Qatar’s sustainable properties developer Msheireb Properties and Qatar University (QU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the area of smart cities during a ceremony held at Msheireb Downtown Doha on Wednesday.
Mohamed Essa al-Boainain, acting chief officer - design and delivery at Msheireb Properties, and Professor Mariam Ali al-Maadeed, vice-president for Research and Graduate Studies Office at QU, signed the MoU in the presence of Dr Abdelaziz Bouras, pre-awards manager at QU, and other distinguished representatives from both organisations.
The MoU will act as a basis for a collaboration framework on research methods and exchange of experience in the area of smart cities. According to the agreement, both parties will also exchange related information via various platforms, including newsletter, journals, studies, statistics and other data that assist them in delivering quality projects.
It also includes other fields that are of mutual interest to both parties, in addition to conducting mutual researches and studies, as well as holding conferences, meetings, and training.
Ali al-Kuwari, acting CEO, Msheireb Properties, said, “Msheireb Properties always endeavours to build partnerships with local organisations to share its expertise in many fields. As the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world, we are glad to formalise this agreement with Qatar University to provide students with detailed information and practical experience in the area of smart cities.
“Msheireb Downtown Doha is now a case study for local and international organisations as the first and largest smart and sustainable downtown regeneration project, which changes the way people think about urban living and leverage from the smart technology on our daily life. It also enhances the image of Qatar across the world as a leading country in smart and new urban building.”
Al-Maadeed said, “This agreement establishes the societal role of the Qatar University and raises the level of exchanging experiences and skills, especially in the field of smart cities with Msheireb Properties.
“Qatar University is proud to be a major contributor to applied research projects and providing results that are in line with meeting the needs of society and the industrial sector. It also highlights the commitment of Qatar University to provide research based on addressing contemporary challenges in the state of Qatar by developing effective and sustainable solutions.”
Msheireb Properties is exchanging its experience in smart and sustainable development by building partnerships with local and international entities and to enhance the mission of changing the way people think about urban living.
It also aims to improve people’s overall quality of life, through innovations that encourage social interaction, respect for culture, and greater care for the environment. This agreement is one of many partnerships that Msheireb Properties is building to share its experience in the field of smart cities.
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