UAE University, Khalifa University students win Huawei ICT Competition regional final
Winners will travel to China to compete against finalists from the Middle East
The winners of the UAE edition of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019 have been announced.
The three winners, from UAE University and Khalifa University, were chosen from a field of more than 270 entries from six participating universities. In addition to competing against other winners from the Middle East, the regional winners will be invited to China to take part in a competition with global Huawei ICT Competition winners, where the overall champion will walk away with the US$30,000 grand prize.
Participants will conduct field experiments at Huawei's labs and research centres in its headquarters in Shenzhen. The technical program will be complemented by a number of cultural experiences and knowledge-exchange opportunities while in China.
Throughout the Huawei ICT Competition stages, contestants receive the latest updates on emerging technologies that are reshaping UAE’s digital economy. These include artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, the internet of things (IoT), and most importantly 5G broadband—seen as a crucial digital-service enabler. The competition is an opportunity for students to test their abilities in these cutting-edge fields, and helps colleges and universities to better understand the talent requirements of today’s businesses and government leaders.