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Huawei ICT Academy delivers first HICA training to international students

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Over 30 engineering students from ESME Sudria, an Engineering School of the IONIS Education Group in France, attended the training online, and 23 students went on to take the examination and were awarded the HCIA certificate.

The five-day programme, comprised of 20 hours of lectures and workshops, with extensive material provided to students to help them prepare for the certification examination. The teaching team comprised of professors and subject matter experts from Henley Business School and Department of Computer Science from the University of Reading.

The Artificial Intelligence course is designed to offer students an understanding of AI functions and components. This includes becoming familiar with Python programming, deep learning and Huawei Cloud.

Professor Kecheng Liu, Director of Huawei ICT Academy (HICTA) at Henley Business School, said:

In response to increasing demand, we have customised our programmes and are delivering them online. This successful cross-country training paves the way for more HCIA training programmes to be offered remotely which will enable students to study from wherever they are based in the world and learn new ICT knowledge and skills.”

Professor Giuseppe Di Fatta, Head of Computer Science department, University of Reading, who opened the programme and taught the first day of the course, commented:

“I am very pleased to see the interest and determination of the students in France and across Europe in gaining advanced skills and knowledge in Artificial Intelligence. They recognise the importance of this subject for their professional career and for the future of our society.”

Professor Abdulhalim Dandoush, Head of the Modelling and Digital Technology Department, Engineering school at Bordeaux, remarked:

“It was a great workshop that covered not only practical aspects of AI but also some good theoretical and ongoing research issues.”

Professor Kecheng Liu

Professor of Applied Informatics
Published 16 November 2020
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