University of Doha for Science and Technology
University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) announced that it has initiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading technology giant, Microsoft.
President of UDST Dr. Salem Al Naemi and General Manager at Microsoft Qatar Lana Khalaf signed the agreement in the presence of several university officials and a delegation from Microsoft Qatar.
The agreement brings forward many collaboration opportunities in the fields of information technology and digital skilling. Both parties agreed to conduct many sessions related to different Microsoft programs. The UDST community will benefit from Microsoft's support, training, and education on its technologies. Furthermore, the University's students will be provided with the know-how to enhance their career planning and personal profile development.
The MoU also creates the foundation to work on the integration of Microsoft's technologies and learning platforms into the University's curricula. The MoU will be followed by many agreements that set a focused framework for collaboration, adding greater business value and accelerating innovation.
Dr. Salem Al Naemi said, "At UDST we seek every opportunity to advance our knowledge and enhance capacity-building and community engagement. We are glad to be partnering with a multinational corporation such as Microsoft. It is a great step that reflects the commitment of UDST to keep abreast of the latest developments in science and technology and to offer professional development opportunities to our students and faculty members. We look forward to a future-proof outcome." For her part, Lana Khalaf, said, "At Microsoft we are committed to empower the workforce of today and tomorrow with the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy. Our partnership with UDST aligns to our efforts to building digital skills that would spur innovation from Qatar to the world."