Universities Join Forces for Innovative Seminar Exploring Life, History and Culture in Qatar

21/10/14 8:35 AM

NU-Q recently launched the first ‘Doha Seminar’ – a new interdisciplinary honors seminar, open to outstanding undergraduate students at Qatar Foundation’s (QF”s) campus and taught jointly by leading professors from Qatar Foundation universities, Qatar University and the Brookings Doha Center.

The idea for the landmark liberal arts seminar originated with the academic affairs deans at QF, who for several years have wanted to craft a project that would bring together students and faculty from the various campuses. This seminar offers an extensive academic view of Qatar and the Gulf, covering family, art, history, culture, consumerism, environmentalism, and foreign affairs.

The Doha Seminar includes lecturers from: NU-Q, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ), Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Qatar), Qatar University, and the Brookings Doha Center. NU-Q’s own Professors Khaled Al Hroub and Sandra L Richards are the Seminar’s Co-Conveners.

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The WISE Prize for Education and The WISE Awards Juries Convene in Doha

14/10/14 9:28 AM

The 2014 WISE Awards Jury and the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Jury convened in Doha on 3 and 4 September respectively, to select this year’s WISE Awards winning projects and the WISE Prize for Education Laureate.

On this occasion, HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), also hosted a roundtable gathering for the WISE Awards and WISE Prize for Education Juries, as well as a number of distinguished Qatari community members, to praise the work of these notable individuals.

Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani said: “Every year I am humbled by the dedication of the members of the WISE Prize for Education Jury and the WISE Awards Jury who take time away from their important work to devote themselves to educational advancement by identifying and honoring these worthy individuals and projects. Their contributions as members of the juries reflect the highest standards of integrity, as well as our aspirations for WISE in building the future of education worldwide.”

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24/09/14 3:29 PM

As more than 120 world leaders gather at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, U.S. this week to set out ambitious targets for energy efficiency and sustainable development, QF's Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is launching a brand new e-survey encouraging residents in Qatar to share insight into their energy and water usage at home in order to ensure a greener future. Available in both Arabic and English, the simple, five-minute e-survey poses questions about electricity consumption through food preparation, TV watching and use of other domestic appliances. Anyone interested in taking part in QGBC’s nation-wide study can complete the ‘How Green Is Your Home?’ e-survey by visiting:

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WCMC-Q invites graduates to apply for training in WCMC-Q’s research department

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.

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