Doha, Qatar: On July 12th, 2020, the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) and Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a collaborative partnership to promote mutually beneficial education and research opportunities.
The MoU was signed by Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director of USQBC’s Qatar office and Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Dean of GU-Q.
Under the MoU, both institutions will work together to explore meaningful ways to collaborate on a broad range of initiatives. These include cooperation in the fields of social science and economic research; organization of joint specialized conferences, seminars, and workshops; strategic engagement with leading figures in academia, government and industry; and the opportunity for professional development through internships designed to support career goals of GU-Q’s international affairs students.
Reflecting on both institutions’ interest in strengthening bilateral relations, Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al-Thani said, “With the ever evolving dynamics of global forces, this partnership with Georgetown, a preeminent school of international affairs, is an important step in USQBC’s efforts to provide platforms for exchange on key topics relevant to economic development, and foster engagement in both countries.”
Dean Dallal welcomed the MoU as a significant step forward in contributing to expanding the university's community engagement saying, "We look forward to building on our shared mission to strengthen and support national development through education and research with a leading organization dedicated to cultivating strong relationships between the US and Qatar.”
The US-Qatar Business Council is the premier entity to facilitate trade and investment between the two countries and hosts many events to support the enhancement and advancement of the bilateral business relationship. USQBC is dedicated to helping its American and Qatari members expand their business and encourage foreign investment and trade.
This MoU is the first collaborative agreement signed between the two institutions.