For the Qatar National Vision 2030, the Lusail University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei, a prominent worldwide provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart products. To further enhance Qatar’s and the region’s burgeoning technology ecosystem, a Huawei ICT Academy will be formed at the institution as a result of the agreement between the parties.
Provost Nitham Hindi and Huawei Gulf North CEO Zhao Liang signed the pact with additional representatives from each party in attendance. This project, which was launched in 2013, enables universities throughout the world to foster ICT talent that can match future industry requirements, therefore creating a high-quality workforce for the sector’s development.
Huawei creates a complete value chain encompassing the whole learning, certification, and employment process with this effort. Encouraging universities and commercial companies to work together more closely would ultimately lead to the growth of the digital economy and assist national digital transformation plans. ICT Academies have been established throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa as well as in Europe, the Americas, and the Southern Pacific region so far.
As part of a series of long-term relationships between Huawei and Qatari institutions, the new Huawei ICT Academy aims to cultivate advanced digital skills among Qatari youth. Over the next three years, the business hopes to teach 10,000 students in Qatar through similar knowledge-exchange agreements.
“We are delighted to sign this agreement with one of the leading companies in technology – Huawei. We are looking for a long-term mutually beneficial agreement that will allow Lusail University to provide high-quality education to graduate professionals who are needed in the marketplace and who are competent in their fields. With the assistance of our strategic partners, Lusail University is determined to become a pioneer in providing high-quality education based on leadership and innovation.” said Lusail University provost, Dr Nitham Hindi.
“Qatar continues to make major strides in attracting investments and nurturing a diversified, technologically-advanced economy. By collaborating with local partners like Lusail University, bolstering local talent development, and committing support to megaprojects, Huawei aims to contribute to the digitisation efforts outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Zhao Liang, CEO of Huawei Gulf North.
Traditional industries in Qatar and abroad are already being transformed by new technology. IT investment in the Middle East and North Africa is expected to reach $171 billion in 2021, an increase of 4.5 per cent from 2020, according to Gartner projections.