A new partner in ocean sciences
MOU with Qatar University
Staff - October 9, 2013
Last week’s international visit during President Florizone’s installation was also an opportunity for Dal to increase its global reach through collaboration.
On Thursday, Dalhousie signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Qatar University. President Florizone was there to ink the agreement with Qatar University President Sheika Abdulla Al-Misnad.
The MOU focuses on ocean sciences — an area of strength at both universities.
“Even though Qatar University and Dalhousie are on different oceans, both the Qatar and Nova Scotia economies are heavily linked to the ocean,” says Dalhousie Dean of Science Chris Moore. “It’s a basis for our collaboration.”
The MOU is a starting point in the new relationship between the universities, but leaves many avenues open for future collaboration. Some of the areas the two universities plan to consider together include research and training opportunities, student and faculty exchange, and cooperative research.
The signing follows a visit by Dr. Moore and Dal's Vice-President Research Martha Crago to Qatar University earlier this year to meet with staff and faculty.
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