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Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp (Kahramaa) would provide scholarships to young Qatari nationals to pursue higher studies at universities abroad and also at home. This is part of Kahramaa’s Qatarisation drive to provide technical and administrative jobs to the nationals. Speaking at a meeting of directors, managers and students selected for the scholarship programme, […]

ConocoPhillips says Qatar Science & Technology Park will attract world’s best A leading energy-sector technology executive believes Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) will attract some of the best minds in the world. Mr. Stephen Brand, Senior Vice President Technology for ConocoPhillips, which is one of 21 organizations with research and development centers at QSTP, […]

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Deputy Premier and Energy and Industry Minister HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah and a galaxy of dignitaries were present at the ceremony held in the ceremonial court. Flanked by students and alumni of Carnegie Mellon Qatar, HH Sheikha Mozah cut a ribbon on stage, with Carnegie Mellon […]

New Phase in Qatar’s R&D Program

The official opening of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) will take place on 16 March 2009, marking a new dawn of scientific innovation in the Middle East. QSTP will be inaugurated in the presence of His Highness The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al […]

MEMBERS of the Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing board held a reception at the Museum of Islamic Art, where officials promised that a “vibrant, dynamic and exciting list of books” will be published when the company starts operating in the Spring of 2010. A $13.2mn agreement was signed between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury in October of […]

Jassim Al-Naama, a Qatari student and President of the Qatar Career Fair (QCF) 2009 Volunteers body, says the most important reason for these students volunteering was to fulfil a national duty and to express their confidence in the pioneering vision of the QCF to further develop expertise, knowledge and talent among Qatari citizens. He also […]

Nearly four years ago, the School of Foreign Service’s Qatar campus opened its doors within Education City. Now the campus is preparing to moving from a shared-building owned by the Qatar Foundation into a nearly 400,000-square-foot facility of its own. The building, scheduled to open in fall 2010, will include classrooms, offices, a library and […]

The Qatar Foundation has selected architect Antoine Predock to design the facility for Northwestern’s campus in Qatar. Predock is based in Albuquerque, N.M., with studios in Taipei and Los Angeles. He has previously designed buildings including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, the Tacoma Art Museum and the San Diego Padres ballpark. Richard […]

In a regional first, Qatar has embarked on a major initiative to establish a world-class biomedical research programme with the aim of 120 scientists, technicians and support staff in place within five years, details of which were presented at the Arab Health exhibition in Dubai today. The initiative is being spearheaded by Qatar Foundation for […]

IBM on Monday announced that it has partnered with three universities to develop one of the first cloud-computing platforms in the Middle East. Big Blue, along with Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar University, and Texas A&M University in Qatar, plans to use the Qatar Cloud Computing Center to handle advanced research for search, data mining, scientific […]