UAE’s Zayed University expands its partnership with Oracle

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s leading public university, Zayed University (ZU), and US-based multinational computer technology corporation, Oracle have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their partnership into innovative new technologies.

The MoU, signed at the GITEX Global 2022, builds on Zayed University and Oracle’s existing 15-year partnership.

As part of the new agreement, Oracle will support Zayed University on its digital transformation strategy in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data science.

Further, the alliance intends to conduct workshops and trainings for ZU employees as well as review the university’s existing technology architecture and provide access to subject-matter experts as required.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Nadia Obaid AlQabanji, Director of Zayed University’s Information Technology Department, said that, “Oracle and Zayed University have a strong relationship and shared ambition to provide students with access to world-leading technologies in the digital learning space. Technology is at the heart of an innovation revolution which has been taking place in the higher education space and Zayed University is determined to remain ahead of the curve.”

“The possibilities provided by artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data science in the education sector are potentially transformational. Expanding this agreement with Oracle ensures that Zayed University’s students and faculty will benefit from best-in-class infrastructure, services, and software as we continue to roll out our exciting new strategy,” Ms. AlQabanji added.

In line with the new strategy, this collaboration with Oracle will increase Zayed University students’ employment prospects when they graduate, as they will be equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the technology-driven jobs of the future.

“Our agreement with Zayed University is intended to enhance digital literacy in the UAE’s educational space. By enabling students and educators with advanced technology resources and training programs, we aim to strengthen their knowledge, expertise, and adaptability to build talent readiness for the digital economy,” noted Mr. Cherian Varghese, Senior Vice President of Technology – Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Levant at Oracle.

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