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CMU-Q Project Aims to Draw Interactive Map of Qatari Dialect

QNRF PR 0 1331

A research team of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is working on exploring and analysing dialects in Qatar. "Our main goal is to expand Qatar's knowledge base when it comes to the Qatari dialect, heritage, culture, and identity," says Zeinab Ibrahim, teaching professor of Arabic studies and the lead principal investigator on the project to create an interactive map of the Qatari dialect.

QU’s CLD Publishes New Book on Technology and Law

QNRF PR 0 1367

The Centre for Law & Development (CLD) at Qatar University (QU) has recently published a book entitled “Big Data Analytics and Its Impact on Basin Water Agreements and International Water Law: A Study of the Ramotswa Aquifer.” The monograph addresses a new emerging issue on the use of disruptive technologies for environmental governance. These technologies include artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and many others. The authors addressed in the book the use of big data in the context of a specific transboundary groundwater: the Ramotswa Aquifer shared between South Africa and Botswana.

Qatar Keen to Enhance Food Security System in Islamic Countries

QNRF PR 0 1347

Hosting Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) Forum confirms Qatar’s keenness to enhance the food security system in Islamic countries and build their capabilities in this significantly vital sector, by transferring Qatar’s experience in food security to Islamic countries, as Qatar has invested heavily in food and agricultural policies, infrastructure, market updates, ports and storage reserves.

Boot Camp Supported by QNRF Presents a Creative Space to Design New Tools for Educating the SDGs

QNRF PR 0 1176

Maker Majlis at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS), in collaboration with Qatar Scientific Club, held an ‘SDG Education and Design Boot Camp’ on January 29, where participants learned, explored, and developed educational tools to teach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). The interactive boot camp is part of the major Qatar National Research Fund cluster grant “SDG Education in Qatar” and the first workshop of its kind designed to create SDG-related educational tools.

'A Cell Bouquet' by Sidra Medicine Wins QNRF Contest

QNRF PR 0 862

Collaborative researchers from Sidra Medicine and Qatar University have won the Best Representative Image of an Outcome (BRIO) competition hosted by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to illustrate research outcomes using imagery to appeal to a broad, non-specialist audience. The images are evaluated on originality, scientific importance, and visual impact in photography and illustration.

Book Highlights Implementation of Recycled Aggregate in Construction

QNRF PR 0 985

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) has announced the launch of a book titled 'Implementation of Recycled Aggregate in Construction' at a special ceremony held as part of the ongoing Doha International Book Fair (DIBF). The launch took place in the number of ministry officials and members of the public. Dr Mohamed bin Saif al-Kuwari, who led a research initiative that sought to explore the wider use of recycled and local materials in government projects, highlighted different aspects of the book.

Qatar’s Efforts to Achieve Food Security are Paying Dividends

By Dr. Annamaria Mazzoni

QNRF PR 0 974

Qatar’s quest for food security and sustainability has received much attention since the blockade and all the sectors in the country have shown the ability to prioritize it and align actions for its realization. Local food production has boomed over the past four years, and farming activities have increased across Qatar. Several market and governmental incentives were put in place to facilitate producers and consumers in supporting local products.

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