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Qatar University signs a Memorandum of Understanding with MEEZA to develop cooperation in the ICT sector

February 20, 2023

Qatar University (QU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MEEZA to bolster scientific, technical, research, and administrative cooperation between the two institutions. The MoU aims to explore opportunities to develop new technology skillsets and human capital locally in Qatar.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, President of Qatar University, and Eng. Ahmad Al-Muslemani, CEO of MEEZA. Under the MoU, Qatar University and MEEZA will collaborate on joint projects to enhance existing skillsets in the domains of IT and technology among students, exchange experiences, and exchange vital and beneficial information, including newsletters, journals, studies, statistics, and other data.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding comes within Qatar University’s framework to support MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider to launch the new initiative – MEEZA Academy – which aims to select and train college students and fresh graduates to develop the skills in information and communication technology (ICT) in line with the Cyber Security pillar of Qatar Vision 2030.

Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, said: “Qatar University has always sought to appreciate the vital role played by the leading Qatari information technology companies in serving the country and raising awareness among the younger generations of the various technological developments and innovations around the world. This will help the country  develop new technology skillsets and build local human capital.”

Commenting on the initiative and the collaboration, Eng. Ahmad Al-Muslemani said: “We are excited to introduce another initiative that will help nurture capable hands in the IT industry among the younger generation to support both human capital development and IT pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030. The initiative will hone students’ IT skillsets to meet the changing demands in the industry and create opportunities for hands-on internship and potential future full-time employment.”

He added, “It is a great privilege to collaborate with Qatar University in order to enhance Qatar’s information technology landscape. We believe that this Memorandum of Understanding will serve as a lifelong learning opportunity for the selected students while also promoting Qatar as a leader in managed IT services and solutions in the region. We look forward to the fruitful implementation of the terms of the agreement in achieving the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and supporting Qatar’s IT sector’s growth.”

The collaboration will also enable both parties to conduct joint studies and research, organize and supervise conferences, meetings, and training that contribute to achieving the objectives of the initiative, as well as cooperate on any other possible respective fields of mutual interest for both parties.

To facilitate the implementation of the MoU, Qatar University and MEEZA will look into forming work committees and joint teams and holding consultative meetings to collaborate in the areas stated in the memorandum. The two parties will also review the execution of articles of the MoU and evaluate the realized outcomes on regular basis.

Through the initiative, the selected students will receive specialized advanced training in Cyber Security, Cyber Attack and Defence, Rookies Security, Security Awareness, Threat Hunting APT, Hunting in the MS cloud, AWS Security Hands-on, and more.



About Qatar University:

Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region.  It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar.  The organization’s strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society.