Research Matters

Executive Director’s Message | August 2021


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In recent years, the Energy-Water-Environment (EWE) nexus has become increasingly important for Qatar. These three areas are closely linked to one another and the progress or challenges in one area can have a profound impact on the other two areas. Therefore, while it is encouraging that serious efforts are being made on  the national level, it is imperative that these efforts are concerted  to bring together all the stakeholders involved in this EWE nexus to ensure that these three areas  develop together.

Spotlight | Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari

Celebrating International Youth Day 2021

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Every year, the International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August to raise awareness about the issues facing our youth and the role they are playing in helping solve the foremost challenges faced by communities worldwide. This year, the United Nations has selected “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” as the theme.

Success Story

No More Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results - QU researchers’ develop a rapid-testing technology to predict coronavirus

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations of the current virology testing methods. Despite large-scale vaccination drives around the world, it appears that COVID-19 will continue to be a part of our lives for years to come. This means that testing will continue to be of vital importance to ensure that we remain fully protected.

Spotlight | Dr. Marc Vermeersch


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QNRF is at the forefront of fostering a thriving and dynamic research culture and helping Qatar become a leading center for knowledge creation and exchange. To support our efforts, we launched the Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program (CWSP), which now in its 21st cycle, connects researchers from around the world and helps them learn about research opportunities in Qatar.