05 Jan 2018 - 0:49
Qatar University College of Engineering, Ashghal in deal for knowledge transfer
Doha: Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to establish collaboration in the field of research, consultancy and knowledge transfer.
The MoU was signed by QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham and Ashghal President Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi in the presence of officials from both institutions. It aims to establish collaboration between QU and Ashghal in the academic, research and student training and support field, as well as the exchange of information and consultancy.
In the terms of the MoU, CENG will provide Ashghal with consultancy and workshops covering the areas of project management, design, maintenance, road engineering, transportation and traffic safety, smart transportation, and geotechnical studies.
CENG faculty will also support Ashghal’s projects by ensuring knowledge transfer and progressive development of existing projects, while Ashghal will offer summer training to CENG students, as well as technical and technological support to CENG at all levels.
Dr Al Derham said: “The MoU highlights QU’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.”
Dr Eng Al Muhannadi said: “It is a pleasure to collaborate with Qatar University with the aim of providing students and scholars with the necessary support in the field of research and consultancy. As education comes on top of national priorities and the sustainable development pillars, Ashghal strives to support researchers and students through training and guidance in relevant areas.”