On 25th February 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development (The Al-Attiyah Foundation) and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), to collaborate in the areas of research in energy and sustainable development.
The signing ceremony was conducted at The Al-Attiyah Foundation headquarters in West Bay in Doha. Senior members and representatives of both institutions were in attendance.
The Al-Attiyah Foundation is a ‘Not-for-Profit’ independent think tank, based in Qatar, providing insights and events on global energy and sustainable development topics. HBKU, a homegrown institution of higher education and research, awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines.
When His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of the Al-Attiyah Foundation, signed the MOU he expressed “It gives me great pleasure to see my Foundation work in close partnership with this prestigious University. I hope together we can offer valuable insights to our stakeholders here in Qatar and globally.”
Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, president of HBKU, said, “Energy and sustainability are key research and academic themes at HBKU and our collaboration with The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development represents a commitment to building partnerships with local stakeholders, as well as developing solutions that serve a better future for Qatar.
“Knowledge-sharing and resource exchange are fundamental to a better understanding of the challenges we face. HBKU is fortunate to have the support of the foundation, which will reinforce the impact of our research.”
The Al-Attiyah Foundation and HBKU will seek mutually beneficial opportunities to work together on policy reports, research or engagements. Both institutions will share relevant resources and co-organize joint events, including symposia, roundtable discussions, or seminars. Through the agreement, HBKU and The Foundation will collaborate in sourcing research funding, fellowships and scholarship support.