Prince Sultan University and Schneider Electric Company signed a memorandum of understanding that covers cooperative in the areas of research, development, training, and Electrical Engineering Department graduates.
The agreement was signed by Dean of the College of Engineering Dr. Abdulاakim Almajed, while Schneider Electric Company was represented by the CEO of the company, Eng. Muhammad Shaheen. The agreement aims to support cooperation between the two parties in the fields of energy, automation and digitization, as Schneider Electric, through its global experience in this field, supports the university to benefit from the latest devices and technologies manufactured by Schneider Company. Training students on the latest knowledge, in addition to providing the opportunity to transfer knowledge to students through specialized training programs.
The terms of the agreement included facilitating cooperation between the two parties in an effective way to promote and encourage cooperation between them through the establishment of a PLC center. The idea is to introduce the student to the latest technologies in programming the logic controller to help control manufacturing processes and production lines, which will help improve manufacturing procedures and reduce manufacturing costs.
On this occasion, Dr. Dhafer Almekhles, chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department, said that the signing of this agreement between Prince Sultan University and Electric Company is an important step to strengthen partnership with the private sector and link the academic and research side to the practical side. He also added that this agreement works to refine and develop the skills of electrical engineering students. In the field of industrial automation and future industries and production lines, he also thanked the CEO of Schneider Electric, Eng. Muhammad Shaheen and his team for their efforts and participation in qualifying our electrical engineering department students to become leaders in digital transformation, which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aspires to become a global center for industries according to Vision 2030.
This agreement is part of a series of collaboration agreements between the university and other companies, and authorities with the aim of generating beneficial collaboration, combining efforts, and furthering advancement in the field of education and training.