Qatar’s UDST seals MoU with Huawei to support ICT sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President of UDST, & Mr. Liam Zhao, CEO of Huawei Gulf North sign MoU

The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to support the information and communication technology (ICT) industry talent ecosystem in Qatar.

As part of the agreement, UDST has become an official partner of Huawei ICT Academy in Qatar. Further, the agreement sets a solid foundation for the university to work in partnership with Huawei ICT Academy.

UDST will provide the needed space to accommodate the ICT equipments and upskill its instructors to become qualified and certified. The Huawei certification course will be embedded as a micro-credential course within UDST’s curriculum.

Liam Zhao
Liam Zhao
Huawei – Gulf North

“Huawei remains committed to developing the ICT talent pool in Qatar and creating a sustainable ICT talent ecosystem for multiple markets. We are glad to see that more and more universities joining the Huawei ICT Academy program and working together to provide a platform for the students to acknowledge the latest ICT technologies and enable them with ICT skills. At Huawei, we believe in the power of openness and collaboration for shared success, and we trust that through the common efforts representing true public-private sectors partnerships, we will develop a new generation of ICT leaders for the future industry development and digitalization.”

As per the statement, Huawei ICT Academy will deliver Huawei ICT technologies training, encourages students to get Huawei certification, and develops talents with practical skills toning with the actual requirements of the ICT industry job market in Qatar.

Commenting on the event, Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President of UDST said that, “As the first applied university in Qatar we have a firm belief in the importance of hands-on learning and capacity-building to create talents capable of answering the needs of an ever-evolving local and global economy.”

“When we engage with leading global partners such as Huawei who understand our vision, recognize our strengths, and share the same values, especially those of bridging the gaps between academia and industry, we create a robust partnership that will achieve outstanding results,” Dr. Al-Naemi added.

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