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American University of Sharjah signs on with Red Hat

The university became the latest academic institution in the region to be become part of the Red Hat Academy.

(L-R): Björn Kjerfve, chancellor of AUS, and Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat EMEA.
(L-R): Björn Kjerfve, chancellor of AUS, and Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat EMEA.

American University Sharjah (AUS) has announced that it will join the Red Hat Academy. The university is the latest academic institution the Middle East to join the open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program.

Dr. Björn Kjerfve, chancellor of AUS, said, "We are pleased to be partnering with Red Hat to provide practical training and experience to our students. As we move further into a world where cloud computing and virtualization become the norm, these skills will be very valuable to our graduates. Partnerships such as these are in synch with our university's plans of becoming a leading research university in the region."

Similarly, Dr.  Fadi Aloul, department head of Computer Science and Engineering at the College of Engineering at AUS shared, "At AUS, we are committed to providing our students with access to the technology trends to prepare them for a competitive job market. Our partnership with the Red Hat Academy is a manifestation of that commitment."

The university will now offer its students turnkey curriculum materials designed to aid them develop the necessary skills to thrive within an open source and Linux work environment.

Commenting on the latest development, Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat EMEA, said: "We're pleased to have AUS join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program.

"To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with AUS as an important member of Red Hat's training and certification ecosystem."