Partnership to transform cloud computing education


Beneficial collaboration: Prof Ewe (left) and Cao (right) at the MoU signing, which will boost the current Cloud Computing curriculum at UTAR.

ALIBABA Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) to enhance cloud computing education offerings for students and staff.

The collaboration will empower digital talents and tech professionals through Alibaba Cloud’s Elastic Compute Service (ECS) and Data Transfer courses, overhauling the current Cloud Computing curriculum at the university.

The MoU is part of the Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Programme (AAEP) for local universities that aim to provide advanced cloud computing technology for students and staff.

With easy access to quality learning resources, UTAR students can pursue Alibaba Cloud certification and stand a chance to intern at the company after successful completion of the courses.

Both parties will jointly promote cloud computing by conducting collaborative seminars, guest lectures, workshops and training activities.

Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Malaysia general manager Jordy Cao said, “It is pivotal that students and the teaching staff are getting the best and latest cloud computing curriculum, as well as access to experienced professionals to help them validate and clarify their theoretical knowledge.

“Alibaba Cloud has been dedicated to providing the best-in-class cloud services to our customers, and we’ll deliver these exact experiences to UTAR to help students get the best learning resources in the industry so they can better seize the opportunities provided by the digital era.”

UTAR president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat said, “We are proud to be part of the AAEP. Students need to continuously acquire the latest knowledge and tap into available training and resources to be in tandem with dynamic industry changes.

“We are thankful that Alibaba Cloud is collaborating with UTAR to help prepare our students for the Digital Cloud Transformation Journey.

“We look forward to this collaboration for greater educational benefits for our students, as well as information and knowledge exchanges between Alibaba Cloud and UTAR.”

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