In order to reinforce cooperation and collaboration between industry and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), the University and the Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) have agreed to create a framework for collaboration. A letter of Understanding (LoU) in this regard has been 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 HH. Dr. Mona Fahad Al Said, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for International Cooperation, SQU and Mr. Khalid M 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 & 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.