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The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) signs an agreement with Qatar Solar Energy in order to create collaboration opportunities that support education, renewable energy and sustainability. In the presence of a number of College officials as well as a delegation from Qatar Solar Energy, Dr Salem Al-Naemi, President of UDST, and Mr Salim Abdulbasi, Chairman, the agreement was signed.
This MoU provides a solid foundation for research in renewable energy and energy science. Qatar Solar Energy will be a member of the University’s program advisory board and will also participate in UDST’s conferences and events that deal with energy audits and renewable energies. Qatar Solar Energy will be consulted by the University to equip its labs and facilities with sustainable machinery and tools. The company will also offer an internship program to UDST students.
Dr Salem Al-Naemi said, “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Solar Energy. This collaboration is the start of a path that leads to a more aware generation, with greater knowledge of the planet and the needs of a sustainable economy as stated in Qatar National Vision 2030. UDST, the First National Applied University and the leading institution in technical and vocational education and training, works relentlessly for sustainability. We actively engage in green initiatives and foster a culture of environmental leadership among its staff, faculty and students. We have also created new programs in light of future requirements of sustainability. These unique programs will be available starting fall term 2022. They are expected to attract a big number of students who are looking to be well equipped for the careers of the future.”
Mr Salim Abbasi said, “Under the guidance of His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, God bless him, and in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 that aims to strengthen the human, social, economic and environmental development in the State, Qatar Solar Energy has made many strategic partnerships with leading international technology companies to put the latest technologies at the service of the energy, water and food security sectors in Qatar. Within this framework, Qatar Solar Energy has also signed several agreements related to research and development with many research institutions and universities and particularly today with University of Doha for Science and Technology to further enhance the integration between these institutions and the industrial sector. This approach serves the national economy and is a catalyst factor that can support Qatar into becoming a global leader in manufacturing renewable energy products and exporting to the international markets with the purpose of curbing global warming and contributing to the self-sufficiency and well-being of both regional and international communities.”
Recently, Qatar to open its first solar plant of 800 megawatts in order to use renewable energy for climate change and sustainability. The solar plant can be expanded to 1.6 gigawatts by 2030.