Qatar in research deals with Japan institutes

 23 Apr 2014 - 4:07

H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser examines a robot at the Science Square in Tsukuba City yesterday. AR Al-Baker

Tsukuba City, Japan: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), yesterday led a high-level QF Research and Development visit to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) here. 
Sheikha Moza held a roundtable discussion with AIST President Dr Ryoji Chubachi and other representatives of the institute, whose mission is to use green technology to build an environment-friendly, healthy and safe society. 
“Qatar Foundation welcomes your insights and experiences of helping to build a sustainable industrial society, in particular with regard to water and energy security,” said Sheikha Moza.
The roundtable discussion focused on photovoltaic and energy storage programmes, and culminated in the signature of a Letter of Intent between AIST and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). 
Sheikha Moza and the accompanying delegation later visited the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), which is a leading global Institute for Materials research. They held a discussion with NIMS senior management, including President Dr Sukekatsu Ushioda, to explore potential synergies between NIMS and QEERI in materials technology and photovoltaics. 
The meeting concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to encourage joint research activities and exchanges between NIMS and QEERI. Sheikha Moza was accompanied by a high-level scientific delegation including President of QF Research and Development, Faisal Alsuwaidi, and Executive Director of QEERI, Dr Mohammad Khaleel. QNA