Applied Science University signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei, the leading global company in the provision of information and communication technology infrastructure, with the aim of enhancing joint work between the University and the tech giant to provide training programs in the fields of information and communication technology, in addition to cooperation and partnership in various fields of research and training.
The memorandum was signed on the part of ASU by Professor Ghassan Aouad, President of the University, and on the part of Huawei by Mr. Jason Cao, CEO of Huawei, in the presence of Dr. Jassim Haji, President of the International Group of Artificial Intelligence (IGOAI), and Mr. Eric Hyun Lee, CEO of Huawei in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in addition to the Vice Presidents of the University and members of its senior management team.
Under the memorandum of understanding, ASU will provide classrooms and educational facilities to accommodate Huawei ICT equipment, as well as nominate professional trainers to become certified trainers for the Huawei Academy Certificate Programme, while Huawei will provide the training curricula and the accredited certificates via Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy program (HAINA), along with the necessary equipment for the training programs that the University will deliver based on students’ training needs.
On this occasion, the President of the University, Professor Ghassan Aouad, expressed his happiness to cooperate with Huawei, which is one of the largest technology companies in the world, noting that this partnership supports the University’s plans and vision to keep pace with the latest technological developments that revolutionized the field of education and contributed significantly to the development of teaching and research and how students receive learning.
Professor Ghassan also explained that the University gives utmost importance to the STEM subjects promoting the use and mastery of technology. Indeed, the University offers Bachelor degrees in the disciplines of Computer Science and also in Management Information Systems which are highly valued in the job market due to their importance and uses in various fields of business. Professor Ghassan reiterated his pride in signing this memorandum with the global company Huawei, hoping that this cooperation will be effectively reflected in the services offered by the University to its students by promoting the use of technology in the various processes and activities held at the University, in order to facilitate the educational delivery and the administrative support for the students.
Finally, Professor Ghassan Aouad noted that the University’s keenness to develop ICT capabilities by investing in the development of Bahraini talents is driven by its eagerness to contribute to the national development of the Kingdom of Bahrain by providing the job market with a new generation of graduates that are tech savvy. He concluded by saying that this is perfectly in line with the national strategies and the Bahrain 2030 Vision which aims at turning Bahrain into a digital, knowledge-based economy, capable of competing with the international markets at the highest levels.