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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

QNRF awards three exceptional proposals

Hamad Medical Corporation & Texas A&M University at Qatar To Benefit From Funding Programme Of Qatar Foundation Research & Development

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the awards of three research proposals submitted to the sixth batch of its National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP). Hamad Medical Corporation and Texas A&M University at Qatar will benefit from funding through NPRP–EP, which offers additional resources beyond those available under the National Priorities Research Program.

QNRF shares education project outcomes at public seminar

Fourth Research Outcome Seminar Focuses On Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently 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.

Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), saw a 61 % increase in the second cycle of its Graduate Student Research Award applications. The number of proposals rose from 16 to 26, which highlights the growing research sector in Qatar.

The majority of research submissions were from Qatar University in the field of engineering and technology, followed by the natural sciences, agricultural sciences, and social sciences.

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Executive Director’s Message

Dear Readers,
Welcome to the seventh edition of QNRF’s newsletter, ‘Research Matters’. As the second half of the year hurtles onward, the spread of COVID-19 continues to deeply impact our daily lives and livelihoods in so many ways. We are seeing the systematic phased lifting of lockdown measures by the Government of Qatar, and we will surely begin to adjust to the new normal of living with the virus.
 

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