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QNRF sessions shed light on student research initiatives

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Students from local universities participated in two information sessions held jointly by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – and Qatar Shell to learn about funding opportunities and new initiatives designed to support the next generation of researchers and scientists. 

The sessions outlined the aims of the recently announced partnership between QF and Qatar Shell to co-fund the Undergraduate Research Experience Programme (UREP), QNRF’s flagship programme for developing research infrastructure in Qatar by establishing the basis of scientific research at undergraduate level. More than 3,700 undergraduate students have participated in the 23 cycles of UREP, with more than 1,000 projects being awarded funding.

QNRF AND TAMUQ LAUNCH STEM HUB

Collaboration between QF member and partner university provides a state-of-the-art learning laboratory for STEM education

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Doha, Qatar, January 29, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), today launched the STEM Hub, a facility that aims to promote creative applications of engineering and science. 

QNRF, TUBITAK workshop promotes smart manufacturing

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The collaboration will see QNRF and TÜBİTAK combine their resources and insights to drive innovation and development of new smart manufacturing technologies. The joint initiative aims to foster public-private partnerships and pool the knowledge, expertise, and resources of Qatar and Turkey to address the two countries’ shared priorities.

Texas A&M at Qatar awarded 11 grants by QNRF that address Qatar’s needs

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Texas A&M University at Qatar was awarded 11 projects from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in Cycle 11 of the National Priorities Research Program, and its research office was named the Best Research Office of the Year. This is the for the fourth year in a row the research office has been recognized by QNRF and the sixth time in the past seven years. The research office is responsible for vetting research proposals that are submitted to QNRF for funding and managing the awarded research projects.

QNRF hosts annual forum, to fund new research initiatives

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) will launch new programmes as well as funding for a number of programmes related to the grand challenges of the country within the first quarter of next year. 

This was announced yesterday at QNRF’s 10th Annual Forum, attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF).

WCM-Q Research Reveals Secrets of the Cell

Research by Dr. Nancy Nader of WCM-Q showed for the first time that a protein involved in brain development and cholesterol uptake also plays a role in reproduction.

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WCM-Q researchers have discovered that a protein known to play a key role in cholesterol uptake and brain development is also crucial to the process of reproduction. Discovered in 1922, the Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor (VLDLR) protein, has long been known to facilitate the migration of neurons in the developing brain and to play a role in cholesterol uptake. Up until now its role as a chaperone protein for membrane receptor trafficking was unknown.

Texas A&M at Qatar partners with QCRI and QNRF to offer programming workshop for school students

Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app

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Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app game as part of a recent two-day workshop on mobile app development. The workshop was organized and offered by Dr. Eman A. Fituri from the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s STEM Hub, a joint initiative of Texas A&M at Qatar and the QNRF that aims to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in students across Qatar.

Students showcase programming skills at Alice event

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The middle and high school students from around the country showcased their programming skills at the Alice Middle East computer science competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). This was the first Alice event under the umbrella of the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education. Jassim & Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) partnered with CMU-Q for the event.

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QBG to host environmental research contest for pupils

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will host its third consecutive environmental research contest for secondary school students in Qatar.
The competition, which will see 20 high schools in Qatar participate in a variety of environmental research projects, aims to build a generation of students dedicated to exploring, researching and conserving natural resources, specifically plants.

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International recognition for WCM-Q and HMC research

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have received a top international award for their work on cardiovascular metabolism.

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Meet mulls Arab Spring, ‘De-Centering of American Studies’

The larger legacy of American Studies is a critique which is always about challenging and de-centring received wisdom, a prominent scholar told yesterday the opening session of the conference ‘From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park: The Arab Spring and the De-Centering of American Studies’ organised by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

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QU forum explores opportunities for collaboration

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) organised its “Academic-Industry Networking Forum”, to identify opportunities for collaboration between academia and stakeholders.

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