Qapco to fund 6 Qatar University projects
Doha, March 12, 2014
Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) has signed a deal with the College of Engineering at Qatar University to fund six projects, providing extra financial and technical support that will benefit the students of the university.
The agreement has detailed all existing and new initiatives for the year, for collaboration between academia and industry.
The new initiatives include the activities and events, that have been designed to increase awareness of technical and engineering issues to not only the students currently studying at the College of Engineering but also to local high school students.
It includes ‘Quality Celebration Day’, ‘Engineering week and GCC Students Contest’, ‘Computing Contest’, ‘Life is Engineering Program’, ‘Senior Design Contests’ and ‘Wooden Bridge Program.
Dr Mohammed Al Mulla, Qapco’s vice chairman and CEO said: "The continual exchange between academia and industry is something that Qapco has worked very hard on for the past few years as it will help to create the best-possible education for both Qatari and expatriate students and will have a positive impact upon the oil and gas Industry in the future.
“Within the scope of the agreement we will financially support these excellent initiatives, but Qapco will do more than that by providing subject-matter experts to be directly involved in the events either by participating as a judge at the contests or by offering technical assistance to help the teams of students.”
Dr Rashid Al Ammari, the dean of the College of Engineering, said: “From Qatar University’s perspective, collaborations between the education sector and industry make a substantial contribution to our students’ education and also help us to promote engineering and technical disciplines to high school students.”
The first two events of the year - the Computing Contest and the Life is Engineering Program - have already been launched with local schools, and both the events will take place in May. - TradeArabia News Service