Posted on March 04, 2017

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) Dean Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa had a meeting with Swedish Ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mrs Ewa Polano, in which they discussed opportunities for future collaboration between CENG and Swedish universities that made an advanced progress in the field of science and engineering. 

The meeting was attended by CENG Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda, CENG Assistant Dean for Students Affairs Eng AlJazzi Fetais, and embassy officials.

Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa said: “Our collaboration with Swedish universities will contribute to exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of education and research. This meeting aims to promote academic and research excellence, and to engage students on learning and professional development which will enhance their skills, knowledge and capabilities towards success. This demonstrates CENG’s ongoing efforts to foster links with local and international institutions, and promote higher education and research in line with the national priorities towards a knowledge-based economy.”

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H.E. Mrs Ewa Polano said: “Qatar and Sweden are working closely to further deepen and strengthen bilateral relations by exploring new areas of cooperation including academic and research side. I am impressed by the strong advancements that Dr. Khalifa and CENG have made in the area of research and entrepreneurship, with their important contributions towards Qatar National Vision 2030 through new innovations such as the cooling helmet coming from their research laboratory. I have discussed with Dr Khalifa the possibilities of strengthening the relations between CENG and Swedish universities to plan for cooperation in different areas that can benefit both parties, since seven Swedish universities have visited QU before and contributed to support the mutual scientific cooperation.

I have also discussed with Dr Al Khalifa a plan to make joint traffic safety studies, and design a master program for Qatari engineering students in partnership with Swedish industry to combine learning with private sector training and development focused on entrepreneurship and product development. Some major Swedish companies could be involved like Scania, Ericsson, Volvo,  Sensys Gatso, and others, and once students are back to Qatar, they will be able to support the innovation laboratory that will be prepared jointly between Qatar and Sweden at CENG.”