Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and Rheinmetall Barzan Advanced Technologies (RBAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish collaboration in the field of research consultancy and knowledge transfer.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Omar Al-Ansari, Vice President Academic Affairs at QU and Andre Conradie, Chief Executive Of?cer of Rheinmetall Barzan Advanced Technologies in the presence of officials from both institutions.
QU is keen to promote and enhance relations with RBAT to establish a joint cooperation covering different, scienti?c, administrative, technical and research areas. It aims to establish collaboration between QU and RBAT in the academic, research, student training and support fields, as well as the exchange of information and consultancy.
In the terms of the MoU, QU-CENG will provide RBAT with consultancy and workshops covering different areas. QU-CENG faculty will also support RBAT’s projects by ensuring knowledge transfer and progressive development of existing projects.
Commenting on the MoU, QU-CENG Dean Dr Khalid Kamal Naji said “The MoU highlights QU-CENG continuous efforts to provide solutions to local challenges, in line with national priorities towards a knowledge-based economy. It will also serve to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer and provide consultancy and research services, which will contribute to driving socio-economic development and sustainability in the State of Qatar.”
In this context, Mr. Andre Conradie, CEO of RBAT said “This MoU will support the establishment of new relations towards fruitful cooperation between RBAT and QU, the leading national edifice in the field of academic and research excellence”.
He added, "We hope that this memorandum will be a path for further cooperation and integration with the College of Engineering at Qatar University, in addition to developing the skills of students who are the main element for the success of long-term development plans in support of achieving Qatar National Vision 2030."
RBAT provides leading technologies and innovative military grade solutions in the fields of Qatari developed command and control, as well as autonomous systems in addition to critical infrastructure protection and live military training.
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