Alibaba Cloud Supports Télécom ParisTech in France and China

November 8, 2018

As part of the partnership signed with Télécom ParisTech, Alibaba Cloud will participate and support training young students on Cloud Computing and also in providing technical resources

Paris, France – November 8, 2018 - Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group today announced the signing of a partnership with the engineering school Télécom ParisTech, a founding member of a world-class science and technology institution alongside the École polytechnique, ENSAE ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech and Télécom SudParis. The practical applications of this partnership will take effect in September 2019, including several initiatives in China and France aimed at reinforcing the teaching of new technologies in the school curriculum at Télécom ParisTech while facilitating the integration of students into the workplace.

In France, Alibaba Cloud will be included in the Télécom ParisTech Contact Program. In this context, the global cloud infrastructure leader will share its expertise in the cloud, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and IoT with the students of the school. In addition, Alibaba Cloud will invest in educational and continuing education programs. Thus, the firm will set up joint training programs. The idea is also to facilitate the integration of students into the professional world by allowing them to take control of enterprise-level solutions. Alibaba Cloud will also participate in the continuing education program of Télécom ParisTech.

In China, Alibaba Cloud will participate in the implementation of courses on the public cloud, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and IoT on the campus of ParisTech Shanghai (SJTU ParisTech Elite Institute of Technology), created in the framework of a partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Alibaba Cloud will also provide students with a cloud platform so they can experiment as part of their practical work. As part of the Alibaba Cloud University Cooperation Program, each student can benefit from a dozen professional training courses on Alibaba Cloud solutions and the an ECS instances. Teachers can access 15 or so similar courses, the ECS instances and the RDS instances.

"This partnership reflects our growing commitment to the French and Chinese markets for the training of tomorrow's talent," said Qunkai Liu, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud in France and a former student of Télécom ParisTech. "The technologies of the cloud, Data Analytics, AI and IoT will play a leading role in the coming years and it is our duty to help future graduates of Télécom ParisTech to comprehend them".

"We see this partnership as an opportunity to further strengthen our teaching excellence both in France and on our Chinese campus in Shanghai," said Yves Poilane, Managing Director of Télécom ParisTech. "Alibaba Cloud is today a major player in the new innovations that are powered by the cloud."

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world's top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

About Télécom ParisTech

The Télécom ParisTech Grande Ecole is one of the Top 4 Engineering Schools in France. The school has emerged as the number one French engineering school in the field of digital technology, at the heart of a unique ecosystem of innovation built upon the interactions between education, interdisciplinary research, its two business incubators and its international campuses. Télécom ParisTech is part of IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of ParisTech. It participates to the creation of a world-class science and technology institution (provisionally named NewUni) with four other institutions of excellence and is to become the College of innovation through digital technology within Paris-Saclay.

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