This project aims to serve engineering students at the College of Engineering, boost their innovation capabilities, create students’ projects and prototypes and serve the neighborhood. The agreement in between SQU and Orpic is facilitated by Jusoor, a non-profit social duty organisation founded by Orpic, Sohar Aluminium and Vale.
The letter of agreement was signed on by H E Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, vice chancellor of SQU, and Dr Hilal Abdullah al Hinai, GM, Corporate Support Services, Orpic. The ceremony was attended by prof Amer Ali al Rawas, deputy vice chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service, SQU, and prof Hadj Bourdoucen, dean of College of Engineering as nicely as Orpic representatives. The RO200,000 funded design and style lab by Orpic will permit students of the College of Engineering to create their capabilities in the different engineering fields, boost their revolutionary and design and style abilities, and capabilities to implement models of engineering projects. Such abilities are anticipated to contribute to the establishment of tiny and medium enterprises that will market the improvement of the sultanate’s economy and strengthen cooperation in between the university and the industrial sector. The design and style lab will also contribute to serve the neighborhood service by building teaching programmes, functioning on R&D and provide coaching in engineering sectors.
Dr Hinai stated that the signing of this cooperation agreement with the SQU is element of Orpic’s social duty programme, which is primarily based on the principle of implementing sustainable and public advantage projects.
He stated, “The company focuses on projects that benefit all segments of society driven by its value to serve Oman and customers with pride. The engineering design lab, which is being established in cooperation between Orpic and SQU, will undoubtedly serve a large segment of students and provide them with a friendly environment for practical applications on the engineering design side. Our partnership with the SQU to fund the establishment of the Engineering Design Lab is vital cooperation.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily