QU-CENG and Hasselt University sign deal for research

 07 Nov 2017 - 8:20

QU-CENG and Hasselt University sign deal for research
FROM LEFT: Professor Dr Tom Brijs , Dr Wael Alhajyaseen and Prof Luc De Schepper at the event.

The Peninsula

The Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and Hasselt University Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The MoU was signed by Dr Hassan Al Derham, President of QU and Prof Luc De Schepper, Rector at Hasselt Unviersity in the presence of Dr Wael Alhajyaseen, Assistant Research Professor at QTTSC. The MoU aims collaboration between both institutions in the field of education and research.

Dr Khalifa Al Khalifa, Dean of CENG said: “This MoU reflects CENG commitment to provide solutions to challenges in the area of traffic safety and to raise community awareness about the importance of traffic safety. It will contribute to strengthening links with IMOB for further collaborations in research and development in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Prof Luc De Schepper said: “Sharing knowledge makes good science and cooperating with universities and research institutes from around the world makes research even better. It expands your horizon (quite literally), widens your frame of reference as a researcher and confronts you with fellow researchers who approach a topic or idea in a sometimes entirely new way. I am positive many new opportunities will lie in wake of this unique cooperation between Qatar University and Hasselt University.”

Dr Wael Alhajyaseen said: “The collaboration with Hasselt University Transportation Research Institute is part of the active international activities that the centre is developing to establish novel and sound research programs that yield to economically feasible, socially viable and environmental friendly solutions to transportation and traffic safety issues in the State of Qatar and the international community.”