Research Matters

Executive Director’s Message | March 2022

Building on our success to transition to the next step in our journey

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The progress Qatar has achieved in establishing a dynamic research, development, and innovation ecosystem over the last two decades is remarkable. Qatar’s achievements in the RDI sector have been made possible through the work of various academic and research institutions. Founded from the ground up, these institutions have brought together local and global talent to realize the national vision of Qatar while offering unique perspectives toward solving our global challenges


Discovery of Qatar’s Oldest Pearl | Dr. Ferhan Sakal

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A local excavation mission led by Qatar Museums, including experts from different local and international institutions, has recently discovered the oldest known natural pearl bead in Qatar. This month, we feature an informative discussion with Dr. Ferhan Sakal, Head of Excavation and Site Management in the Archaeology Department at Qatar Museums, who led the project and discovered the pearl to learn more about this discovery, how it came about, and its significance.

In Focus

Earth hour and beyond: Ensuring an environmentally sustainable future for Qatar by Dr. Parakalan Krishnamachari

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Started in 2007 by the World Wild Fund (WWF) as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney to raise awareness of climate change, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements about the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages supporters in more than 190 countries and territories, all united in ensuring a brighter future for people and the planet.


Happy International Women’s Day!

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On the eve of International Women’s Day, we sat down with some of our colleagues at QNRF, to learn more about their experiences as women in the workforce, what motivates and inspires them, and what message they have for other women.

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