01 April, 2014

EMC Welcomes Leading Universities in Jordan to the EMC Academic Alliance Program

Amman, Jordan- April 1, 2014: EMC today announced that seven prestigious universities from Jordan have recently joined EMC's global EMC Academic Alliance program (EAA). The Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Al Balqa Applied University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, German Jordanian University, Applied Science Private University, University of Jordan and Al Balqa Applied

Seven Leading Universities in Jordan Join the Innovative Global Program to Prepare the Next Generation of IT Professionals


Amman, Jordan- April 1, 2014: EMC today announced that seven prestigious universities from Jordan have recently joined EMC's global EMC Academic Alliance program (EAA).  The Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Al Balqa Applied University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, German Jordanian University, Applied Science Private University, University of Jordan and Al Balqa Applied University - Faculty of Science and Technology recently registered with the EAA program in a bid to prepare the next generation of IT professionals in Jordan. 

The EAA program provides universities worldwide with technology curricula to educate the next generation of IT and data analytics professionals, and help meet the industry's growing demand for advanced technology skills. 

The higher education sector in Jordan continues to be of core focus to the country's government and development plans aimed at creating a knowledge-based economy through the provision of world-class education and an advanced curriculum. Courses in Information and Communication Technology form a key element of the country's efforts to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of skilled IT resources to enable greater innovation across the country and further grow Jordan's ICT sector.

Dr. Azzam Sleit, Minister of Information Communication Technology, Jordan

"The essence of Jordan's economy is based on creating a pool of highly qualified and IT proficient students to further boost the country's ICT sector and continue to focus on creating world-class education and advanced curricula for our students. Through this advanced program from EMC, we are able to provide wider opportunities for our students to help them develop their IT knowledge as well as gain the expertise required to enter the market and meet its competitive needs locally, regionally and internationally which will enhance and develop our economy on an international level.

Dr. Ashraf Ahmad at Princess Sumaya University for Technology

"Education plays a critical role in our country's vision to create a diverse and sustainable economy, it is our mission as a leading provider of research and higher education to offer the advanced education and expertise to create a pool of highly qualified and talented students to boost Jordan's ICT and electronics sector. By partnering with EMC we are able to successfully expand our curricula to offer students the knowledge and skills they need to join the competitive markets of the future driven by technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization."

Dr. Abdel Rahaman Alzoubaidi at Al Balqa Applied University

"Al Balqa Applied University aims to create distinguished highly qualified graduates to fulfill the demands of the Jordan Market and contribute to the socio economic development of the country. In line with our vision to provide excellence through applied learning and education, the EMC Academic Alliance Program gives us the opportunity to extend to our students the skills and knowledge they need to cope with the rapidly-evolving technology sector and contribute to the advancement of society as a whole."

Dr. Rehab Duwairi at Jordan University of Science and Technology

"The EMC Academic Alliance will help us to accelerate our vision to become a world-class higher education provider and secure a place among the top 500 international universities. Jordan University of Science and Technology works to provide students advanced courses to sustain economic growth and diversity in Jordan. By providing students with the opportunity to leverage this global leader's industry knowledge, expertise and outlook that integrates modern technologies with real world cases and best practices, we aim to help our graduates successfully meet the needs of the labor market and compete nationally, regionally and internationally."

Dr. Nael Hirzallah at Applied Science Private University

"In a bid to help equip graduates with the skills needed to comply with a rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive business environment, we at the Applied Science Private University are constantly investing in the continuous improvement of educational, research and administrative fields of the university. The EAA program enhances our efforts to offer world-leading learning, teaching and research opportunities to students and academics, keeping pace with international standards, to offer vital services to the Jordanian and Arab societies."

Dr. Iyad Jafar at University of Jordan

"The University of Jordan aims to spread the virtue of education to establish a sound foundation for economic growth and social diversity. Our membership of the EMC Academic Alliance is another step forward in that direction, focused on equipping our students with the real-world skills and qualifications needed to succeed in a heavily competitive environment - and to contribute to the development of our society. We look forward to working with EMC to create a rich learning experience for our diverse community of students, both men and women, to create the leaders and professionals of tomorrow."

The EMC Academic Alliance Program offers unique, open curriculum-based education on technology topics such as virtualization, cloud computing, information storage and management, and data protection. The "open" curriculum focuses on technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment, enabling students to develop highly marketable knowledge and skills demanded by today's evolving IT industry.

EMC's "open" curriculum offerings for the EMC Academic Alliance include:

  • Information Storage and Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Backup and Recovery Systems

Upon completion of the courseware, students will have an opportunity to achieve EMC ProvenTM Professional certification.  As a Proven Professional, students can demonstrate their proficiency to potential employers, and also progress to more advanced technology education courses and certifications from EMC--all designed to help fill the current shortage of skilled workers in the IT industry.

"The EMC Academic Alliance programs are designed to help students leverage practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a competitive business environment using the latest breed of technologies and innovation such as cloud, virtualization and big data. We are honored to welcome seven of the most prestigious universities in Jordan to this globally recognized program and look forward to working with them to create genuine opportunity for students entering the workforce while simultaneously contributing to the creation of qualified skillsets to address the many challenges that both private and public sector organizations face today," said Roudy Eid, District Manager, Levant, EMC

"As the business environment continues to grow ever more competitive, organizations continue to turn to their IT departments to enable new business efficiencies and engage in business innovation. This transitioning role of technology as a key business enabler is creating challenges for organizations everywhere that need to deploy, manage and operate advanced technologies that enable maximum centralization, visibility and resource optimization. The EMC Academic Alliance aims to bridge this very need by working with leading education providers to create the next generation of IT leaders and professionals to effectively meet the increasing demands from IT and drive business growth," said Joachim Worf, Senior Education Delivery Manager - Europe, Middle East and Africa, EMC Education Services.

Additional Resources:

Learn more about the EMC Academic Alliance
Read more about Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Read more about Al Balqa Applied University
Read more about Jordan University of Science and Technology
Read more about German Jordanian University
Read more about Applied Science Private University
Read more about University of Jordan
Read more about Al Balqa Applied University - Faculty of Science and Technology

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