Energy giant offers university's students with range of learning opportunities with three-year Memorandum of Understanding
Kuwait City, Kuwait; April 9, 2013: Students at Kuwait University's College of Engineering & Petroleum now have further opportunities to gain firsthand industry knowledge with the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the university and TOTAL. The MoU, which was signed by today at dean meeting room, provides the opportunity for selected qualified students to access scholarships and internships, along with the chance to participate in specially designed conferences on about oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical science and energy technology. Furthermore, it opens the door for the organization of specific courses as well as lectures and conferences related to the oil and gas industry.
This initiative is part of TOTAL's on-going commitment to fostering partnerships with leading universities, which develop local human capital and contribute to further economic growth in its host countries. TOTAL, through these targeted initiatives, also seeks to fulfil its anticipated human resource needs by ensuring the sufficient availability of qualified recruits in its key markets.
Established in 1966, Kuwait University is the country's first public research university. Its College of Petroleum & Engineering awards Bachelors of Engineering degrees in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial & Management Systems, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering, and Architecture, and offers graduate programmes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Petroleum Engineering.
“At TOTAL, education is one of our highest priorities,” said Lionel Levha, TOTAL's General Manager in Kuwait. “We are fully committed to facilitating economic and human development in our host countries, while broadening knowledge access and fostering diverse and valuable talent. By partnering with Kuwait University, we seek to empower and nurture students by deepening their knowledge of the industry and developing the many skillsets that the energy sector will require over the coming years.”
TOTAL is the world's fifth-largest publicly traded international oil company and is a leading chemicals producer. The company has operations in more than 130 markets and employs a staff of over 96,000. It currently conducts exploration and production operations in more than 40 countries across the globe.