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Fourth edition of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition opens to students across the UAE

Fourth edition of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition opens to students across the UAE

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With digital technologies becoming the building blocks of the UAE’s intelligent society and increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic recovery, Huawei is once again touching on an important driver of the Digital Transformation journey, nurturing ICT talent. The company has now opened the Fourth edition of its flagship annual Middle East ICT Competition in the UAE to support the next generation of leaders for an intelligent world, in line with government national plans and strategies.

The initiative underpins technology utilisation and aims to support socio-economic development by bolstering the overall ICT ecosystem through local talent. Such individuals can in turn help the UAE achieve its national development visions for more sustainable knowledge-based economies. From October to December, thousands of undergraduate students are expected to participate in the competition, which is being held virtually for the first time due to physical distancing measures. Six universities in the UAE are participating this year including University of Dubai, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE University, Ajman University, University of Sharjah and Higher Colleges of Technologies, with various representatives having participated in the competition’s opening ceremony.

Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: “Empowering the UAE’s youth with global knowledge and new skills plays a key role in the future of socio-economic growth. Huawei is committed to expanding the ICT value chain in the UAE through local talent, building open ecosystems and international knowledge sharing. We believe in collaboration and shared success and put forward our best efforts to support the sustainable development of ambitious countries like the UAE. Moreover, by offering participants access to online exchanges and learning, we can create more equal opportunities for quality education, enabling more people to benefit from the digital economy.”

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