The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Silatech and Qatar National Research Fund have launched a new initiative to engage the region’s innovators and to provide them with a forum to explore solutions that could directly benefit the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“Challenge 22” is an innovation award “which will help unite, inspire and challenge the region’s brightest minds and build a lasting legacy in the Middle East by nurturing and developing promising ideas”, officials said at a function at the Four Seasons Hotel yesterday.
The importance of achieving commercially viable and sustainable results from R&D that will directly benefit Qatari citizens was emphasised at a Qatar Foundation-United Kingdom forum held at King’s College London on Monday. The ‘Road Ahead’ forum implemented a memorandum of understanding on research and education signed in September 2013 by QF and its UK partners, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the British Council and Universities
UK International Unit.
A team of faculty and students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has recently introduced ‘Alice Middle East,’ a 3-D interactive educational animation software which teach students how to apply logical thinking and problem solving techniques. In learning to program, many students struggle with developing algorithms and figuring out how to apply problem solving techniques. ‘Alice’ enables students to learn these skills through 3D animations and storytelling.
Institutions of the Qatar Foundation will visit the UK shortly to participate in the Qatar Foundation/United Kingdom Road Ahead Forum to be held on Monday 19 January at King’s College London. The Forum implements a Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Education signed by the Qatar Foundation and its United Kingdom partners (The Department for Business Innovation & Skills, The British Council and Universities UK International Unit) in September 2013, and is one of a number of activities designed to develop closer links between the Qatar Foundation and the UK.
Qatar needs to produce more Qatari health professionals to create an efficient health workforce, Dr Victor Dzau, an official of a US-based medical institute, has said.
“My understanding is that out of 8,000 nurses, only 300 are Qataris,” he noted. He was speaking at the Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education (IGMHE) forum in Doha yesterday.
Kemal Oflazer and Selma Limam-Mansar have been appointed associate dean of research and associate dean of education, respectively, at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ).
A faculty member in computer science at CMUQ, Oflazer obtained his doctorate in computer science from CMU. Specialising in the area of natural language processing (NLP), he is an active member of the research community and has widely published his work in journals and at conferences.
Officials from Qatar Foundation institutions are in the UK to participate in the “QF/UK Road Ahead Forum” to be held today at King’s College London.
The forum implements a memorandum of understanding on research and education signed in September 2013 by QF and its UK partners: the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, the British Council, and Universities UK International Unit.
Northwestern University Qatar has announced that fieldwork for its third annual media use survey will begin this month.The study, a recipient of a National Priorities Research Program award from the Qatar National Research Fund, will provide new insights into people’s use of and attitudes toward media.