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RasGas, QU Sign Deal (2012)

A platinum sponsorship agreement has been signed between Qatar University's Materials Technology Unit (MTU) and RasGas.

The objective is to strengthen the collaborative relationship between the two, and in particular advance MTU's high school initiative, Al Bairaq World. RasGas will provide financial support to ensure the continuance of the Al Bairaq World, an academic and scientific programme designed to engage students from private and public schools in Qatar in science and scientific discovery. QU president Prof Sheikha Abdulla al-Misnad and RasGas managing director Hamad Rashid al-Mohannadi signed the agreement.

MTU head Dr Mariam al-Maadeed, Al Bairaq World director Dr Noora al-Thani, senior officials of QU and students from various schools that participated in the programme were present. Dr al-Maadeed recalled that Al Bairaq World was established in 2007. MTU, the hub of research in materials science and engineering activities in Qatar, is involved in a wide range of research projects that serve Qatar National Vision 2030 in areas such as corrosion, non-destructive testing, polymers and environment-friendly materials.

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