University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) recently welcomed a special visit from Lord Mayor of the City of London Nicholas Lyons.
The visit forged and strengthened ties between UDST and the City of London around their shared commitment to technological and educational advancement, and enabled the University to showcase its innovative approach to education and training specifically around the subjects of banking, fintech, digital communications and cybersecurity.
The delegation included His Excellency Jon Wilks CMG, British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, and other key officials from the British Embassy, Daniel Rathwell, Director of Trade, Investment and UK Export Finance, and Ann-Mhairi Wilson, Senior Commercial Attaché, Investment and Financial Services. The distinguished guests were treated to an exclusive tour of the educational Banking and Fintech Trading Room at UDST’s College of Business, followed by a visit to the College of Computing and Information Technology, with special emphasis on its Cybersecurity Lab, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab, and the Digital Communication and Media Production (DCMP) Lab.
Dr. Salem Al Naemi, President of UDST, said, “Hosting such an important British delegation is a significant event for us. It gave us the opportunity to highlight UDST’s research and practice in pivotal areas like banking, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, and to provide a vibrant snapshot of the innovative and progressive work undertaken by students and faculty members alike.” The Universitys Banking and Fintech Trading Room in particular, inaugurated in April 2022 as the first of its kind in the region, blends financial theory and practical skills helping to prepare students for the complex world of international finance and trading. The goal is to cultivate students’ abilities and expertise in a practical environment, ensuring the graduation of competent individuals able to seamlessly transition into the global business workforce.
Nicholas Lyons, who is the 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London, said, “It is a pleasure to be visiting the LSEG Data and Trading lab at the UDST. Promoting financial literacy and financial inclusion are key elements of my Mayoral theme and its great to see this being put into practice here. With the world facing an increasingly challenging economic outlook, equipping everyone with these core skills will be essential in delivering social mobility, empowering the productive power of every consumer and driving future economic growth.” The visit also served to further build and enhance connections between UDST and the British Embassy, promote a unified approach towards technological and educational advancements, and recognize the impactful research and innovations happening at the University.
Source: Qatar News Agency