BEIRUT, April 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Huawei Technologies signed on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Open University (AOU) in Lebanon to establish the Huawei ICT Academy for the university's students in the Faculty of Computer Studies, said a statement by Huawei's office in Lebanon.
The MoU aims at promoting joint cooperation while paving the way for knowledge exchange by providing quality courses and support services for the university's experts and students through the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy program (HAINA).
Huawei will also provide its latest technology equipment and Huawei Certification Academy Instructor (HCAI) training for teachers.
Ethan Wang, CEO of Huawei in Lebanon and Jordan, said this new agreement comes within the company's aim to further boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills in Lebanon among youths and educational experts alike.
"AOU is well-known for its goal to provide quality education, life-long learning and ongoing support for students in preparation for their careers," he said.
The university's Rector Yara Abdallah said that the agreement is consistent with AOU's mission to build a science and knowledge-based society in the Arab world, and to facilitate access to quality higher education programs of international standards.
Launched in 2013, the Huawei ICT Academy helps universities cultivate ICT talent that meets the industry's requirements, providing high-quality workforce for the sector's development. Enditem