Prime Minister Visits Qatar Foundation’s Tent at Darb El-Saai

10/12/14 8:25 AM

At the opening of the National Day celebrations, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, visited the tent of Qatar Foundation (QF) at the Darb El-Saai grounds.

His Excellency the Prime Minister was given a special presentation about Qatar Foundation’s various events and activities during the central National Day Celebrations, which showcase QF’s pride in Qatar and foster an engaged society appreciative of the Qatari national identity and heritage.

The tent received many visitors of all ages and backgrounds in its first day of National Day activities. The creative events helped introduce the public to Qatar Foundation’s many initiatives and achievements supporting the nation in building a knowledge-based economy by unlocking human potential.

The events started with students of QF member, Qatar Leadership Academy, raising the national flag. The tent then opened to visitors who were taken through a journey of discovery, highlighting Qatar Foundation’s achievements since its launch in 1995 to the present day. Every visitor got a Qatar Foundation Passport to Unlock Human Potential, a brochure listing the various events taking place at the venue, and each left with a souvenir gift.

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Qatar Foundation Stadium Design Unveiled

07/12/14 9:25 PM

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Qatar Foundation (QF) has unveiled the design for Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health & Wellness Center, a Host Venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, which will be able to stage matches up and to the quarter finals of the tournament.
The reveal of the stadium, which was managed jointly between the Supreme Committee and Qatar Foundation, took place on the fourth anniversary of Qatar winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and is one of five stadiums that will be under construction by the SC and its partners by the end of 2014.

Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, President of Qatar Foundation, said: “Founded on the three strategic pillars of education, science and community development, Qatar Foundation’s mission to unlock human potential supports the country’s work to deliver the Qatar National Vision 2030. The Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health & Wellness Center will deliver a rich and sustainable sports and health legacy for the QF community and people of Qatar, and help the nation achieve future successes long after the tournament.”
He continued: “In addition to supporting Qatar’s unique heritage and culture, we are proud that the environmentally sustainable concept and design of the stadium offers the inspiration for people around the world to adopt greener lifestyles.”

RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects is the Design Consultant for QF Stadium, while Astad Project Management serves as the Project Manager. The development of QF Stadium, and the associated Health & Wellness Center, will be overseen by the Qatar Foundation Capital Projects Directorate.

The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 40,000 and as with all proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup™ venues, will feature innovative cooling technology, which will provide comfortable playing and viewing conditions for fans and players alike.
The design of the state-of-the-art stadium will see light filtered through complex geometrical patterns, an innovative and unique element of the stadium design, and will be located at Education City.

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HBKU celebrates Qatar National Day by holding a special session titled "Conversations & Karak"

01/12/14 12:28 PM

As part of Qatar National Day celebrations, HBKU is holding a special session titled "Conversations & Karak: Qatari youth on shaping the future of Qatar" with five young Qatari individuals who are making an impact in the worlds of arts and culture, sports, entrepreneurship, education, and community development.
The event is open to all, so please come and join the discussion. Panelists will include current Education City students, alumni, and other members of the Qatari community.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: HBKU Student Center, Education City

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Impact of Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Outreach Programs Continues to Grow

23/11/14 3:13 PM

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) recently held its first outreach program of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Ibtikar workshop. The workshop, focusing on human-centered design and the impact of design and technology on the world, was designed to highlight the field of information systems to high school students in Qatar.

Over the coming months, CMUQ will offer a variety of additional outreach workshops related to its student programs in biological sciences, business administration, and computer science, leading up to the university’s March 1 admissions deadline.

Admissions figures show that outreach programs have a significant impact on prospective student applications, with 44 percent of this year’s incoming students having participated in outreach programs.
Carnegie Mellon has always taken pride in leading outreach events that positively impact the local community. This tradition continues in Qatar with the steady growth of outreach programs that support the university’s ongoing commitment to the nation’s development.

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To coincide with Qatar National Day 2014

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