Malaysian university empowers digital talents and tech professionals through Alibaba Cloud.
Malaysian tertiary educator, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), has signed an MoU yesterday to transform the cloud computing education offerings for students and staff, with Alibaba Cloud.
UTAR is not-for-profit private university established in 2002 by the UTAR Education Foundation have signed an MoU yesterday to transform the 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 a part of Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Program (AAEP) for local universities that aims to provide advanced cloud computing technology for students and staff. With the easy access to the high-quality learning resources, UTAR students can pursue Alibaba Cloud certification and stand a chance to intern with 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 to lay a strong technical foundation for the young generation.
Ir Professor Dr Ewe Hong Tat, president at UTAR said, UTAR has about 23,000 students and offers more than 110 programs from foundation studies to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees currently.
Students need to continuously acquire latest knowledge and tap into available training and resources to be in tandem with dynamic industry changes,” he said.
As Malaysia gets ready for a mature digital economy, the demand for cloud computing professionals in business are rising significantly.
Alibaba Cloud is also working closely with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to boost local IT talents and start-ups by organising Cloud Academy Day Malaysia which kicked off on 27 August. Courses on ECS, database, machine learning and cyber security will also be offered.
Alibaba Cloud operates 63 availability zones in 21 regions globally. It is also the first Cloud provider to fulfil the additional requirements of Germany’s Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) and has more than 70 security and compliance accreditations worldwide.