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KUWAIT CITY, July 6: Kuwait University Director Dr. Yousef Al-Roumi affirmed on Tuesday the university’s keenness to harness all its capabilities for the students and qualify them for the labor market in the country. This came in Al-Roumi’s statement to reporters after inaugurating and sponsoring the 41st Engineering Design Exhibition, which was organized by the College of Engineering and Petroleum at the Kuwait University represented by the Engineering Training Center and Graduates, with the support of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences for 163 innovative projects and will last for two days at the Cultural Center in Sabah Al-Salem University City. Al-Roumi explained that this year’s engineering design exhibition proved the extent of the university’s excellence and capabilities, from academic staff and students, to its achievement, indicating that the projects in the exhibition are creative and new, and deserve adoption and implementation on the ground.
He called on interested parties, companies, and engineering institutions to attend and see the creative projects participating in the exhibition, pointing out that coordination has been made with the dean of the college to list all the participating projects, put the most prominent ones, and write to international bodies to implement them on the ground, in addition to implementing a number of them in the construction projects of Kuwait University.
For his part, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Petroleum, Dr. Ayed Salman, stressed in a speech during the opening of the college’s keenness to graduate a constellation qualified for the engineering labor market and to prove its ability to make a positive impact on all the needs of the engineering market. Salman said that the exhibition is one of the examples and evidence of their ability to compete with the best minds and the most interesting ideas, as it includes vivid stories of success and examples of the bright future that awaits these students and graduates.
For her part, the representative of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Dr. Khawla Al-Shayji, urged in a similar speech the need to invest in these projects by marketing them to decision-makers to implement them on the ground as they are attractive projects designed with youthful ideas capable of placing Kuwait on the world map in industrial and technological development.
Al-Shayji said that this responsibility placed on the Foundation’s shoulders requires unremitting efforts to achieve the noble goals for which the Foundation was established and to implement the vision of the wise leadership to make the Foundation a unique scientific edifice that contributes to strengthening and supporting the science, technology and innovation system in Kuwait.
On his part, the Director of the Engineering Training Center and graduates, Dr. Duaij Al-Rukaibi, said in a similar speech that the exhibition includes seven fields, the first of which is the field of industry and construction, the second area is clean energy and natural resources, the third is infrastructure, the fourth is technical, digital and communications sciences, the fifth is artificial intelligence and robotics, and the sixth is mechanization and engineering productivity.
Al-Rukaibi added that the last field is the sustainable environment, which is the use of processes that achieve distinctive human life in harmony with sustainability with engineering solutions, in addition to restoring the original relationship between man and nature in pursuit of health and well-being. The exhibition includes projects created by college students for the final year within the engineering design course, as well as scientific projects from various disciplines of the college, with the participation of 580 male and female students.(KUNA)