The Doha chronicles
It all began with a pearl. More than ten years ago British archaeologist Dr Robert Carter was investigating a Neolithic site in Kuwait when he came across a single, tiny pierced pearl.
At 7,000 years old, it was among the oldest ever discovered. That set him thinking about the origins of pearling fishing in the Arabian Gulf. He found himself intrigued, not just by the epic story of pearl fishing but by the pearling ports themselves.
QNRF sponsors "Endemic and Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases of Priority in MENA"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Doha
School students take part in bridge-building contest
Students from 10 Independent schools took part in a competition of designing and building bridges at the Science Challenge programme organised jointly by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). The event was held at the Student Centre of the Education City yesterday.
Speaking to Gulf Times, Abdulla al-Kamali, special programmes manager, QNRF, said that it was a pilot programme.
Budding Young Scientists Compete in QNRF and SEC Science Challenge
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), and the Supreme Education Council (SEC) have awarded winning students in the Science Challenge organized at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center.
Aligned with the educational curriculum for middle schools in Qatar, the Science Challenge pilot programme was set up to encourage young students to construct a bridge using the science principles taught in the classroom.
Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to a Record 162 Proposals at 6th Annual Forum
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded research grants to 162 proposals across 22 institutions in Qatar during the seventh cycle of its flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The results were announced during the 6th QNRF Annual Forum held at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
Themed ‘Building on Success’, the Forum, held under the patronage of Mr. Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of QF R&D, was attended by more than 400 members of Qatar’s research community and streamed live on QNRF’s website.
HH the Emir Patronizes Qatar University Graduation Ceremony
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized Tuesday the graduation ceremony of batch 2014 of Qatar University's male students at Qatar National Convention Center.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani attended the graduation ceremony along with a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers, faculty members and students' parents.
After a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, HE the President of Qatar University Dr. Sheikha bint Abdullah Al-Misned gave a speech on this occasion.
Qatar National Research Fund awards TAMUQ $31.7m in research funding
Research Outcome Seminar 3 (ROS3)
Location: Qatar National Research Fund
Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) hosted the third in the series of Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D) Research Outcomes Seminars (ROS), which highlighted innovative research projects in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The ROS are a QF R&D initiative designed to provide researchers with a public platform to share the results of their QNRF-funded cutting-edge research projects.