The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received an academic delegation from the Portuguese Polytechnic Institute (IPCA), headed by Dr. Maria Fernandes, to discuss possible paths of cooperation between the two parties.
At a meeting attended by the Vice President for Scientific Research and Development and the deans of the PSUT Schools, Prof. Al-Refai gave a summary of the University’s most important achievements at the local and international levels, including joint programs arranged with countries of the European Union and the USA. These efforts follow the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, to strengthen its international ties in a bid to put PSUT among the ranks of prestigious international universities. On behalf of the University, Dr. Walid Salameh spoke about the importance of European projects and ways in which to participate and work on their development.
The visiting delegation expressed its pride in PSUT, the prestige it has achieved, and the excellence track record of its students. The guests gave an overview of the Institute's activities in terms of research projects and study programs, as well as expressing their desire to strengthen and deepen relations with PSUT through the preparation of academic programs and joint research projects.
The Director of International Relations and the spokesperson for the Institute, Adriana Carvalo, stated that the Institute is ready to strengthen cooperation with universities all around the world, which reflects positively on the educational environment, and helps the academic body and students to benefit from the expertise and experiences of others in their field.
The Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave was founded in 1994 and is located in Barcelos, northern Portugal. It contributes to the development of society and works to stimulate cultural creativity, applied research, and the promotion of human thought.