UTAR secures third place at Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final

  • 146 teams from 36 countries made it to the global final
  • Event attracted 120k students from 2k colleges and universities across 74 countries

(L2R): Ho Wei Liang, Yong Hong Long and Tay Bee Sim, visiting Huawei’s Songshan Lake Campus in Xi Liu Bei Po Village.

The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) team secured third place in the Practice Competition – Cloud Track category of the Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final, which took place from 23 to 27 May 2023 in Shenzhen, China.

The team, composed of Tay Bee Sim, Ho Wei Liang, and Yong Hong Long, had previously emerged as champions in the Cloud Track category at the Malaysia Final. Additionally, Tay was honoured with the Women in Tech award in the Cloud Track category at the Huawei ICT Competition Asia Pacific 2022-2023 Regional Final. Tham Mau Luen, a lecturer at UTAR, led the team.

The Practice Competition involved the participation of numerous educational institutions worldwide and encompassed three tracks: Network, Cloud, and Computing. Along with the Innovation and Industry competitions, the event attracted over 120,000 students from more than 2,000 colleges and universities across 74 countries and regions. 

According to UTAR, 146 teams from 36 countries made it to the Global Final.

The competition assessed participants' theoretical knowledge, practical ICT skills, and teamwork abilities. Rankings were determined based on scores from lab exams.

"We would like to express our gratitude to Huawei for organising this competition and providing us with invaluable exposure," the trio remarked. They added, "Participating in this competition has boosted our confidence, sharpened our ability to think on our feet, and strengthened our teamwork skills."

The Huawei ICT Competition, launched in 2015, is designed for students in Huawei ICT academies and higher education institutions who excel in ICT. It serves as a platform for healthy competition and idea exchange, aiming to enhance participants' ICT knowledge, practical skills, and innovation capabilities using new technologies and platforms.


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