Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science partners with Alibaba Cloud to propel cloud and AI education

Miri, Sarawak – 14 May 2024 – Curtin University Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science recently reinforced its longstanding partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, by jointly conducting a training workshop on cloud computing and AI for its staff and students. This collaboration aimed to enrich the educational experience of staff and students by leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s expertise in cloud technologies.

The comprehensive training workshop titled ‘Embarking on the Cloud Journey’, was facilitated by Alibaba Cloud Malaysia’s Senior Training Advisor, Dr. Jawad Ali Shah. The workshop provided participants with invaluable insights into cloud computing and AI, empowering them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Following the workshop, Dr. Jawad convened with the Faculty of Engineering and Science’s  Associate Dean of External Engagement, Ir. Dr. Lim Chye Ing, alongside other faculty members from the Faculty’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, to explore various avenues of collaboration. These discussions laid the groundwork for future initiatives aimed at advancing research, innovation, and industry integration within the realm of cloud computing and AI.

Curtin Malaysia’s affiliation with Alibaba Cloud extends beyond this singular event, as the University had a long relationship with the corporation since the signing of a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May 2022. It also proudly stands as one of Alibaba Cloud’s partners under the Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Programme. Through this programme, Curtin Malaysia remains at the forefront of educational excellence, equipped with the resources and expertise to shape the next generation of tech leaders.

Dr. Lim expressed her enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud offers our students the opportunity to earn additional industrial certification, which would be value-added to their employability and career development. Through collaborative efforts, we aim to empower our students and faculty with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in an increasingly digitised world.”

Curtin University Malaysia is the largest global campus of Curtin University, Australia, located in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. Curtin Malaysia offers a range of internationally recognised degrees at pre-university (foundation and diploma), undergraduate, and postgraduate levels in business, engineering, science, technology, and humanities.

As a leading cloud service provider, Alibaba Cloud offers a complete suite of cloud services to businesses and organisations worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) services. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, Alibaba Cloud empowers enterprises to unlock the full potential of the digital age.

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Dr. Jawad conducting the ‘Embarking on the Cloud Journey’ training workshop

Terence Tan, Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (3rd right) presenting Dr Jawad a souvenir while Ir Dr Lim (3rd left) and other faculty members look on.