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QU and IEI launched the Centenary International Engineering Congress | Qatar University

QU and IEI launched the Centenary International Engineering Congress

2019-09-26 00:00:00.0
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Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Institution of Engineers, India (IEI) launched the Centenary International Engineering Congress (CIEC) at Qatar University (QU) to discuss several topics related to “Smart Engineering - State of the Art Technologies in Oil & Gas and Infrastructure Development.” IEI also celebrated Engineer’s Day on 27 September 2019 at Al Dana Club, West Bay, which is observed worldwide on 15 September annually.

The opening session featured speeches by QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Mr. P. Kumaran, IEI President Dr. Er. TM Gunaraja and Chief Advisor Partnerships, Dr. Nabeel Al-Salem from Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI).

In his speech, QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham said, “It is an honor to attend today’s International Engineering Congress in partnership with the Institution of Engineers, India, which has been active in promoting professional activities, supporting students and spreading technological activities across India since its inception in 1920. The conference will shed light on the latest innovations and technology in the engineering sector in the presence of experts and professionals from Qatar, India and other countries across the world.”

In his speech, Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Mr. P. Kumaran said, “It is a moment of pride for the entire engineering community in India and in Qatar, as we celebrate the 100th year of the IEI. The IEI is the largest multidisciplinary professional body encompassing 15 engineering disciplines, and provides a robust platform for sharing and exchanging professional ideas and knowledge. It has a vast membership base and operates through its 123 centers located across India and six overseas chapters, including Qatar.”

In his comment, CENG Dean Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji said, “The conference will discuss different advanced and state-of-the-art technologies and technological innovations of integrated engineering processes for the development of petrochemical and civil infrastructure.”

QF RDI Chief Advisor Partnerships, Dr. Nabeel Al-Salem, delivered an insightful talk highlighting Qatar Foundation’s leading role in establishing a nation-wide culture of research, and fostering a vibrant ecosystem of research, development, and innovation in Qatar. He said, “Through this ecosystem, QF RDI nurtures and empowers students, researchers, technologists, and professionals to contribute in novel and innovative ways. We recognize that the next logical step from research and development is innovation and commercialization. Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), part of QF RDI and home to some of the largest global technology companies and promising startups, takes pride in its 10 years of impactful achievements for Qatar.”

In his speech, IEI President Dr. Er. TM Gunaraja said, “Since its inception, the Qatar Chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India) has been rendering dedicated and uninterrupted professional services to the engineering community of Qatar, consistent with the vision and objectives of the IEI, for the last 29 years. Key activities include regular technical seminars and workshops, promoting the general advancement of engineering and technology, while also providing a platform for rich technical interactions that support the continuous professional development of the engineering community of Qatar.”

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  • The opening session featured a speeche by QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham
  • The conference discusses 'Smart Engineering - State of the Art Technologies in Oil & Gas and Infrastructure Development'
  • Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Mr. P. Kumaran
  • QF RDI Chief Advisor Partnerships, Dr. Nabeel Al-Salem, delivered an insightful talk
  • QU and IEI launched the Centenary International Engineering Congress
  • IEI President Dr. Er. TM Gunaraja