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MENAFN Press - 13/04/2014
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(MENAFN Press) New Partnership to Enhance Student Skills and Job Prospect

Amman, Jordan “ April 13, 2014 “ Al-Ahliyya Amman University has joined SAP's globally acclaimed University Alliances Program (UAP), it was announced today

Supporting existing business, engineering and IT programs, the UAP provides hands-on experience of key technology solutions. UAP member schools gain access to the SAP Business Suite family of solutions enabling students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, problem solving exercises, case studies, and research programs

In particular, students of the E-Business and E-Commerce department at Al-Ahliyya Amman University will gain insight into how technology can empower businesses to optimize key processes such as accounting and controlling, human capital management, project planning, plant and materials management, and sales and distribution.

"We are very pleased with this partnership, which will give our students the knowledge and skills necessary to stand out in the job market", "In particular, the partnership will bridge the divide between industry and academia. Together, we can prepare students for the future in a direct and extremely impactful way," said Dr. Sadeq Hamed, President of AL-Ahliyya Amman University

SAP's UAP currently counts over 50 members across the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region, incorporating thousands of students and 230 trained lecturers. As part SAP's regional growth plans for the region the company plans to significantly increase alliances with the universities within the next three years

"Jordan is full of talent that have the ability to take on influential leadership positions and innovate across the world. By teaming up with institutions like Al-Ahliyya Amman University, we are proud to make a contribution towards developing that talent, giving them the insight, tools and confidence needed to succeed," said Amr Ghoneim, SAP Managing Director for North Africa and Levant

"Our University Alliances Programme has a long history of adding immediate value to the local job market. It also provides faculty members with the resources to illustrate how state of the art technologies can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking. This is a different way of learning; a platform for interaction, creativity and inspiration. Above all, it is an opportunity to collaborate with talented peers and educators, gain hands on project experience and translate theory into practice.

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About AL-Ahliyya Amman UniversityEstablished in 1990, Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) was the first private university and pioneer of private education in Jordan. AAU has been accorded institutional and programmatic accreditation. It is a member of the International Association of Universities, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, Union of Arab Universities and Association of Arab Private Institutions of Higher Education. AAU always seeks distinction by upgrading learning outcomes through the adoption of methods and strategies that depend on a system of quality control and effective follow-up at all its faculties, departments, centers and administrative units. The overall aim is to become a flagship university not only at the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan level but also at the Arab World level. In this vein, AAU has adopted Information Technology as an essential ingredient in its activities, especially e-learning, and it has incorporated it in its educational processes in all fields of specialization to become the first such university to do so.About SAP As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device “ SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 253,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. Media contactsHusain Al Tamimi, SAP 971 56 6811641, husain.tamimi@sap.com Claire McPeak, SAP, 971 4 330 1777, c.mcpeak@sap.comNeil Jaques, Wallis Marketing Consultants, 971 4390 1950, sap@wallis-mc.comFollow SAP on Twitter:@SAPMENA@SAPMENANews



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