AASTMT joins SAP University Alliance Program

Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport signs up for SAP education scheme

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AASTMT joins SAP University Alliance Program Participation in the UAP will give AASTMT students vital skills, says Ghaffar.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 12, 2013

The Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) has announced that it has joined SAP's University Alliances program (UAP), which aims to give students hands on experience with SAP solutions.

As part of the UAP, AASTMT will gain access to the SAP Business Suite, which will enable students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, problem solving exercises, case studies, and research programs.

AASTMT students will gain particular insight into how technology can be used to optimise key processes such as accounting, human capital management, project planning, plant and materials management, and sales and distribution.

"AASTMT's success to date is entirely due to our ability to offer an education that meets the needs of both industry and society. To truly achieve this, we need to constantly evolve, we need to be aware of our students' needs and, crucially, we need to keep pace with scientific and technological development to a world-class level. SAP is the perfect partner for us in this respect - a true leader in its field that can really engage with our students in theory as well as practice, leaving them with vital skills that will undoubtedly improve their career prospects," said Dr Ismail Abdel Ghaffar, president, AASTMT.

There are currently 47 educational institutions in the UAP in the MENA region, including 2,300 students and 230 instructors.

"We are delighted to welcome AASTMT to the UAP, which has a long history of giving students the skills they need to add immediate value to the local job market. It also provides faculty members with the tools and resources to vividly illustrate how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking," said Amr Ghoneim, managing director, SAP North Africa and Levant. "This is a different way of learning; a platform for interaction, creativity and inspiration. Above all, it is an opportunity to collaborate with talented peers and educators, gain hands on project experience and translate theory into practice."

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