SAP and Westminster International University in Tashkent will open the Next Gen Lab Featured

Published in Archive 2017-2018

As part of the ongoing SAP Forum in Tashkent, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and SAP signed an agreement on the launch of SAP Innovation Center SAP Next-Gen Lab WIUT. At WIUT, which is already part of the University Alliance of SAP since 2015, joint activities will be expanded and the SAP Next-Gen Lab will be created with a focus on intelligent data processing, predictive analytics and digital marketing for the implementation of joint projects for the benefit of local and international SAP customers.

WIUT is one of the leading universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan in such areas as research, innovation and educational activities in business management, economics and finance, law and business information systems. With the help of the SAP Next-Gen Lab, the University will develop innovative solutions that will be initiated by specific customers - companies operating in Uzbekistan. Industry decisions will be made on  the interests of industry, state and commercial enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

SAP will actively advise the project teams of the university in the process of searching for industrial partners and customers for SAP Next-Gen Lab projects, in developing solutions, technologies and SAP methodologies and will also assist in the initial technical equipment of the laboratory. With the help of SAP, distance and face-to-face training courses and  technical briefings will be organized. The Laboratory will host master classes and hackathons, sessions and other events with the participation of SAP experts and other organizations.

WIUT will expand training courses and programs to study SAP solutions (SAP Cloud Platform, S / 4HANA, a stack of SAP Leonardo innovative solutions). Projects implemented within the framework of SAP Next-Gen Lab activities will be included in the training load, which will allow students involved in these jobs to obtain practical skills confirmation during the main educational process.

"SAP technologies and project-oriented trainings allow students to leave the university walls more prepared for the realities of the business environment, become popular with practitioners in the educational institution. Our cooperation with SAP has allowed WIUT to access the most advanced training programs, to become part of the global network of academic innovations SAP Next-Gen Lab / University Alliance SAP and to participate in major European SAP conferences. The SAP Next-Gen lab, in turn, will help students of the university to obtain extremely important skills of project and team work, as well as experience in solving real-life problems of a particular business in Uzbekistan, which is on the way to innovation. Such expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation meets the interests of the state and contributes to the investment attractiveness of our economy, "said Komiljon Karimov, Rector of the Westminster International University in Tashkent

"SAP laboratories in higher education institutions are focused on the specialties and industries in which this particular institution works. Students should receive advanced and, importantly, industry expertise in the use of advanced technologies, such as blockroom, internet stuff, large data, machine learning. Innovation centers provide access to students in Uzbekistan for the same training courses and programs as in Germany, the United States or other countries. The topic of the center opened in the fourth quarter in WIAT is digital marketing and predictive analytics. Already on June 20-21, we conduct training for university lecturers on SAP Hybris, a platform for digital marketing from SAP," says Laziz Adhamov, SAP Business Development Director in Uzbekistan.

WIUT is a member of the University Alliance SAP since 2015, and this year has moved to a full membership model. The university was the first in the Republic of Uzbekistan, using SAP solutions in the educational process on hosting provided by St. Petersburg State University  and the University of Otto-von-Guericke (Magdeburg, Germany).