Moreover, Xiaomi Foundation has also reached cooperation with 20 universities, including Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
It’s worth noting that Xiaomi and Tsinghua University collaborated last year to establish the “Xiaomi Artificial Intelligence Innovation Research Fund”, which aims to encourage innovative scientific research in cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and medical health, while also supporting students’ practice courses in the Department of Electronics, the School of Software, the Department of Automation, and the Department of Computer Science.
The Beijing Xiaomi Foundation was initiated by Xiaomi Group, which was approved by the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau. It was established on February 3, 2019, as a local non-public foundation.