ALIBABA CLOUD, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), a not-for-profit private university established in 2002 by the UTAR Education Foundation, have signed an MoU to transform 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 Programme (AAEP) for local universities that aims to provide advanced cloud computing technology for students and staff. With easy access to high-quality learning resources, UTAR students can pursue Alibaba Cloud certification, and stand a chance to intern with the company upon 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.
Alibaba Cloud Intelligence general manager for Malaysia Jordy Cao said: “It is pivotal that students and 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 exactly these 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 Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat said: “We are proud to be part of the Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Programme. 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, through this MoU, 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.”