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