Qatari Student Team Participates in Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals 2022

Qatari Student Team Participates in Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals 2022 By Ranya Hadji - December 20, 2022
Qatari Student Team Participates in Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals 2022

Qatari Student Team

Qatari student team will participate in the Huawei ICT Competition Middle East Regional Finals 2022 organized by Huawei Technologies Co. in Muscat, Oman, from Dec. 20 to 22, 2022. 
The Qatari team comprises three students from Qatar University, Community College, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE). 
Aimed at nurturing ICT talents to contribute towards preparing the next generation of ICT leaders for the digital economy, this year's competition will feature 15 teams representing 11 countries across the Middle East and Central Asia. 

A total of 45 students will compete in the finals from an initial entry of 19,231 students from 472 universities and colleges across the region. Participants have undergone a preliminary competition and training enablement followed by a national exam held recently in Huawei's offices in each participating country. 

Huawei cooperated with MoEHE, along with the pioneering technological universities, such as Qatar University, Community College, and HBKU to organize the competition of the current year in the participating countries, where high-level training was provided to the participants through hiring experts from Huawei under the supervision of academics from the universities, prior to moving to the final qualifiers that include practical testing for 6 hours, in order to determine the winners in the competition with its various segments, who will be qualified for the participation in the global finals of the competition, which is scheduled to be held in Shanghai next year. 

Acting Undersecretary for Higher Education at the MoEHE Dr Khalid Abdulla Al Ali said: "Similar to most countries around the world, Qatar has set ambitious digital transformation goals, therefore the demand for highly skilled tech talent is rising. We feel that developing local talent is best done in cooperation between the government, academia, and tech companies." He added: "Such innovative ICT talent cultivation initiatives not only can provide students with advanced tech skills and expose them to global standards of innovation and best practices, but also can highly contribute to advancing our future digital economy and further evolving the ICT talent ecosystem in Qatar." Vice president of Huawei Middle East & Central Asia

Shunli Wang said: "The continued success of this annual celebration of local youth demonstrates the remarkable ICT talent in the region, supporting the socioeconomic foundation and highlighting the region's robust digital ecosystem. We look forward to launching various initiatives in collaboration with the public and private sectors to enable cadres and talents in the technology industry." Launched in 2017, the Huawei ICT Competition has witnessed the participation of over 75,000 students across the Middle East and, today has become one of Huawei's most influential competitions. Through the Huawei ICT Competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete healthily and exchange ideas, thus enhancing their ICT knowledge and practical skills and increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies and platforms.

By Ranya Hadji - December 20, 2022

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