Qatargas, Qatar University Sign MOU on Training and Education Collaboration

Qatargas and Qatar University’s College of Engineering announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the field of research, consultancy, and knowledge transfer.


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, chief engineering and projects officer for Qatargas, and Dr. Omar Al Ansari, vice president for academic affairs at Qatar University, in the presence of Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, chief executive officer of Qatargas, and Dr. Hassan Al Derham, the president of Qatar University.

“This MOU is a reflection of the continuing and historical collaboration between Qatargas and Qatar University for the last 2 decades in the areas of education, research, knowledge-sharing, and community development,” said Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani. “It also supports the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030. This joint 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 and gas sector and academia and enhance fields of study focusing on science, technology, and research.”

“The MOU highlights Qatar University’s continuous efforts to provide solutions to local challenges, in line with national priorities towards a knowledge-based economy,” Hassan Al Derham said. “It will also serve to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer and provide consultancy and research services, which will contribute to driving socioeconomic 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 fields, as well as the exchange of information and consultancy. Qatar University will provide Qatargas with consultancy, workshops, and support to different projects by ensuring knowledge transfer and progressive development of existing projects.

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