PSUT seeks paths of cooperation with scientists participating in the World Science Forum, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:15


The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, met with a number of scientists participating in the World Science Forum 2017 to discuss possible channels of cooperation in academic and research work in the fields of engineering, business technology and technical technology. One avenue explored was the joint cooperation mechanism between Princess Sumaya University for Technology and the University of Sydney in Australia in the field of robotics and smart systems, through which the two parties can collaborate on research to provide assistance and solutions to their local communities. On the sidelines of this cooperation, Professor Salah Sukkarieh held a meeting with a number of the University’s deans and professors where he presented his most important advancements in the field of robotics and how their use can benefit society, and put forward a mechanism of cooperation between the two parties.

Prof. Al-Refai also discussed with Sheikh Dr. Khalid Al Khalifa, President of the University College of Bahrain, channels of cooperation through the adoption and launch of joint programs in the field of Business Administration and the exchange of students between the two parties. He also explored possible means of cooperation with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, which seeks to launch joint programs in the fields of technology security systems and their management.

Furthermore, paths of cooperation were discussed with Mr. Sanad Bashnaq, a microelectronics expert at Toshiba Corporation, Japan. During the opening ceremony of the World Science Forum 2017, Mr. Bashnaq presented a robot, which was manufactured in Japan, to the University so that it can undergo the completion of its development and have its technical language translated into Arabic at Princess Sumaya University Technology using technologies currently being created and developed by PSUT students. Also under discussion were training opportunities for the University’s students in the ICT sector.

Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai also met with Professor Munir Nayfeh, founder of Nanotechnology at the University of Illinois, USA, and discussed ways in which the two parties could collaborate in the field of research, focusing on overcoming the difficulties that hinder and diminish research progress.