Posted on May 30, 2019

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) signed an MoU with Huawei Technologies Investment Co Ltd – Qatar, which will see the first Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) programme launched in Qatar. 

The MoU was signed by QU-CENG Dean Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda and CEO of Huawei Technologies LLC Frank Fan, in the presence of QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham, Vice President of Huawei Technologies LLC Farhan Khan, Huawei representatives, as well as QU leadership, faculty and staff. Huawei will deliver its training and certification programs to QU through HAINA, while promoting QU as a training organization to its students and customers base for HAINA-based programs and selected professional programs according to QU’s capability and capacity. Additionally, Huawei will provide Huawei Certification Academy Instructor (HCAI) training for professional instructors for each course direction.

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QU will provide classroom and other teaching facilities to accommodate Huawei ICT equipment for the HAINA programme, as well as professional instructors to become Huawei Certified Academy Instructors. The university will also add the HAINA certification course as an extension course for the QU curriculums, liaise with local networking industry – in particular government entities and institutions – to promote and deliver HAINA Network training across a wider outreach of population in the ICT realm within Doha, Qatar, and work with Huawei to develop a training schedule that meets students’ needs. Both parties will monitor the HAINA program and offer suggestions for continuous improvement, explore opportunities for alliances, and seek to address the ICT skills requirements within the Qatar ICT landscape.

In his remarks, Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda said: “Through this MoU, Qatar University CENG showcases its commitment to providing students with opportunities to heighten their skills and competencies and to enhance their knowledge in the field of information and communications technology. Additionally, this opportunity will help students stay in close touch with technological advancements and innovations in China, and to interact with experts easily. In coordination with our partners, Qatar University will continue to deliver on its mission and vision to fulfill the needs of the industrial sector by graduating highly qualified professionals, and by providing its students with training and internship opportunities that enable them to make a difference in various areas at the workplace.”

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Frank Fan said: “We are proud to roll out our flagship global CSR program in Qatar in partnership with a leading educational institution such as Qatar University, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. The Huawei academy will equip Qatari youth with the necessary skills and know-how to lead the country’s journey to become a knowledge-based society and support digital transformation in Qatar.” Speaking on the collaboration, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education HE Dr. Ibrahim Al Nuaimi, said: “Developing the technology capabilities of Qatar’s youth will have a significant impact on the smart evolution of our society and country, contributing to the growth of our economy. Initiatives such as this one between Qatar University and Huawei demonstrate the power that cooperative action can have in shaping the future of a nation.”