UHD students make history in Huawei ICT Competition 2023-2024


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In the second round of the Huawei Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Competition in Iraq, only nine students were selected for the third and last round; four of them were from the College of Science and Technology at the University of Human Development – Hundreds of students from tens of Iraqi and Kurdistan universities participated in the first and second rounds. The competition was on cloud computing and networking. 

Looking at it from another angle: Six of the nine winners are from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which means that only two of them are from other universities in Kurdistan, the rest are all from UHD. Bayad Aram Hassan, Mohammed Jumaa Sabir, Brwa Shirwan and Abdulrahman Mohammed Abdullah are the winners from UHD. The first two winners take first place in the row in Computing Tract and the second two take second place in Cloud Track.

The third and final round of the competition will be held in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, in the coming weeks for the winners of the second round from all the Middle East countries. The winners will be offered jobs directly by the company. This is very significant considering the reputation of Huawei in technology and telecommunication, the payment, and all the other benefits.

Our report about the first round of the competition on 9th November 2023:

Thirteen students from the Information Technology Department of the University of Human Development have won the first round of the Huawei Company Competition. More than 50 Iraqi universities participated in the competition that was held online. It was mostly about cloud computing and networking.

The competition was tough as the number of participants reached hundreds. UHD students were among 60 successful students from Iraqi universities.

UHD President Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed congratulated the students and regarded their participation and winning as a proud achievement. He said that UHD students won the first round of this important competition, a sign that UHD study courses and academic curriculum meet international standards and qualify students to work for reputable international hi-tech companies. He also extolled the significant efforts of the teaching staff at the College of Science and Technology.