The 2018 Global Finals of the Huawei Information Communication Technology (ICT) Skill Competition conducted and successfully concluded at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarter in China. It was a great honor for University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore that, among top six students who had made this victory, three students were from UET Lahore named Ayyaz Ahmed, Fatima Rashid Butt from Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Muhammad Zubair from Telecommunication Department. The Competition was set up in two tracks for the Enterprise Network (IP) and the Enterprise Cloud (IT), attracting China, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Russia, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan and India. More than 32 countries on five continents consisting of more than 40,000 students including more than 800 colleges and universities from all over the world participated. Eventually, a total of 69 participants from 23 teams entered the global finals through layers of preliminary, national and semi-final competitions.
Team A from Pakistan consisting of winners Ayyaz Ahmed from UET Lahore, Shamim Iqbal from VU and Shariq Malik from LGU mentored by Mr. Kashif Hussain-Corvit won 2nd Prize in Enterprise Network (IP) and acquired Scholarship Award of 5 months at SUSTech University. Team B from Pakistan consisting of winners Muhammad Noor Malik from NUST, Fatima Rashid and Muhammad Zubair from UET Lahore mentored by Mr. Fahmeed Akram-UET Lahore won 3rd Prize in Enterprise Cloud (IT). All participants underwent highly selective examinations at the national level. Participants worked in laboratories and tackled some of the industry's most complex challenges related to cloud computing, switching, routing, WLAN, Security and other key ICT solutions and technologies. On this vibrant occasion, the Worthy Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said, "University has always been very supportive towards professional development of its students. Taking lead in Global Huawei ICT skill competition is clear evidence of this approach. The skill and passion of the students was a clear indication of Pakistan's bright future". He also appreciated the efforts of students and their mentor.