Doha, Qatar, 19 February 2020:
Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable properties developer, and Qatar Universitytoday signed a memorandum of understanding in the area of Smart Cities. The signing ceremony took place at Msheireb Downtown Doha by Mohammed Essa Al Boainain, Acting Chief Officer – Design and Delivery at Msheireb Properties, Prof. Mariam Ali Al-Maadeed, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Office, and Dr. Abdelaziz Bouras Pre-Awards Manager at Qatar University, in the presence of high representatives from the two parties and media.
The agreement between the two parties will act as a basis for a collaboration framework on research methods and exchange of experience in the area of smart cities. According to the agreement, both parties will also exchange related information via various platforms including newsletter, journals, studies, statistics and other data that assist them deliver quality projects. The cooperation also comprises any other possible respective fields that are of mutual interest of both parties, in addition to conducting mutual researches and studies and holding conferences, meetings, and training.
Mr. Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “Msheireb Properties always endeavors to build partnerships with local organizations to share its expertise in many fields. As the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world, we are glad to formalise this agreement with Qatar University to provide students with detailed information and practical experience in the area of smart cities. Msheireb Downtown Doha is now a case study for local and international organizations as the first and largest smart and sustainable downtown regeneration project, which changes the way people think about urban living and leverage from the smart technology on our daily life. It also enhances the image of Qatar across the world as a leading country in smart and new urban building”.
Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Qatar University, stated: “This agreement establishes the societal role of the Qatar University and raises the level of exchanging experiences and skills, especially in the field of smart cities with Msheireb Properties. Qatar University is proud to be a major contributor to applied research projects and providing results that are in line with meeting the needs of society and the industrial sector. It also highlights the commitment of Qatar University to provide research based on addressing contemporary challenges in the State of Qatar, by developing effective and sustainable solutions.”
Msheireb Properties is exchanging its experience in smart and sustainable developing by building partnerships with local and international entities and to enhance the mission of changing the way people think about urban living. The leading Qatari developer also aims to improve People’s overall quality of life, through innovations that encourage social interaction, respect for culture, and greater care for the environment. This agreement is one of many partnerships that Msheireb Properties is building to share its experience in the field of smart cities.