The Ministry of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies on Thursday 25 April 2019. The Ministry was represented by Mr. Tareq Al-Khalaf, Director of the Human Resources Department while the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies was represented by Dr. Farid El Sahn, Professor and Director of the Executive Education Excellence Center.
The signing of the MoU comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to bolster the competencies of its human cadres and build societal partnerships across various sectors and industries including the education and scientific research sectors. The MoU reflects the Ministry’s belief in the important contribution of highly qualified human cadres to sustainable development.
On this occasion, Mr. Al-Khalaf, highlighted the importance of the MoU, noting that it comes within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to develop human cadres and empower its employees by bolstering their knowledge and scientific skills through education and training programs that enable them to contribute to the accomplishment of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
For his part, Dr. El Sahn said he was pleased to sign the MoU, which comes within the framework of the strategic partnership between the Ministry and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Dr. El Sahn noted that the Institute is an educational institution that offers educational services while the Ministry of Commerce and Industry plays a key role in providing services to the state and citizens, which necessitates the promotion of joint cooperation to advance shared objectives, particularly with regard to the National Development Strategy 2018-2022, and Qatar’s economic diversification efforts.
Dr. El Sahn explained that the MoU aims at promoting joint research and training programs to develop the skills of the Ministry’s employees while offering them the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree. On the other hand, the Institute will dispatch students to undertake practical training at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
In line with the MoU, the two sides will exchange expertise in the fields of scientific research and studies of mutual interest in addition to exchanging professional experiences, experts and researchers in their respective fields.
The Ministry and the Doha Institute will also co-organize conferences, seminars, specialized workshops and joint activities and cooperate in the fields of education and training provided for departments and executive leaderships at the Ministry.
The MoU also calls for the promotion of cooperation when it comes to discounted academic fees and scholarships according to the needs of the Ministry and its competencies, and in accordance with the Institute’s admission policies, terms and procedures. Based on the MoU, the Ministry will offer vocational training and summer training opportunities for students of the Doha Institute, which will also encourage students to volunteer and participate in the Ministry’s activities.