PSUT and the Public Network Company for the Internet of Things conclude a cooperation agreement
The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Network for the Internet of Things, Ali Hussein Al-Atoum, signed an agreement to cooperate in developing the use of IoT technology in research and practical fields, exchanging expertise and advice, supporting student projects, and providing training opportunities for students. Also present at the meeting were the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Dr. Eng. Ghazi Al Jabour, the Regional Director of Business Solutions at Microsoft, Maher Al-Khayat, the two Vice Presidents of PSUT, and General Manager of the company, Nader Ghannam.
Al-Refai appreciated the value of the cooperation and its role in supporting the University’s progress, praising the company’s experience in building the public network and applications capable of creating new job opportunities. He thanked the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority for its keenness to follow up on the agreement, stating that PSUT, under the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, seeks to activate fruitful partnerships with local community institutions.
Al-Refai noted that PSUT keeps pace with the developments in the world of technology in artificial intelligence, robotics, 5G communications, the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, augmented reality and others important factors of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Eng. Al Jabour expressed his pleasure at the agreement, praising the University's standing and reputation. He declared the company's enthusiasm and keenness to build bridges with educational institutions, hoping that this cooperation would be the first for creative work that serves the country.
In turn, Al-Atoum praised PSUT's efforts in monitoring the latest developments in the technology sector, indicating that the agreement is an important step towards achieving complementarity between educational outputs and labor market requirements.
Al-Atoum emphasized that the company has made available all of the company’s capabilities and expertise to help PSUT’s students and faculty members to benefit from the network that it is creating and developing throughout the Kingdom.
The Dean of King Abdullah II School of Engineering, Dr. Esam Al-Qaralleh, said that the agreement bridges the gap between academia and industry, explaining that it will open the door for PSUT’s students to be trained in the use of the latest technology in the Internet of Things.
Under the agreement, the company will install working models of Internet of Things networks at the University campus, making PSUT the first Jordanian university in this field.
Notably, PSUT has introduced the specialization of Communications Engineering / Internet of Things, for the academic year 2021-2022, and the Public Network for the Internet of Things is the only company to obtain licenses to use LoRa technology, which is specialized in the technology of connecting things with each other.