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Huawei has announced that it will donate equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the United Arab Emirates. Representatives of Huawei visited the AURAK campus to initial the agreement and met the university’s President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim.

AURAK is the first educational institution in the UAE to sign a deal with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices with integrated solutions across four key domains of telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services.

The Academy is to be located within AURAK’s ICONET Center that specializes in research, teaching, incubation, and training in ICT-related technologies. It will provide training and certification in various ICT areas including cyber security, cloud computing, Big Data, and artificial intelligence.

According a memorandum of understanding signed in early 2019, Huawei and AURAK will collaborate in utilizing training programs to transfer ICT technologies to AURAK via the Huawei ICT Academy. Huawei will deliver training and certification programs to AURAK through the Huawei ICT Academy, provide the Huawei Certification Academy Instructor training service for AURAK faculty members, offer a scholarship for talented students, open the Knowledge Transfer Event Opportunity to students, and provide 10 student internships. 

In return, AURAK will supply teaching facilities to accommodate Huawei ICT equipment for the Huawei ICT Academy, provide faculty members to become Huawei Certification Academy Instructors, and propose the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy Certification course as an optional non-academic course for students. It will also liaise with local networking industries to deliver HAINA Network training to other professionals in the ICT industry throughout the UAE, and work with Huawei to develop training schedules to meet student needs. 

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