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HEC Paris academics receive near-US$1 million grant from QNRF

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HEC Paris in Qatar the region leading hub for Executive Education, offering a complete portfolio of management programs including the first ever international Executive MBA (EMBA) in Qatar has announced that two of its faculty members have been awarded a grant of US$993,000 from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for a research proposal.

Qatar seeks to lead world in date palm research

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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) has partnered with the Qatar Ministry of Environment’s Biotechnology Center to launch the Date Palm Research Program, which they hope will make Qatar the world leader in date palm research. Four years ago, WCMC-Q researchers, led by geneticist Joel Malek mapped a draft version of the date palm genome. This helped the team to identify the gene sequences responsible for sex in the tree. This could potentially increase yield by 100% – since only the females of date palms, which are dioecious, can bear fruit. The gene families responsible for fruit quality are next on Malek agenda to help breeders improve the varieties of date palms.

Researchers pool findings at Doha meet

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After the historic unveiling of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) on Sunday, the three-day concurrent Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum (ARF) and the Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium drew to a close yesterday, with the sessions and workshops gathering together the country’s top research institutes in a bid to showcase initiatives that will help achieve the nation long-term goal of sustained scientific innovation.
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Texas A&M Univ. at Qatar Receives USD 9.16 Mn

Two proposals from Texas A&M University at Qatar have been awarded a total of $9.16 million funding from the sixth batch of National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP). The NPRP-EP program is an extension of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research & Development. The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) offers a maximum budget of $5 million for a period of up to five years to proposals of exceptional scientific merit requiring resources in excess of the normal level of funding available under the NPRP. The NPRP-EP was created to enable scientists with exceptional ideas, approaches, procedures and models to undertake grand projects aimed at solving key issues for Qatar and the world.

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Qatar National Research Fund organises ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days’

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), held a two-day ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days,’ highlighting the Arab scholar. The event was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Centre, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council (SEC), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar University, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and the US embassy.

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Qatar Science & Technology Park concludes second Accelerator Programme for aspiring entrepreneurs

Demo Day provides platform for key business figures to network with programme innovators to explore investment opportunities  Doha, Qatar, 23 January 2016 - Qatar's primary incubator for technology development, Qatar Science & Technology Park ( QSTP ), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the second Demo Day for its flagship three-month long 'Accelerator Programme' on 18th January.

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