Kyambogo University to collaborate with CNOOC in Students Internship, Recruitment of graduates, Joint research among other areas
Today Kyambogo university Management has accepted the proposal of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to collaborate with the University in areas of internship, employment of graduates, Joint research, technology transfer, among others.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka – Rwakishaya said that this is a good opportunity since Kyambogo University is the largest University in Engineering, it would generate knowledge in oil and Gas and also lead to Human Resource Development. He said that KyU and CNOOC in this collaboration should organize and facilitate joint online public lectures where students of Engineering can attend and get more knowledge on what happens in the world of industry. This was during a consultative meeting held in the University Council room.
In her presentation during the consultative meeting, the Dean Faculty of Engineering Dr. Catherine Wandera said that Potential areas of Collaboration would include Curriculum Review, Establishment of relevant facilities for training, Industrial Training Attachment (Internship), Research (Joint identification of relevant research topics and data collection), Mentorship of Students.
There would also be staff exchanges to enable academic staff to participate in CNOOC activities and trainings; and CNOOC staff to participate in KyU activities. Kyambogo University would also provide CNOOC with graduate trainees.
Mr. Gao Qiang who represented the Vice President for China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) said that this collaboration would focus on Internship, Recruitment of graduates, Joint research, Scholarships, Training, information exchange, Public lectures as well as Organizing symposia, conferences, short courses and participating in industrial, academic, cultural and social activities.
There will be a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties that would guide this collaboration. Students that will benefit include those that are pursuing; Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Management, Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering, Bachelor Science in Chemical and Processing Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Environmental Science Technology and Management