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Universities of Cyprus and Texas A&M University at Qatar sign agreement

28 January, 2014

The University of Cyprus Research Centre for Sustainable Energy (FOSS) and Texas A&M University at Qatar have signed an agreement with the aim to explore sustainable energy partnerships.

The agreement forms part of the official visit of the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades, to the State of Qatar and the Qatar-Cyprus business forum.

The agreement seeks to expand research endeavors in the sustainable energy arena and was signed yesterday at the University’s Engineering building. It will encourage the enrolment of qualified students in new academic programs, explore opportunities to exchange faculty for joint teaching and research programs and explore avenues for strengthening relationships and furthering excellence in education in both Qatar and Cyprus.

The Director of FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, Dr George E. Georghiou, said: “This agreement provides a first class opportunity for the two institutions to explore synergies in fields of mutual interest such as solar energy, smart grids, distributed generation, natural gas etc.”

The Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M at Qatar, Dr Kenneth Hall, said: "This agreement to cooperate with the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy at the University of Cyprus represents an exciting opportunity for Texas A&M at Qatar to expand its international collaborations in research areas of immediate interest to the State of Qatar. We welcome this opportunity to work with our colleagues in Cyprus."