Posted on June 26, 2018

Qatar University (QU) and Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish collaboration in the field of research, development, training, and advisory.

The MoU was signed by QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham and Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC Managing Director Mr. Nasser Bin Hassan Al Naimi in the presence of QU VP for Research and Graduate Studies Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed, QU Chief Strategy and Development Officer Dr. Darwish Al-Emadi, and Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC Senior Manager for Strategy R&D Mr. Saad Rashid Al-Matwi, as well as officials from QU and Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC.

The terms of the MoU include collaboration between both institutions to provide employment and support of Qatari students and students born in Qatar, and to use QU’s laboratories to carry out research and develop software. They also include cooperation between QU faculty and Barzan Holdings’ specialists to provide courses designed specifically to meet the requirements of Barzan Holdings.

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In his remarks, Dr. Hassan Al-Derham said: “We are very pleased to collaborate with Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC through this memorandum of understanding. There is no doubt that the establishment of Barzan Holdings QSTP-LLC will contribute to building national capacities in Qatar and to developing technologies in line with the country’s needs. As Qatar’s national university, QU is home to more than 1200 faculty members and 14 research centers, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructure. This MoU will serve to establish collaboration in the field of research, training, and advisory, as well as the exchange of capacities between both institutions.” 

Mr. Nasser Bin Hassan Al Naimi said: “The R&D is one of the pillars that our strategy lays on. We are focusing on conducting many research projects and experiments in different fields to empower the defense and security capabilities for Qatar. We are proud of this collaboration with Qatar University via this agreement, as we always perform within an integrated entity which is strongly connected to all concerned bodies in the state.” 

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