Qatar varsity joins SAP programme
Doha, April 16, 2011
Qatar University (QU) has become the first university in the country to join the SAP University alliance programme (UAP) in an agreement with global business software leader SAP.
The initiative provides faculty members from the college of business & economics (CBE) with the tools and resources needed to teach students how technology can help enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking, while giving skills to graduates, a statement said.
The agreement sees Qatar University become the 17th educational institute in the Middle East to sign up to the SAP University alliance programme and join 1,000 tertiary institutions and around 150,000 students from around the world who are already learning SAP solutions.
“The vision of Qatar University is to be the model national university in the region, recognized for high-quality education and research and for being a leader of economic and social development,” said Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, president, Qatar University.
“One key enabler of this vision is technology, and by joining the successful SAP University Alliance Program we will provide our students with the skills needed to become leaders in the field of informatics.”
The programme will provide faculty members with the training needed to allow them to teach SAP modules in selected classes.
University Alliances member schools gain access to the SAP business suite family of solutions, including SAP ERP. The comprehensive business software suite supports business, engineering and information technology programmes, enabling students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, exercise and problem solving, case studies, and research programmes.
“Qatar is recognized internationally for its developing, and thriving knowledge economy, and SAP is dedicated to generating a base of highly-skilled workers capable of building an IT infrastructure to support this rapidly growing market,” said Gergi Abboud, country manager, SAP Qatar & Kuwait.
“Students from Qatar University will have the tools needed to support the technology sector in the country through the skills learnt from the University Alliance Programme,” Abboud added. – TradeArabia News Service