The University of Sharjah (UOS) and VMware have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch a VMware IT Academy to enable IT students at the university to gain accreditation in transformative digital solutions in areas including app modernisation, cloud, networking, security, and digital workspace.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Salah Taher AL Haj, Vice Chancellor for community Affairs, on behalf of the university, and by Ahmed Auda, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, and North Africa (METNA), VMware, to promote mutual collaboration in information technology, train students, and offer educational resources, in addition to organising events, workshops, and seminars within the field.
According to the MoU agreement, UOS and VMware will collaborate to train university students and individuals qualified in information technology via the VMware IT Academy.
The VMware courses, which will be taught by specially trained and accredited instructors, will be available to students in the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of Sharjah.
Dr. Salah Taher AL Haj expressed his happiness over the joint collaboration will contribute to the community and the university’s ability to serve students.
He stressed that the MoU is in line with the university’s plan set by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, that focuses on education, scientific research and community collaboration with national and international institutions. Dr. Salah pointed out that UOS is considered the first among the local universities that serve the community as it always strives for mutual collaboration in a variety of fields. In addition, the university offers scientific majors and academic programs along with high level services for information technology students.
Mr. Ahmed Auda said: “We’re proud to collaborate with the University of Sharjah on this initiative. VMware has a strong commitment to education and knowledge transfer, and the University of Sharjah’s VMware IT Academy will help give young IT students the knowledge they need to develop a solid career in IT while also helping the UAE fulfil its ambitious digital goals”.
The MoU agreement was attended by Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, Prof. Abbes Amira, Dean of College of Computing and Informatics, in addition to attendees from VMware including Kelly Latza, Senior Manager UAE, and Roberto Lecca, Territory Manager, Dubai & Northern Emirates.