The U of HQIS signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday January 15, 2018, at Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, with the Islamic University of Minnesota, U.S.A which included exchange of students and scientific cooperation in the relevant fields.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Prof. Sumaya Abu-Kashawa, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and officials of the two institutions.

Professor Ahmed Said Salman, the Vice Chancellor of the University, said: "The actual implementation of agreement will start with annexes which specify the implementation, provisions, means and obligations of all the programs and projects mentioned in this memorandum.

On his part, Prof. Waleed Al-Meneese, Vice President of the Islamic University of Minnesota, expressed his thanks to the U of HQIS, appreciating the efforts being exerted by the University adding that "the U of HQIS is a role model for us".

Prof. Al-Meneese further described the agreement as a starting point for cooperation between the two universities.