Ministry of Energy and Zayed University sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
As part of the efforts of the Ministry of Energy to strengthen cooperation and develop partnerships with the academic and scientific research sectors, the Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with Zayed University yesterday.
The MoU was signed by HE Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry and Zayed University and Dr. Riyad Al Muhaideb, the Director of the University, in the presence of HE Rashid Al Matroushi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services at the Ministry of Energy and a number of department directors and academics.
HE Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi confirmed that the Ministry of Energy is keen to activate its partnerships with colleges, universities and scientific research centers to benefit from the research capabilities of universities in the country in all fields related to energy, water, mining, innovation and human resources.
He also stressed that cooperation and coordination with universities in the country is of great importance to the Ministry in the belief of the importance of scientific research in making the energy, water and mining sector more sustainable, and to adapt to the changes and new technologies.
He added that this memorandum of understanding with Zayed University will work on developing a framework for preparing research, studies and specialized graduation projects in the field of energy, and benefiting from the reports and studies issued by the ministry for the purpose of conducting joint research sessions and workshops, and receiving a number of students for practical training in such a way that develops their cognitive and personal skills, by engaging them in exhibitions and conferences in which the Ministry participates
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy said that the Ministry pays great attention to the young generation, where it launched many initiatives and applications to educate the future generation about the importance of conserving natural resources and encouraging the future generation to become more popular in the energy, water and mining sectors.
He also praised the role of Zayed University and their joint interaction in supporting national initiatives and projects that serve the members of the society, especially the generation of the future, to whom the wise leadership of UAE has given its attention and support them, and has given its confidence as they are the hope of the future that UAE is proud of.
HE Dr. Riyad Al Muhaideb, Director of Zayed University, stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the university and the Ministry of Energy within a strategic vision, aiming at exploring the growing opportunities for joint work in the pathways that serve the development objectives, especially in the fields of scientific research and training, achieving mutual benefit that is conducive to building a long-term partnership between the two sides.
In this regard, he pointed out to the importance of the joint efforts by the concerned sectors at both Zayed University and the Ministry of Energy, which supports the involvement of young people in scientific research and advanced projects in the fields of energy, as well as developing their interest in academic specialization in this field, either in the period of the Bachelor degree or of higher studies. This motivates them to take advantage of opportunities to support their skills in this field, and in line with the aspirations of UAE for their future roles in spreading and instilling a culture of innovation in the institutional work environment, which embraces them in various sectors.
He noted also the importance of the interaction of Zayed University students with the initiatives of the Ministry of Energy and its activities, by participating in the development of smart applications that support their operations as projects for graduation, as well as in the joint events and specialized projects between the two sides.
He also pointed out that the University is ready to provide training services through its programs and academic resources to develop the skills of the Ministry's staff through specialized courses in the fields of energy, information technology, human resources and mining. He added that Zayed University has gained a prominent position as a leading center in science and expertise, a university of good education, training, research and consulting programs.