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UCY deal on sustainable energy reached as part of Qatar visit

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TEXAS A&M University in Qatar has signed an agreement with the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy (FOSS) at the University of Cyprus.

The agreement forms part of the official visit President Nicos Anastasiades to the State of Qatar and the Qatar-Cyprus business forum.

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy Director, Doctor George Georgiou, said, “this agreement provides a first class opportunity for the two institutions to explore synergies in fields of mutual interest such as solar energy, smart grids, distributed generation, natural gas etc.”

The agreement seeks to expand research endeavours in the sustainable energy arena and was signed at the University’s Engineering building on Monday. It will encourage the enrolment of qualified students in new academic programs, explore opportunities to exchange faculty for joint teaching and research programs and explore avenues for strengthening relationship and furthering excellence in education in both Qatar and Cyprus.

“This agreement to cooperate with the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy at the University of Cyprus represents an exciting opportunity for Texas A&M at Qatar to expand its international collaborations in research areas of immediate interest to the State of Qatar. We welcome this opportunity to work with our colleagues in Cyprus,” Kenneth Hall, assistant dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M at Qatar said.

Texas A&M at Qatar Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Docter Eyad Masad, said, “This agreement emphasises the strong commitment of Texas A&M in Qatar toward promoting worldwide cooperation in exploring new research opportunities important to the development of Qatar and its economy.”

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