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University of Bahrain introduces cloud computing degree program in the Middle East with AWS Educate

Teresa Carlson, VP Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcing the first cloud computing degree program in the Middle East at the AWS Summit Bahrain.

The University of Bahrain (UOB) announced that it will launch a new cloud computing degree program to prepare the next generation of cloud professionals. UOB will introduce a one-year cloud computing certificate, and a full cloud computing bachelor’s degree – a first in the Middle East – in collaboration with AWS Educate’s Cloud Degree initiative.

AWS Educate is AWS’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. The AWS Educate Cloud Degree initiative is a collaborative effort between AWS Educate and leading educational institutions to develop degrees and certificates in cloud computing.

The new one-year Cloud Computing 101 certificate will launch in the beginning of 2020, and will initially be available for UOB’s students in the colleges of engineering, information and computer technologies, and business, then will be offered across all degree courses by 2021. The four-year bachelor’s degree in cloud computing will be introduced in the fall semester of 2020, and will equip students with technical skills and hands-on experiences to prepare them for careers including cloud architecture, cybersecurity, software development, and DevOps.

The UOB’s new cloud computing degree program will support the development of cloud computing skills in the region to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century.

In July 2019, AWS announced the availability of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region, giving developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations the ability to run their applications and serve end-users in the Middle East, as well as leverage advanced cloud technologies to drive innovation.

Learn more about AWS Educate and how the program supports students across all levels of the education system.