SQU, Zubair Corporation to Promote Ties

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the

Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) agreed to create a framework for

collaboration. A letter of Understanding (LoU) in this regard was signed

between the two parties to encourage and develop cooperation in

areas including innovation, scientific research, human development,

and the exchange of research studies and expertise.

The LoU was signed today by Dr. Mona bint Fahd al-Said, SQU

Assistant Vice-Chancellor for International Cooperation and Khalid bin

Mohammed Al Zubair, Managing Director, the Zubair Corporation LLC.

The LoU is valid for one year and is renewable by mutual consent.

According to the LoU, both parties agree to support scientific

research, studies and initiatives in areas to be agreed. SQU shall

encourage academic staff and students to innovate and conduct

research in fields pertinent to Z-Corp. SQU shall ensure that any

research output delivered to Z-Corp is rigorous, professional and high

quality. The LoU seeks to organize specialized lectures and workshops

jointly by the two organizations. Z-Corp shall provide internship

(Summer Training) programmes for a mutually agreed number of SQU

students from selected disciplines.

Dr. Shahid Al Bulushi, Expert, International Cooperation Office and

Assistant Professor, College of Economics and Political Science at SQU

and Waleed Al Yarubi, Group Head-HR, the Zubair Corporation will be

the focal points for the implementation of the objectives of this LoU.

Source: Oman News Agency