PSUT takes first place in the national Huawei competition and qualifies for the international competition in China

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:00




Princess Sumaya University of Technology has won the first place in Huawei's competition for ICT skills, which was held at the international company’s headquarters in Amman. 26 contestants from all Jordanian universities competed for the top positions in this national-level contest. Farah Abu-Dabaseh won first place which qualifies her to represent the University and the Kingdom in the finals of this competition, which will be held in China at the end of this month.

Farah Tawfiq Abu Dabaseh, a Master’s student specializing in Information Systems Security and Digital Criminology, won first place in this competition, with other PSUT students also coming in the top ten. All students in the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, Mohammed al-Yusufi took fourth place, Mu'taz al-Dabbasa came fifth, Jaidaa’ Al-Ghoul was sixth, and Nada Marar took seventh place. These excellent results were achieved in the face of intense competition, carried out in two stages. The students were under the supervision of Engineer Ashraf Sabha, and it should be noted that the University entered the contest at the last minute and without sufficient preparation.

PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning students and their supervisor on this new achievement. He expressed his pleasure and pride in this victory which makes PSUT a forerunner among Jordanian universities, praising the efforts of the students and their supervisor. He thanked them for their continuous efforts in participating in national and international competitions which not only support their academic careers and sharpen their practical skills, but also provide the opportunity for students to display their abilities and excellence, as well as stimulating the spirit of cooperation, participation and fair competition with their colleagues.

The competition, which is for university students, aims to discover and develop promising ICT talents in the region that will contribute to the development of a technologically-advanced generation ready to play a pivotal role in leading the digital transformation process in Jordan. The competition will take place in several stages, starting with the qualification of a national team that will subsequently compete against teams from most countries of the world for the competition’s top prize at the final, which will take place at the end of this month in Shenzhen, China. The competition is an expression of Huawei's ongoing commitment to enhancing its support of the communities in which it works, as well as contributing to the practical implementation of digital transformation strategies, national visions and government plans aimed at developing the most important sectors, most of which contribute to the GDP, by offering all possible means of support.