This is in accordance with comprehensive quality standards, specialisations, and legislation of Qatar, and is directly addressing the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy (2018-2022).
Barwa Real Estate Group CEO Abdullah bin Jobara al-Rumaihi and Qatar University president Dr Hassan Bin Rashid al-Derham signed the MoU, which will be the basis for this collaboration.
According to the MoU, Barwa Real Estate and Qatar University will exchange knowledge and expertise, as well as information, statistics, data, studies, publications and periodicals, which are of interest to both sides. In addition to the support extended to students of the College of Engineering as part of their graduation projects, practical training, as well as organising joint events, competitions and conferences which serve the aspirations and goals of both.
The MoU will provide support in research, scientific studies, and workshops at the College of Engineering through the formation of joint workshops.
“This signing is establishing a new phase of constructive co-operation with Qatar University, the leading educational institution in the fields of academic and research excellence in the region. This will enhance areas of sharing expertise and scientific research, as well as the academic and professional co-operation to support students of the College of Engineering and their training programmes," al-Rumaihi said.
“Barwa Real Estate Group always calls for such collaborations and integration with Qatar University to raise the competitiveness of this vital sector in conducting research and academic studies, in addition to developing the skills of youth who are the main element for the success of long-term development plans in order to achieve Qatar's National Vision 2030.”
Al-Rumaihi said developing youth skills and adopting their entrepreneurial ideas is a priority for Barwa Real Estate, being the strategic partner of the government of Qatar and the leading company in the field of real estate development.
He explained that the MoU will support the different aspects of research and scientific studies that will contribute to developing the real estate sector and establishing its various projects.
Stressing that Barwa has got all the required expertise, making it a distinguished and important partner for the university to achieve a scientific renaissance and constructive research co-operation that supports the path of students of the College of Engineering in the labour market.
Al-Rumaihi thanked all those who contributed to achieving this successful co-operation, contributing to the support of the scientific and practical joint process.
“The signing of this memorandum comes within the framework of Qatar University’s permanent commitment to community service and co-operation with the private sector on issues that contribute to the development of this sector," al-Derham said.
"The constructive co-operation between Qatar University and Barwa Real Estate Group is diversified and is in line with the two institutions’ plans to develop the capabilities of Qatari youth, and in this context comes the signing of this MoU, which will enable the two parties to exchange experiences and joint research.
“The memorandum also includes co-operation in the field of scientific research, various studies, and field training, all of which are important, as the university seeks to make this partnership an actual beginning for training that ends with the employment of graduates in the various production sites in this important national institution.”
Barwa Real Estate Group has long experience in the management of development projects, carefully identifying opportunities and implementing projects on time, while adhering to quality standards, cost efficiency, and employing expertise and optimising resources in order to succeed in business and achieve the development, economic and educational renaissance in Qatar.
Today, Barwa has 3.6mn sq m of built space under operation, and a balanced mix of operational assets that vary between residential, commercial, industrial, logistical and multi-purpose, including 8,129 residential units, 37,340 rooms for workers, 335,981sq m of commercial and retail units and 445,779sq m of workshops and warehouses.