QU and Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica Sign Agreement
13 October 2021

QU and Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica Sign Agreement

Doha, October 13 (QNA) - Qatar University (QU) and the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica to the State of Qatar sign a letter of intent to develop friendly international cooperation in accordance to the two parties’ interests through developing programs of academic and scholarly exchanges and for establishing a long-term mutually beneficial association. The agreement signed by QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham and HE Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica to the State of Qatar Mariano Segura, comes in the framework of an official visit conducted by HE Vice President of Costa Rica Marvin Rodrguez Cordero, to Qatar University. Vice President HE Marvin Rodrguez Cordero commented saying, "The contribution of public and private universities, in association with State institutions, private companies and communities, constitutes an innovative initiative and disruptive for the promotion of productive and social development of those peripheral and impoverished territories." He adds, "Both the government institutions and universities need to work hard for the empowerment and autonomy of all communities and of all new social and productive enterprises that are established." QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham commented saying, "The signed MOU today is in line with QUs strategy to expand its Graduate Studies program and enrich it with the best talents worldwide. Through this cooperation, we open an opportunity for distinguished and talented students from Central and South America the opportunity to be a part of Qatar University’s distinctive graduate community renowned for academic excellence." In turn, HE Ambassador Mariano Seguro said during the signing, "Agreements such as the one signed today are very profitable for both countries. Therefore, from our representation in Qatar, we assume the commitment to work hand in hand with Qatar University, thinking not only in strengthening diplomatic ties that unite our countries but also of the well-being of our students, teaching staff and the future of education." Both parties agree to exercise their best efforts to establish ties of friendship and cooperation; establish specific QU scholarship schemes and reciprocal scholarships at interested Costa Rican institutions; promote mutual understanding, academic collaboration, cultural and personnel exchanges; and work toward more formal, complex, and binding agreements. In line with its 2018-2022 transformation strategy, QU is keen to strengthen effective international partnerships in strategic areas and foster effective engagement with international stakeholders to enrich education, strengthen research, impact socio-economic development and enhance visibility and image. (QNA)