London universities in Qatar partnership drive

Eleven of London’s main universities have used an revolutionary exhibition at Katara Cultural Village to share information about new applied sciences and spotlight alternatives for collaboration with establishments and people in Qatar.

The exhibition, by the London Universities Worldwide Partnership (LUIP) and backed by the £2m GREAT UK Problem Fund, a part of the UK Authorities’s GREAT Britain Marketing campaign, explored the position of data and expertise within the improvement of ‘Sensible Cities’, in help of Qatar’s Nationwide Imaginative and prescient 2030.

The showcase, designed to characterize the move of the River Thames in London, demonstrated how London’s universities are educating the subsequent era of metropolis leaders, educators, planners, creatives, medics, researchers and builders. It explored a lot of themes together with constructing on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Video games by engaged on tasks aimed toward making communities more healthy and drawing on the creativity of the revitalised space across the Olympic Park in East London. Different concepts on present included initiatives to construct sustainable houses and workplaces, tasks to watch the standard of meals for people and animals, and a programme about how faculties can produce the leaders of the longer term.

London’s Deputy Mayor for Surroundings and Power Matthew Pencharz, who has championed using know-how to assist cities modernise and performance extra effectively, stated: “Collaboration between universities in London and Qatar-based establishments and people continues to develop and we’re eager to construct on that relationship to forge extra partnerships sooner or later.

“It’s the sharing of present considering and analysis on sensible cities via to the educating of the subsequent era of metropolis planners – whether or not that be city planners, civil engineers or extra doubtless technologists who’re creating new apps and programmes – that may proceed to have profound results on in the present day’s cities and the way all of us stay. 

“The LUIP showcase at Katara is an excellent demonstration of the depth of creativity and concepts in London’s universities, which in flip can help Qatar.”

Greater than 100,000 worldwide college students from over 200 nations select to review in London annually. The British capital is a trusted vacation spot for college kids and accreditations earned within the UK are recognised and revered everywhere in the world.

The British Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Ajay Sharma, stated: “The connection between college students from Qatar and the UK is robust and enduring. So lots of Qatar’s main figures have hung out learning within the UK and I’m delighted that every yr this determine will increase. I’m positive this can proceed to be the case as demonstrated by the excessive degree of curiosity within the London Universities Worldwide Partnership showcase at Katara. Britain is properly positioned, by means of its world class instructional establishments, to help Qatar in constructing a knowledge-based financial system which is prime to delivering the 2030 Nationwide Imaginative and prescient. This is a vital a part of the partnership between the UK and Qatar, which I’m dedicated to supporting.”

Jennifer Parsons, LUIP Chair, added: “Our go to to Qatar has been an incredible success with many individuals and organisations expressing an curiosity in collaborating throughout a variety of areas, together with schooling, sports activities and aeronautics amongst others. The shared historical past between London and Qatar creates a degree of belief that’s important for efficient collaboration. Thanks to everybody in Qatar who’ve made our go to so profitable.”

The LUIP showcase at Katara was designed by a Center East graduate from the Architectural Affiliation Faculty of Structure in the UK.

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