UAE ministry of higher education and Microsoft sign agreement
Making a further investment in leveraging technology to modernize the education process and in support of intellectual property rights, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education has signed a campus agreement with Microsoft Gulf.
The campus agreement will provide a solution to bring the Universities to experience the latest Microsoft software. Through the agreement, more than 25,000 computer users - students, faculty and staff will utilize the software, availing of an overall price reduction of up to 80 percent. In addition, the Universities will receive regular software upgrades as well as support services from Microsoft.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is an international manufacturer of software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft opened its Dubai-based Middle East headquarters office in 1991, which now oversees operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as well as Yemen and Pakistan, while Microsoft Egypt oversees operations in the East Mediterranean region. In the last 10 years, Microsoft has opened local offices in Abu Dhabi, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan and Oman. — (menareport.com)
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