Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) represented by Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC) signed a research agreement with Khatib & Alami (K&A) to establish collaboration in the field of research, consultancy and knowledge transfer.

The agreement was signed by QU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Omar Al Ansari and K&A Senior Vice President Eng. Ramadan Harb in the presence of officials from both institutions. The agreement aims to establish collaboration between QU and K&A in the academic, research and student training and field support, as well as the exchange of information and consultancy.

In terms of the MoU, QTTSC will provide K&A with consultancy and workshops covering the areas of transportation and traffic safety, smart transportation, and geotechnical studies. CENG faculty will also support K&A projects by ensuring knowledge transfer and progressive development of existing projects, while K&A will offer training to some of CENG students, as well as technical and technological support to QTTSC at all levels.

Commenting on the agreement, CENG Dean Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda said, The agreement highlights CENG and QTTSC 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.

K&A Senior Vice President, Eng. Ramadan Harb said, K&A has been collaborating with leading institutions in the region and around the world. It is a pleasure to join efforts with Qatar University, which we're already engaged with on multiple state of the art projects such as the new College of Engineering, new College Pharmacy, new College of Law, new College of Education and the new Student Affairs Building. Given K&A's vast experience in delivering mega projects in Qatar and the region, this memorandum of cooperation aims to provide Qatar University scholars with the necessary support in the fields of research and professional engineering consultancy services. This long term agreement will also benefit QU engineering students by equipping them with real time exposure to the key design stages of major multimillion dollar public work projects such as Qatar North, Salwa Underground Reservoir and Phase 4 of Inner Doha Roads.

Mr. Harb also added, As education is on top of national priorities and the sustainable development pillars, Khatib & Alami believes that academia should go hand in hand with industry professionals in order to translate theory into practical application and will strive to support elite researchers with guidance across relevant areas of interest in line with Qatar's National Traffic Safety Strategy.

Source: QATAR UNIVERSITY