Qatar University (QU) and Lusail University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint co-operation in the academic, research, administrative and technical fields.
The MoU was signed by Dr Omar al-Ansari, vice president for Academic Affairs at QU and Prof Nizam, vice president of Lusail University.
The agreement took place in the presence of Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lusail University, Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, president of Qatar University and officials from both universities.
The agreement includes exchange of faculty, registration of students in various courses, opportunities for students to conduct their research and study courses offered at both universities, access to attend conferences and research programmes, holding joint seminars on
topics of common interest.
The agreement also included co-operation in exchanging scientific publications, textbooks, and scientific materials for academic curricula, publications and periodicals. Use of university libraries; training of academics, administrators and technicians. In addition to organising student activities such as, sports, cultural, social, and cooperation in other possible areas of mutual interest.
Dr al-Marri said: “Lusail University is thankful to QU for providing us great services. QU is the first national university that spares no effort to provide adequate support to all educational institutions in Qatar.”
Commenting on the agreement, Dr al-Derham said: “The signing of this memorandum comes within the framework of Qatar University’s continuous endeavour to co-operate with all higher education institutions in Qatar as part of the university’s responsibility towards society and importance of the role that private universities play in providing society with different competencies. Qatar University welcomes this constructive cooperation, which opens doors for students to explore educational and research fields.”
Dr al-Ansari explained the importance of signing this agreement, stressing that Qatar University seeks to transfer its scientific and research expertise to national universities. He also added that the agreement includes more than one field which will give students opportunity to register and participate in joint courses.
“We are gratified of the close relationship with Qatar University, as we look to build a long-term strategic relationship that aspires to achieve the vision and mission of both universities in all fields and making use of various resources available at both universities,” Prof Nizam added.
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