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Qatar University (QU) honoured 80 employers from various labour sectors in the country on Thursday, as an expression of the university’s gratitude towards them.

The ceremony was attended by QU president Dr Hassan bin Rashid Al-Derham, vice-presidents and deans of colleges, in addition to representatives of companies and institutions operating in the country.

In his speech, Dr Al-Derham said: “I welcome you all to this gathering, which has become an annual event dedicated to students and their affiliates. This year’s meeting is face-to-face after the COVID-19 pandemic. This gives me a feeling of joy in meeting you, exchanging views and strengthening cooperation.”

Dr Al-Derham said that the university was able to form partnerships, and follow up on its progress towards its aspirations in the past period when the world had gone through very difficult circumstances imposed by the pandemic. This requires us to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones that enhance our cooperation and support our plans, mission and path, and share our ambitions and goals. In all, 262 agreements and memorandum of understanding were signed, and we will sign more in the coming days, in the belief that the university should open up future horizons in front of our children, he said.

Dr Al-Derham added that developed countries achieved renaissance through partnerships between academic institutions and other institutions. In addition, this cooperation constitutes a bridge towards the university’s goals and contributes to preparing graduates to enter the labour market with full competence, he said.

Ghadeer Zainal, acting director of the Professional Development Center at QU, said: “This ceremony aims to recognise successful individuals from the nation’s various business sectors who have made demonstrable contributions to student experience, including through academic sponsorships and hands-on training. This ceremony honours these efforts and encourages employers to broaden their career options for university students in support of our future.”

Cesar Wazen, director of the Office of International Affairs at QU, said that QU has taken important steps to boost international rankings thanks to the support it has received from employers.”

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