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Arab Innovators Send More Than 900 Proposals to Challenge 22

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The second edition of Challenge 22 has seen great demand as more than 900 proposals were sent from 10 Arab countries.
Innovators and entrepreneurs from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar topped the list of applicants with 236, 232 and 116 submissions respectively made to the innovation award launched by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

QU-CPH students’ projects win awards at regional forums

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Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) students achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at two regional forums.
PharmD student Alya Babiker and MSc students Marwa El Bashir and Aisha Osman won first place at the “2nd Intravenous and Parenteral Nutrition Symposium” recently held in Abu Dhabi for their research entitled “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Patients: A Prospective Audit with Follow Up of Antimicrobial Therapy”.

New R&D Database of Qatar’s Research Equipment Enhances Awareness and Accessibility

R&D Asset Management Portal Developed to Support Research Projects and Collaborations

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An innovative and comprehensive online database of Qatar’s research equipment resources, designed to ensure they are shared and that their use is maximised among the nation’s research community, has been launched by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D).

The R&D Asset Management Portal – which can now be accessed through QF R&D’s website - provides a detailed catalogue of the full scope of major research equipment within the laboratories and workshops of Qatar’s leading research institutions, and allows researchers to make quick, direct contact with the supervisors of these facilities in order to check the availability of this equipment and arrange access to it.

QNRF CWSP supports “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface"

Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosts workshop

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Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosted a workshop on “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface”. The event, which was supported by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), aimed to share latest scientific research findings and One Health training and outreach model systems against Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), to establish a scientific network among ministries and professionals within Qatar and beyond, and to plan for a global congress on EID in Doha in 2017.

TAMUQ UREP student undergoes internship at CERN

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Texas A&M at Qatar (Tamuq) mechanical engineering student Fahad al-Thani was awarded a place in a summer internship at CERN in the Detector Technology Programme for eight weeks. Al-Thani who got funding from Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is the second Qatari student to travel to Switzerland for a CERN internship after Abdulla al-Suwaidi in 2015. Al-Thani said the first six weeks of the internship consisted of attending lectures centred on the future accelerators technologies, several workshops and testing Gas Electron Multiplier detectors.

SC holds digital launch of Challenge 22’s second cycle

Offers an opportunity to turn ideas into projects used in 2022

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) yesterday held the digital launch of the second cycle of Challenge 22, with the participation of partners and ambassadors across 10 Arab countries.
Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE are the countries covered by Challenge 22, an innovation award launched in 2015 to promote a culture of innovation in the region and attract entrepreneurs, scientists and pioneers from across the Arab world.

QNRF, Qatar National Library launch new searchable database

New Initiative Provides User-Friendly Portal for Accessing Published Research Outcomes

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has teamed up with the Qatar National Library (QNL) to extend the reach of the results of the QNRF-funded research in public domain. Under the joint initiative, an advanced online searchable database will allow users to access published results of QNRF-funded research projects. Students and researchers searching QNRF database entries are linked to the full text of the publications via QNL subscriptions and can gain instant access from Qatar Foundation or Qatar University networks, with access from other networks requiring a QNL registration.

Science-Led Economies

The Middle East: An end to oil dependency

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In 2008, Joel Malek, a DNA-sequencing specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, packed his bags and left one east coast for another, 6,500 miles away in Qatar. At the time, the Arab state was recruiting skilled scientists and academics to teach and conduct research in its 14-square-kilometre 'Education City', which was under construction on the outskirts of Doha. Malek was given generous funding to set up a genomics research lab for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the first US medical school to open a campus in the country, in 2001.

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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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