16/09/14 12:42 PM
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar’s (WCMC-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals, a program inspired by the Qatar Vision 2030 for the country to develop a knowledge-based economy, will recommence in January 2015.
The research training program is a unique opportunity for Qatari college graduates with an interest in biomedical research to gain hands on experience in world-class research laboratories at WCMC-Q.
Although the program is aimed at recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career as a bench or clinical researcher, or research administrator, applications will be welcomed from nationals with a variety of degrees, for example computer science, business management or communication.
The training program is a full-time, six-month employment commitment with trainees receiving a graduation certificate upon completion.
15/09/14 3:25 PM
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is this month hosting a captivating calligraphy exhibition titled ‘The Arabic Script’ to promote a greater understanding of the cultural, religious, and artistic significance of this fascinating art form.
The exhibition, organised by Qatar Foundation Community Services, is open to the public from 9am to 6pm at the AaQool Atrium in the Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre within Education City until 30 September.
The artistic collection has been thoughtfully assembled by private collector Engineer Ibrahim Fakhroo, who has made a remarkable effort to gather these timeless pieces during his travels around the world. The display includes authentic calligraphy artworks dating as far back as the 9th Century, and showcases the finest pieces from famous calligraphers Hamdulla Al-Amasi and Hafiz Osman, in addition to the exceptional work of Qatari calligrapher Ali Hassan Al Jaber.
The opening of the exhibition, which aims to shed light on the beauty and evolution of Islamic calligraphy over the centuries, was attended by a number of senior representatives from Qatar Foundation, including Engineer Jassim Telefat, Group Executive Director of Qatar Foundation Capital Projects and Facilities Management, and Mohammed Al Naimi, Recreation Services Manager at Qatar Foundation Support Services.
10/09/14 2:56 PM
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) welcomed 71 new full time Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts students to Qatar Foundation’s campus.
This fall semester, VCUQatar welcomes the third group of students into the new BA program in art history. This is the first non-studio degree offered by the branch campus and is intended to support the development of the cultural infrastructure in Qatar.
The incoming BFA and BA classes of 2018 represent a truly diverse student body with nearly 60 percent Qatari students and the remaining international students from Qatar, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Hungary, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
10/09/14 2:32 PM
A dramatic change in the way people travel throughout Qatar Foundation’s campus is moving closer, as a transport network that will minimize the use of private vehicles at Qatar Foundation (QF) is due to become operational by the fall of 2016.
The first tracks for trams that will be a key aspect of QF’s People Mover System are now being laid, with a viaduct being constructed and stations having already been partly built at several QF campus parking lots as the scheme continues to take shape.
The project will support QF’s vision for sustainability by reducing reliance on car use, with the trams having the potential to be the most energy-efficient form of public transport in the Middle East.