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Qatar University, CRA sign MoU for ICT research and exchange of experiences

Qatar University, CRA sign MoU for ICT
research and exchange of experiences

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Qatar University’s College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to cooperate in the fields of academics, research and student training and support in terms of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The MoU was signed by QU President Dr Hasan Rashid Al Derham and President of CRA Mohammed Ali Al Mannai at a ceremony held on QU campus in the presence of officials from both institutions.
The MoU will be valid for four years. The cooperation framework and scope of work include coordination and cooperation in various fields, such as exchanging experiences and information to enhance cooperation in the areas of scientific research related to ICT. Besides, it includes the coordination and cooperation in organising seminars, workshops and training courses related to ICT.
The cooperation framework and scope of work also include implementing joint programmes related to public awareness and consultation, cooperating in research studies for telecom services, networking, systems, in addition to modern and future applications, with cooperating in any other possible fields of common interest.
Commenting on the MoU, Derham said, “The MoU highlights QU’s 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.”
“CRA welcomes the signing of the MoU, which will enhance our cooperation and support in training and developing youth skills and increasing their knowledge of ICT, which contributes to achieving one of the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 to diversify the country’s economy through creating a balance between oil-based and knowledge-based economies,” said Mannai.
“The MoU will open windows to exchange experiences and information, enriching scientific research and research studies related to ICT,” he added.
On the sidelines, the awards ceremony for the winners of Qatar Internet Exchange Point (QIXP) website design competition was held.
The competition was conducted in cooperation between CRA, QU and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - State of Qatar Chapter (IIEE-SQC), and was open to all students who are living in Qatar. The judging committee evaluated the designs and selected the design submitted by Nasir Hafez Moulana Yaqub Ali as the first-place winner. The winner will continue working on the design development until QIXP website goes live.