13 October 2015

Maastricht University and Qatar University to collaborate on medical education and research

On 11 October, Maastricht University (UM) signed an agreement with the College of Medicine (CMED) at Qatar University (QU) to establish cooperation in education, medical research and staff/student exchange.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UM President Prof Martin Paul and QU President Dr Hassan Al-Derham in Doha, Qatar. The terms of the agreement include collaboration for CMED’s academic and administrative staff development, curriculum development, faculty visits and training, as well as staff and student exchange activities. Both institutions will also organize joint research programs and projects in areas related to medical education. 

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UM President Prof Martin Paul and QU President Dr Hassan Al-Derham in Doha, Qatar. The terms of the agreement include collaboration for CMED’s academic and administrative staff development, curriculum development, faculty visits and training, as well as staff and student exchange activities. Both institutions will also organize joint research programs and projects in areas related to medical education. 

Dr Al-Derham said: “QU is pleased to partner with Maastricht University which will contribute to enriching CMED’s curriculum and serving students in their journey towards becoming distinguished medical professionals. This agreement is in line with QU’s commitment to meeting the national need for highly-competent locally-trained physicians by building capacity in clinical practice, medical education and research to contribute to driving the healthcare sector’s growth and development.”

Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. More information: www.qu.edu.qa