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KU Students win Outstanding Performance at Huawei Middle East ICT Competition

December 4, 2019

Two undergraduate students from Khalifa University made it to the final rounds of the 3rd Huawei Middle East ICT Competition held by Chinese multinational ICT company Huawei and were awarded Outstanding Performance.’

Amir Abdela Mohamedsalih and Solomon Fissehaye Tewelde were the UAE national finalists, selected from 30 students that competed in the first round of the competition from Khalifa University, UAE University and Zayed University. Amir won first place, Solomon took second, and a student from UAEU placed third in the UAE National round. The competition comprised of an exam, where students had to configure practical ICT related simulations and solve challenges. The National exam consisted of solving and configuring   a given network topology . In addition the exam also consisted some basics of cloud computing.

The Huawei ICT Competition covers ICT fields such as Routing & Switching, WLAN, Security, AI, 5G and Cloud Computing. The aim of the competition is to provide students with a platform to compete and exchange ideas in order to enhance their ICT knowledge, practical and application skills, and raise their innovation awareness.

The 2019 Huawei Middle East ICT Competition ran in 10 Middle Eastern countries. Over 435 universities and 21,000 students participated from Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Amir, Solomon and the UAEU student joined the top 3 finalists from each country and competed in the final stage of the competition, which took place at Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen on 28 November. A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final rounds. In this final, teams competed in day-long competitions, which included technology workshops with global ICT experts. The UAE team were honored with the award for ‘Outstanding Performance.’

Erica Solomon
Senior Editor
4 December 2019

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