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Alice Middle East introduced in three schools

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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.

Qatar Foundation institutions will participate in the QF/UK Road Ahead Forum to be held on Monday 19 January at King’s College London.

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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.

Call for more Qatari health professionals

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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.

CMUQ appoints two more associate deans

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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.

QF team in UK to forge closer links

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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.

Doha was founded 200 years ago, say archaeologists

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The University College of London-Qatar’s ‘The origins of Doha’ project is a research about early settlements of Doha, through the Qatar National Research Fund. The excavations were carried out with Qatar Museums. The historic town located in (and under) central Doha appears to have been founded sometime in the first two decades of the 1800s.

QNRF hosts seminar on research outcomes

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted its fourth Research Outcome Seminar at Education City in Doha. Themed 'Education for the Future of Qatar', the seminar saw QNRF-funded researchers share the results and benefits of their completed projects in the field of education, with the public

60 percent of graduates want to pursue higher studies

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Nearly 60 percent of Qatar University’s female undergraduate engineering students are considering pursuing postgraduate education, a survey of students revealed recently. Qatar’s quest to become a global research and development (R&D) hub for the energy industry dates back to 2006 when the government announced that it would allocate 2.8 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) annually to promote research, technology and innovation via the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). The percentage is above the 1.9 percent allocated by the UK government to R&D relative to GDP in 2010 and equal to Germany’s 2.8 percent , according to World Bank data. 

ICT trends, challenges discussed at meet

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Challenges and innovations in the Information and Communications Technology industry were discussed at a conference organised by Qatar University recently. Attending the opening ceremony were Minister of Information and Communication Technology H E Dr Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) Director Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, QCRI Principal Scientist Dr Mohammed Zaki, and Qatar National Research Fund ICT Programme Manager Dr Munir Tag.
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QNRF supports Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) co-hosted the eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium online from November 1-4.

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