TotalEnergies Qatar and University of Doha for Science and Technology sign cooperation agreement.
04 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) has announced the signing of a three-year cooperation agreement with TotalEnergies Qatar. The agreement aims to enhance the professional development of UDST students and graduates by offering dedicated training and development programmes at TotalEnergies and strengthening the partnership between the two institutions.
Matthieu Bouyer, Managing Director, TotalEnergies EP Qatar and UDST President Dr Salem Al Naemi signed the agreement on the university’s campus in the presence of officials from both institutions.
The agreement serves as a framework for several planned projects to be carried out between the two entities. These include work placements for selected UDST students, as well as work placements, and short-term industry postings for academic staff from UDST to identify potential applied research opportunities.
Naemi said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement with TotalEnergies Qatar. As the nation’s leading applied sciences university, UDST continues to build a portfolio of leading-edge programs to educate and empower the country’s future professionals across multiple sectors. We also strive to provide our students with unparalleled access to real work in the industry. This partnership will help provide our students with invaluable exposure to real-world challenges and opportunities in the oil and gas sector. It also supports our mission of developing a skilled and sustainable workforce in Qatar.”
UDST will also integrate TotalEnergies’ Al Reyada programme, an initiative designed to bring together academia and industry professionals to tackle energy-related challenges, as an essential part of several degrees, and TotalEnergies will be able to help students select suitable capstone projects for their final year of study.
This agreement is part of TotalEnergies’ broader TAMKEEN program that aims at developing human capacity and local talents through multiple initiatives such as training, internships, and education.
The cooperation agreement between UDST and TotalEnergies Qatar is a significant step in advancing Qatar’s workforce development and supporting the growth of the country’s energy industry.