Sharjah, UAE: H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and Chancellor of the Sharjah University, today at the office of the Ruler in the University, witnessed the signing of an agreement to establish a new chair in the name of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority to support research and educational activities of the university, research and development and scientific studies in various fields of energy and ways to manage water resources, at a cost of AED10 million.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Rashid Al Leem, the Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority , and Dr. Hamid Mjul Al Naimi, Director of the Sharjah University.
The agreement comes within the framework of cooperation between the government and educational institutions for the development of research and for paying attention to vital issues in the community, particularly with regard to rationalisation of energy, water consumption and energy efficiency in order to maintain the available resources and achieve sustainable development, as well as to contribute to the development of the local community by providing various educational, scientific and rehabilitative services.
The agreement provides funding for the new chair to the tune of AED10 million over five years to support research and development and scientific studies in the following areas: in the field of research about energy, development of sustainable energy policies in the emirate of Sharjah and across the UAE, conducting and following up on applied scientific research related to the rationalisation of energy consumption and its effectiveness, conducting and following up applied scientific research relevant to techniques and uses of alternative and renewable energy, and conducting and following up applied scientific research related to optimal distribution of energy and optimal management of assets.
Along with Dr. Sheikh Sultan, the signing of agreement was attended by Dr. Amr Abdul Hamid, Adviser to the Ruler of Sharjah for Higher Education, Dr. Rashad Salem, Director of Al Qasimiyah University, Dr. Rashad Salem, Director of Al Qasimiyah University and other senior officials.
© Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2015
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