University of Doha for Science and Technology has launched the Research and Innovation Week.
04 March 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) has launched the Research and Innovation Week. The three-day event on the UDST campus showcases the hard work that the university has put into expanding its reach in the fields of education, applied research, sustainability and innovation.
The event is an exciting prelude to ITAS 2023, the International Conference on Innovation and Technological Advances for Sustainable Development, to be hosted at UDST later this week, and a powerful platform on which experts will discuss and share knowledge about the role of technology in sustainability. Industry experts and leaders from both the public and the private sectors have been invited to witness the collective work of UDST’s students and faculty, and to give in-depth talks on a variety of topics.
The first day theme was ‘Sustainability and TVET’ (Technical and Vocational Education and Training). The experts spoke on subjects ranging from the role of university-industry research partnerships, to food security and sustainability, and achievements in applied research and innovation at both UDST, and across Qatar.
The event was attended by Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al-Naimi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and guest speakers were Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla, managing director and CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), Dr Hisham M. Sabir executive director, QNRF, Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation Council and Hind Zaki, director of innovation programmes, Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council. Presenting from UDST were senior faculty members.
Among the key features of the opening day was the inauguration of the Central Analysis Lab at the University’s College of Engineering Technology, to announce its readiness in accommodating research projects, and to highlight its capabilities in terms of potential applications. The new facility is intended to provide chemical analysis support to researchers at UDST and other industry stakeholders. The comprehensive lab is equipped with several analytical machines for gas chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, microwave atomic emission spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. The day concluded with UDST’s Student Capstone Project competition.
UDST Research Innovation Week