UWTSD Master’s student secures new role with leading Tech company in Beijing


UWTSD MSc Computing student Kang Wenhao has accepted a new role as an IOS client development engineer at Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co Ltd.

UWTSD MSc Computing student Kang Wenhao has accepted a new role as an IOS client development engineer at Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co Ltd.

Established in 2011, the company provides a life-recording and sharing social platform and after just 6 years became the world's largest video social network and the fourth biggest social platform in China, after WeChat, QQ and Weibo. It has more than 400 million registered users, over 100 million monthly active users and over 50 million daily active users.

Kang, who will graduate from UWTSD in the summer, said his role will involve developing iPhone applications.

“My new role is an iOS client development engineer at Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co Ltd, which is one of the most famous short video APP companies in China,” he said. “My main task is to develop iPhone applications.”

He said studying for his Master’s at UWTSD had helped both to secure and prepare him for his exciting new role.

“I acquired a lot of programming knowledge during my Master's degree at UWTSD, including Web development, database, and C++, all of which was strengthened further through practical development experience,” he added.

“The support from lecturers has been amazing. They inspired and encourage us to learn and achieve our goals. I’d like to return to UWTSD to start my PhD.”

Kang said his love of computing and motivation to study for a degree stemmed from his time at primary school.

“It was at primary school that I had my first experience with a computer, and I became interested in computer games, web pages, and video. I chose to major in computer science and developed a strong interest in programming in college. After completing my degree, I still wanted to further my programming and the Master's degree in Computing at UWTSD was a natural choice to ensure I could achieve this aim.

“During the Covid 19 pandemic my studies continued online with the same support from my lecturers. It hasn’t stopped us from learning.”

Gaynor Thomas, senior lecturer in Computing at the University’s Wales Institute of Science and Art said: “Delighted to hear that Kang has secured employment in mobile development. Competition for jobs in China is fierce, particularly in Beijing, so this is an amazing achievement. I am glad that our MSc here at UWTSD has stood him in good stead and he undertook an excellent final project, despite having to study remotely during the Covid interruption. I wish Kang every success in his chosen career.”


Further Information

Rebecca Davies

Swyddog Gweithredol Cysylltiadau â’r Wasg a’r Cyfryngau

Executive Press and Media Relations Officer

Cyfathrebu Corfforaethol a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus

Corporate Communications and PR

Mobile: 07384 467071

Email: Rebecca.Davies@uwtsd.ac.uk