DBES at QU-CAS holds symposium in collaboration with Katara

 27 Oct 2016 - 16:07

DBES at QU-CAS holds symposium in collaboration with Katara
Asma Al Hajri (left) and CAS Dean Dr Rashid Al Kuwari

The Peninsula

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (DBES) at Qatar University College of Arts & Sciences (QU-CAS) recently held the 3rd annual “Support, Opportunity, Success Symposium” in collaboration with Katara Hospitality.

The event aimed to promote CAS graduate programmes, facilitate networking and cross-disciplinary thinking among students, faculty and stakeholders, and engage stakeholders with their potential employees by integrating their activities in DBES teaching and research approach.

The opening session was attended by CAS Dean Dr Rashid Al Kuwari, CAS associate deans for Research and Graduate Studies Dr Hala Al Essa, for Academic Affairs Dr Hassan Abdul Aziz and for Student Affairs Dr Yasser Hussein, DBES Department Head Dr Fatima Ammar Al Naemi, and Katara Hospitality Chief Corporate Services Officer Salem Al Kubaisi and Human Resources Assistant Manager Asma Al Hajri, as well as CAS faculty, students and staff.

Attendees also included representatives from QU Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), QU Environmental Science Center (ESC), QU Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC), Hamad International Airport, Oryx GTL, Suez Environnement SA, and Total Research Center-Qatar (TRC-Q).

In his remarks, Dr Al Kuwari said: “The event highlights the spirit of collaboration between academia and industry in Qatar, and serves as a platform to exchange knowledge and best practices that will be of invaluable benefit to our students. It also demonstrates CAS’ efforts to promote professional development and employability among students by providing them with training and internship opportunities that help them identify their career pathways and develop their skills and capabilities to match labor market needs.”

Al Hajri said: “We are delighted and honoured to be here with you today on this momentous occasion that witnesses the 3rd annual “Support, Opportunity, Success Symposium” in collaboration with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Qatar University College of Arts & Sciences. Katara Hospitality has put in place a comprehensive and integrated approach to build on its established infrastructure and address crucial issues related to environment, community, workplaces and product development.”

Dr Al Naemi said: “At DBES, we look forward to promoting practical and internship opportunities for our students while focusing on applied research that serves Qatar in the first place. The Department aims to strength its academic and research collaborations in order to advance its graduate programmes — Master of Environmental Science and PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. These two programmes are recognised for achieving highly international standards and are especially tailored to meet local needs.”