Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Qatar University (QU) are discussing the feasibility of a joint research fund to carry out research projects of mutual interest.
In order to strengthen research and academic ties between SQU and Qatar University, Dr. Rahma Al Mahrooqi, SQU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research, visited Qatar University on May 3 and signed a letter of understanding in this regard.
Dr Al Mahrooqi attended the Annual Research Forum 2016, organised by the Qatar University to showcase their ongoing research projects, demonstrate new tools, and report on the implementation of new programmes and collaborative activities in research.
The letter of understanding to promote research and academic ties was signed by Dr. Al Mahrooqi and Prof. Mariam Ali Al Maadeed, Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies, Qatar University.
During her visit Dr. Al Mahrooqi participated in discussions with various groups of researchers at Qatar University and invited them to collaborate with SQU researchers.
SQU is keen to promote research ties with regional and international research institutions. Currently, 43 active agreements are in place between SQU and other institutions within Oman and around the world.