Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) & Membership

His Highness, Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, signed an agreement with Royal Botanical Garden in UK (Kew) to establish Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium (SSBH) for the documentation and conservation of the Sharjah plants. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, has provided technical support in establishing the SSBH though the memorandum of understanding. Sharjah Research Academy (SRA) supports applied research for conservation of desert environments and natural resources carried out at SSBH.

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Dr. Stephen Wells, President of the Desert Research Institute, DRI, in the US State of Nevada, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sharjah Research Academy and DRI.
The MoU aims to support desert research in the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE, along with protecting natural and environmental life and increasing plant and livestock production under different desert conditions. The MoU was signed when H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan received Dr. Wells and his accompanying delegation at the Sharjah Research Academy. Dr. Wells and the delegation has visited Sharjah to strengthen cooperation between the Institute and academic institutions in the emirate. His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between scientific research centers and institutes to maintain the environmental life and achieve sustainable development.

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between the Sharjah Research Academy and University of Queensland, to enhance educational and academic co-operation. Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute at University of Queensland signed the MoU on behalf of the university. Under the MoU, the two parties will co-operate in scientific studies of the oceans and coastal areas, water sustainability, food system domains, and renewable and clean energy systems by carrying out joint research and scientists and researchers exchange, as well as organising joint academic programmes between the two sides. Professor Dr. Amr Abdul Hamid, Director General of the Sharjah Research Academy, said that the MoU was within the framework of Sharjah’s keenness to benefit from the expertise of global research and academic institutions aiming to enhance research work at the academy.

SRA has a MoU with LNEC which is the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering in Portugal, in order to exchange research on the feasibility of different infrastructure in warm environments. This MoU falls in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to support and guide researchers in a way that serves the best interests of academia.

SRA has a MoU with Uruk, that aims at providing a basic structure and mechanism of action advisory services, and to determine the employment relationship besides the goals of the two sides, also to come up with the best practices for the services agreed upon.

SRA has a MoU with OMAINTEC which is the Arab Institute of Operation and Maintenance. Prof. Mufid is a board member of Omaintec. The aim of this institute is to improve and promote the engineering sector through the development of professional competence to the works of operation and maintenance.

SRA is a member of the Advisory Committee at Dubai Central Laboratories (DCL) in Dubai Municipality. The committee is to overlook the activities of DCL which aims to give a better confidence for products on a global level through the application of federal and local regulations, and maintain the quality of products traded in Dubai in terms of health and safety requirements where sustainability and comfort of living ingredients for success are available.

SRA is a member of the Advisory Committee at Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) in Dubai Municipality for the effective implementation of the requirements of laboratories accreditation, and to ensure access to expertise. The committee is considered as a forum for discussion of all questions related to accreditation of laboratories and listening.

SRA has a MoU with the Middle East Dry Mix Mortar Association (MEDMA). It is the association for the promotion of Dry mix Mortars for better, faster, longer-lasting and quality minded construction in the Middle East.