Petroleum Institute and Johannes Kepler University sign MoU
The Petroleum Institute, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and the Austrian University Johannes Kepler in Linz have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on exchange of expertise and research activities.
Abdul Moneim Al Kindi, ADCO CEO and deputy chairman of PI governing board, and Dr. Ismael A. Tag, Acting President and Provost of PI, and Dr. Richard Richard Hagelauer, Rector Johannes Kepler University signed the agreement.
The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Michael Spindelegger Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria and Prof. Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Director External Relations ‘&’ Collaborations at PI along with Peter Mackay, Austrian Ambassador and other officials.
Eng. Al Kindi stated that the signing of this MoU stems from both parties’ belief in the importance of education and its role in speeding the social and economic sustainable development, in embodiment of the leadership’s wise vision in guaranteeing the UAE nationals prosperity and ensuring opportunities that help them accomplish their education and future goals.
On his part , the Austrian minister welcomed the academic collaboration expressing an anticipation in enhancing relations on all levels between the two countries, emphasizing the depth of friendship between the UAE an Austria.
For his part, Dr. Ismael Tag stated that the agreement is for four years and serves ADNOC and all its affiliated companies specialized in innovating high value plastic solutions. The agreement includes arranging exchange visits for students and teachers in order to introduce available possibilities and exchange of information, as well as open new fields of cooperation with Scientific research parties in Austria.
Dr. Tag added that this agreement allows PI students to enroll in PhD programs in JKU and carry out researches and projects related to the UAE needs in Oil and Gas fields.
Source: WAM,Abu Dhabi
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