Posted on April 26, 2019

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bolster the competencies of the ministry’s human cadres and build societal partnerships across various sectors and industries, including the education and scientific research.

The agreement was signed by Tareq al Khalaf, director of the Human Resources Department at the ministry and Dr Farid El Sahn, director of the Executive Education Excellence Center at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. The MoU reflects the ministry’s belief in the important contribution of highly qualified human cadres to sustainable development.

Khalaf said the MoU comes as part of the ministry’s keenness to develop human cadres and empower its employees by bolstering their knowledge and scientific skills through education and training programmes that enable them to contribute to the accomplishment of the Qatar National Vision 2030. On his part, Dr El Sahn said he was pleased to sign the MoU, which comes within the framework of the strategic partnership between the ministry and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He said the MoU aims at promoting joint research and training programmes to develop the skills of the ministry’s employees while offering them the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree. 

On the other hand, the Institute will dispatch students to undertake practical training at the ministry. In line with the MoU, the two sides will exchange expertise in the fields of scientific research and studies of mutual interest in addition to exchanging professional experiences, experts and researchers in their respective fields. The ministry and the Doha Institute will also co-organise conferences, seminars, specialised workshops and joint activities and cooperate in education and training provided for departments and executive leaderships at the ministry.

The MoU also calls for the promotion of cooperation when it comes to discounted academic fees and scholarships according to the needs of the ministry and its competencies, and in accordance with the Institute’s admission policies, terms and procedures. Based on the agreement, the ministry will offer vocational training and summer training opportunities for students of the Doha Institute, which will also encourage students to volunteer and participate in the ministry’s activities.

source: Qatar Tribune