Qatar University, Turkey’s TAI ink MoU to collaborate on knowledge transfer

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Qatar’s leading educational institution, Qatar University (QU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in order to establish collaboration in the fields of research, consultancy, and knowledge transfer.

The QU said that the MoU intends to establish academic, research, and student training, as well as foster collaboration and information sharing between QU and TAI.

According to the statement, “Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) will provide TAI in various locations under the terms of the agreement.” CENG faculty will also work with TAI on projects to ensure knowledge transfer and the progression of existing projects.

Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji
Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji
Dean – CENG

“To the extent applicable, we agreed to sign this MoU, to constitute a basis for further collaboration including; Exchange of faculty and undergraduate and postgraduate students, faculty exchange program between QU and Turkish Universities under the ambit of TAI, Placement of QU professors at TAI for exposure, conduct short courses and to assist in R&D in various departments of TAI, Sponsorship of research studies, thesis and R&D projects in areas of mutual relevance. Research projects to be mutually selected by QU/TAI, Placement of QU undergraduate and postgraduate students, who meet the conditions determined by TAI, as short-term interns on mutually determined dates, conduct of training/seminar on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) focusing at Qatar – Turkey bilateral IP arrangements thus facilitating technology transfer, and any other collaboration in areas of mutual interest.”

Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Aerospace commented that, “We are proud to sign a memorandum of understanding with the College of Engineering at Qatar University in order to complement the efforts made by the education and industry sectors as a part of the integration between the academic and industrial sectors.”

“Our partnership will be reflected on both parties through joint activities and programs, support for students and graduates, and we will endeavor to support education and capacity building,” Dr. Kotil further added.

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