Air University and Huawei Technologies Pakistan have collaborated for the establishment of the Huawei ICT Academy at the university.
A strategic memorandum of understanding has been signed between Huawei Technologies Pakistan and Air University. Under the MoU, Huawei will establish an ICT Academy at the university.
The memorandum was signed in the ceremony which was attended by the university’s Vice-Chancellor Air Marshal (r) Javaid Ahmed, Dean Kashif Kifayat, Huawei Service Director Zhangwenwu as well as other respective professors and members from both organizations.
The academy at Air University will be the 24th Huawei ICT Academy established under the MOU signed between the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
It aims to promote the studies of advanced technologies and to adopt the globally renowned university-enterprise cooperation model for course development, training, and certification in HEIs. Students from BS-cyber security, IT, computer science, software engineering, and engineering will be able to get Huawei certified at an associate, professional, and expert level.
While addressing the ceremony, Professor Kashif Kifayat stated, “Air University is the headquarters of the National Centre of Cyber Security, establishing the Huawei academy here will attract more external students due to the trust Air university has developed. This initiative will have a significant impact on the cybersecurity culture of Pakistan and produce more Huawei cybersecurity product line experts in the country.”
Whereas, Huawei Service Director Zhangwenwu said, “Huawei understands that with the constant technological advancements happening in the world right now it is necessary to focus on youth development programs to build a skilled workforce for our future digital economy.”
He added, “Similarly, the Digital Pakistan initiative by the Prime Minister of Pakistan also emphasizes this need to create skilled youth and to bolster the IT industry by building a digital ecosystem.”