ITB qualifies for final round of world ICT Competition

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ITB team during the Indonesian ICT Competition. ITB winning charter (insert). (Photo: ITB)

IO, Bandung – The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) won two titles for the Network and Cloud category in the 2019-2020 Huawei ICT Competition at the Asia Pacific level. As Indonesia’s representative in the competition, ITB managed to outperform Universiti Malaya and Nanyang Polytechnics (NYP). 

Through their victories in the annual competition, based this time on the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”, ITB and universities that are in second and third places will represent the Asia Pacific region to compete in the final round of the world-level Huawei ICT Competition. The competition is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, China, in November 2020. 

The achievements of ITB students in the field of Cloud and Network technology that make Indonesia proud in the international arena received a positive response from the Rector of ITB, Prof. Reini Wirahadikusumah, MSCE, Ph.D. “We hope this success will further stimulate the enthusiasm of all academicians, especially students, to never give up in learning and mastering the latest technology, which is an important foundation for the birth of a variety of innovative ICT solutions. ITB appreciates Huawei’s commitment to building collaboration with the world of higher education through this program. This collaboration is urgently needed by the Indonesian education world in responding to the industry’s high need for highly-competent ICT human resources in this digital era,” she said as quoted by itb.ac.id, Monday (26/10/2020). 

Afif Tri Farhan, a member of the ITB Network Team, acknowledged her victory with the team in this prestigious competition. “Thank you for Huawei for holding this extraordinary competition amid the challenges of the pandemic. For us, this competition does not only mean winning or losing, but the most important thing is how to build an unyielding spirit, especially amid a difficult situation that will not stop if we all do not determine to do our best to stop it,” she explained. 

Huawei ICT Academy is an industrial and educational collaboration program that aims to fortify ICT industry technology certification to address the issue of gaps faced by local universities in educating their students. These students will become human resources following the needs of the industry in a world that is smart, fully digital, and connected. 

This year the Asia Pacific competition was attended by 4,051 participants from 65 universities, all members of the ICT Academy program in six countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, India, and Thailand. This competition competes in two fields of technology: Network and Cloud. (est)