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KU and Global Energy Association Sign Agreement to Cooperate in Energy-Related Areas

September 25, 2019

Khalifa University and the Global Energy Association, a non-governmental organization focused on developing industry research and promoting energy cooperation, have signed a memorandum to strengthen their partnership in energy-related areas.

The ‘Partnership and Cooperation Memorandum’ was signed by Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Ignatov Aleksandr Iurevich, President, Global Energy Association, on the sidelines of the 24th World Energy Congress held recently at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Officials from both partners including Dr Steve Griffiths, Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University, and others were present on the occasion.

Under the partnership, the two organizations will continue building academic and research ties between the UAE and Russia across all energy-related areas. These ties include the joint promotion of Global Energy Association award programs, as well as organizing of conferences and workshops focusing mostly on research and innovation.

The Global Energy Association’s Global Energy Prize is an international award, which recognizes outstanding scientific innovations and solutions in energy research and its concurrent environmental challenges.  Presented each year, the award winners collectively receive a cash prize of RUB39 million (around US$600,000). Previous winners include prominent scientists such as Arthur Rosenfeld from the US (for his pioneering work in energy-efficient buildings), Akira Yoshino from Japan (for the invention of lithium ion batteries), and Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson from Iceland (for developing hydrogen into a viable alternative power source in Iceland).

The Association manages the Global Energy Prize, organizes the eponymous summit, and implements the Global Energy Youth Program.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
25 September 2019

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