The land of Qatar was once famous for its pearl diving, its timeless desert landscape, its importance as a trade bridge, and its hospitable people thriving in an inhospitable climate. With the discovery of rich natural resources in the modern era, the tribes of Qatar began to adapt from traditional modes of living to an urbanised lifestyle. With great bounty came enlightened stewardship and vision.
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development stood alongside its affiliate centres at today launch of the Qatar Sustainability Expo to reveal a host of innovative environmental projects.
The sustainability exposition, which is being held at the Doha Exhibition Centre until 7 December, was inaugurated by His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of COP18/CMP8. The event serves as an opportunity to welcome delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, and to introduce them to the various sustainability initiatives and climate action solutions being undertaken by Qatari organisations.
Msheireb Enrichment Centre hosted Qatar’s first Human Development Majlis organized by FIKRA Consulting and Research,where decision makers, experts, researchers and academics discussed the latest human development trends in Qatar.
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the results of the third cycle of its research funding Program for junior scientists.
DOHA QATAR National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has awarded grants worth $1.78 million to nine projects in the third cycle of its research funding programme for junior scientists.
Two large research projects led by HEC professors have been awarded funding by the Qatar National Research Fund.
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the results of the third cycle of its research funding programme for junior scientists.
QNRF’s Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP) aims to develop critical thinking skills and foster a vibrant research culture in Qatar by supporting junior scientists, both Qatari nationals and other residents, in all disciplines. A total of 16 junior scientists have previously participated in the programme. This year, grants worth a total of $1.78 million have been awarded to nine winning projects from four academic and research institutions.
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.
Khaled Abu Jassoum from Qatar has won the title of Stars of Science series 4 overall winner, walking away with a first prize of $300,000 to help develop his invention “Tahi”.
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.