Posted on February 14, 2015

Qatar University (QU) and Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) signed on February 11 a three-year agreement to sponsor the various activities and events organized by the College of Engineering (CENG) during the period 2014-2017.

The agreement was signed by QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad and QAPCO Vice Chair & CEO Dr Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla in the presence of QU Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna, CENG Dean Dr Rashid Alammari, and several QU, CENG and QAPCO officials. In the terms of the agreement, CENG programs such as Life is Engineering, Engineering Week, Computing Contest, Senior Design Contest, Wooden Bridge, Gasna, Digital Cube, Mechanical Design Day, and the annual training courses conducted by the Gas Processing Center, will be supported by QAPCO during 2014-2017.

Welcoming the agreement, Prof Al-Misnad said: “This will no doubt enhance the College of Engineering’s capacity to carry on various events and activities geared not only towards enriching the student experience within the College but also towards promoting engineering and science in the community at large, through school outreach activities and other community engagement programs. In its ongoing cooperation with QAPCO, QU is demonstrating its organic relationship with the industrial sector in Qatar; a relationship which provides our students with invaluable opportunities towards their success. We are highly appreciative of QAPCO’s support and look forward to an ongoing partnership towards achieving our respective visions in line with the Qatar’s National Vision.”

QU and QAPCO advance ongoing 2 [].jpgDr Al Mulla said: “I believe it is critically important that we support events and activities that promote engineering and technology to students as it will help ensure our country’s future competitiveness and will pave the wave for a new generation who shares our passion for engineering. Industrial-academic collaboration will play a key role in achieving sustainability and will strengthen Qatar’s global competitiveness and I firmly believe that working closely with Qatar University will bring great rewards and enable us to make a real difference in to the future of engineering in Qatar.”

Dr Alammari said: “This agreement highlights the spirit of industrial and academic collaboration and represents the College’s commitment to graduating well-rounded and skilled individuals prepared to compete at the highest level in a globalized labor market, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.”