ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and Qatar University (QU) have since 2009 shared a commitment to advancing science and technology in Qatar through research and development, and to promoting academic excellence through strategic investment in human capital, innovative technology and state-of-the-art facilities. To bolster these efforts, EMRQ and QU signed an agreement in 2015 to launch the Qatar University ExxonMobil Research Scholars Program.
The ExxonMobil Research Scholars Program will not only promote academic and industry relations, but will foster innovation and facilitate the development and use of state-of-the-art technology, helping to prepare students for success in a dynamic and changing global economy. QU and EMRQ will also mutually support a number of post-graduate research projects in the fields of environmental risk assessment and monitoring and water re-use. These research projects are intended to lead to academic publications, which encourage the academic development of students.