Board appointment for Edinburgh Napier associate professor

Imed Romdhani links up with new HAINA ICT advisory board

Date posted

11 January 2018


Last updated

10 May 2021

An Edinburgh Napier associate professor has been appointed to a new advisory board that is set to shape the future of the digital technology industry.

Imed Romdhani, Associate Professor within the University’s School of Computing, has been appointed to Huawei Technologies’ new HAINA (Huawei Authorised Information Network Academy) ICT advisory board in the UK.

The board – which is composed of 21 members and includes leading professors from a number of universities including Surrey University, Queen Mary University and Reading University – aims to assist Huawei with its ICT Academy development planning, alongside strengthening communication and collaborative working among the partner organisations.

The HAINA Academy is a not-for-profit programme that authorises universities, colleges and schools to deliver Huawei certification courses with the aim of enhancing student employability. It also aims to play a part in filling the global ICT skills gap.

Edinburgh Napier became the second university in the UK to become an official member of the academy last year, with its relationship with Huawei strengthened even further after computing students received a number of exam vouchers from the company – worth $200 each – to complete the company’s HCNA certification exam for free.

The University will also soon receive two lab kits from Huawei – one for routing and one for security.

Associate Professor Imed Romdhani said: “This honourable appointment is a recognition for the leading role our university has played in promoting professional ICT skills and supporting both staff and students to seek professional accreditations to boost their professional development and employability.”

Award win for Edinburgh Napier team

An academic team which helped organise a leading conference on collaborative computing has scooped a prestigious award from the European Alliance for Innovation.

Edinburgh Napier’s Imed Romdhani, Oli Mival and Ahmed Al-Dubai have been presented with the Outstanding Service Award from the European Alliance for Innovation for their work in successfully running the 13th EAI International Conference on Collaborative Computing in Edinburgh last year.

Held across the University’s Merchiston and Craiglockhart campuses, the event saw 64 papers presented across three days on a wide variety of topics from big data and collaborative e-education to Internet of Things and visualisation techniques.

More information on the conference and its topics can be found here.

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