Doha: Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) and Qatar University’s College of Engineering (QU-CENG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the field of research, consultancy, and knowledge transfer.
The MoU was signed by Qatargas Chief Engineering & Projects Officer Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Thani, and Qatar University Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Omar Al Ansari, in the presence of Qatargas Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Qatar University President Dr. Hassan Al Derham.
Commenting on this occasion, Qatargas CEO said, “This MoU is a reflection of the continuing and historical collaboration between Qatargas and Qatar University for the last two decades in the areas of education, research, knowledge-sharing, and community development. It also supports the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030. This collaboration recognizes the vital role that the Ministries, private sector, and government entities play in serving the country and society. The exchange of experience and information between us will strengthen the relationship between the oil & gas sector and academia and enhance fields of study focusing on science, technology, and research.”
Dr. Al Derham noted, “The MoU highlights Qatar University’s continuous efforts to provide solutions to local challenges, in line with national priorities towards a knowledge-based economy. It will also serve to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer and provide consultancy and research services, which will contribute to driving socio-economic development and sustainability in the State of Qatar.”
The MoU aims to establish collaboration between Qatargas and Qatar University in the academic, research, and student training and support field and the exchange of information and consultancy. Qatar University will provide Qatargas with consultancy, workshops covering different areas, and support to various projects by ensuring knowledge transfer and progressive development of existing projects.