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Jordan gets schooled on systems by Sun

Sun Microsystems is strengthening its ties with Jordan’s education sector by partnering with the German-Jordanian University in Amman to develop technical skills.

Sun Microsystems is strengthening its ties with Jordan’s education sector by partnering with the German-Jordanian University in Amman to develop technical skills.

The systems giant said this week it is launching a Sun Authorised Academic Institute (SAI) at the university, as well as providing it with servers, thin clients, workstations and various software suites for its education labs.
The launch of the SAI will help to boost development of technical skills in Jordan, benefiting the country’s IT sector, Sun said, claiming it would prepare students for certification in key Sun technologies, including the Java programming language and the Solaris operating system.

“The vision behind Sun Authorised Academic Institution is to draw on Sun’s vast array of human talent and technical expertise, for the benefit of the country’s emerging generation of developers and IT management,” said Thomas Bayer, Sun chief learning officer for south and east Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“Through SAI, the university will develop modern and practical ICT-related educational programmes that are competitive with the increasing demands of the regional market,” said Labib Khadra, president of the German-Jordanian University.

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