Ajman University Collaborates with Oracle Academy to bridge the gap between industry and academia

Ajman University Collaborates with Oracle Academy to bridge the gap between industry and academia

Ajman University (AU) and Oracle Academy have joined hands to train and certify faculty members and students on Oracle’s latest innovations and technology, paired with soft skills. 

This will enable AU faculty members to offer more industry-relevant and practical education to students, while the students will be able to opt for exciting careers in the burgeoning field of technology. Oracle Academy’s computing education curriculum and resources will be offered across AU’s different departments, with students receiving hands-on technology experience and skills training to become career-ready in the tech fields of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data science, and beyond.

The aim of Oracle Academy is to help students bridge the gap between the university and the workplace. The program is the global philanthropic education arm of Oracle and works with participating universities to develop student knowledge and skills to drive the technology-based economies of the future.

Oracle’s leadership in cloud and emerging technologies propels Oracle Academy’s innovation-focused curriculum, resources, and workshops. As an Oracle Academy Institutional Member, Ajman University will gain free access to a wide range of computing tools and training, including:

·         Oracle Academy Cloud Program: Access to Oracle Autonomous Database and Compute Virtual Machines (VM) through Oracle Cloud Free Tier, as well as 3,500 hours of free cloud credits annually for emerging technologies, infrastructure, database, application development, and more.

·         Oracle Application Express (APEX): Access to Oracle Application Express (APEX) for hands-on practice in the cloud. APEX is a cloud-based, low-code development platform that enables users to build scalable, secure enterprise apps with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere.

·         NetSuite: Access to NetSuite and NetSuite OneWorld software as a service (SaaS) solutions to provide students with practical, hands-on business computing experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP), sales and marketing, ecommerce, supply chain, and more.

·         Curriculum and Learning Resources: College-ready and career-focused curriculum and learning modules in Java, database, and project management. A sampling of courses includes: Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning in Java, Oracle Application Express (APEX) Development Foundations, and Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management Fundamentals.

Ajman University faculty are fully supported by Oracle Academy to help students learn, build, explore, and become innovators and leaders in and outside of the classroom.

Jane Richardson, Senior Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ajman University as our latest member of Oracle Academy, and look forward to working with the university to provide its faculty and students with our full range of member benefits to support its excellent educational program.” 

About Ajman University

Founded in 1988 as the first private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, Ajman University (AU) is now being recognized as an emerging leader on the global academic map. The 2021 QS World University Rankings lists AU among the top 750 universities worldwide. The latest “Top 50 Under 50” QS Rankings names AU as one of the top 150 young universities in the world.

About Oracle Academy

As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. We engage with thousands of educational institutions and educators in more than 120 countries, helping millions of students become college and career ready.

Oracle Academy leverages Oracle's global technology leadership to provide access to course materials, teacher training, online events, and self-study resources, including technology and software. Oracle Academy also offers a complete portfolio of computing education resources to secondary schools, technical colleges, and universities, with the goal of helping students become career ready.