Qatar, December 25th, 2018 – Qatar University’s (QU) Foundation Program Department of English (FPDE) along with the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE), a center under the College of Business and Economics (CBE), recently held “The Entrepreneurial Showcase Event.” The event is a demonstration of CBE students’ work on a course project related to inventing ideas for new businesses in Qatar.
The event exhibited 82 business ideas on posters for the general public to view and each student gave visitors presentations about their business ideas in English. They also administered surveys to use as market research for each of their respective topics. Continue reading “Qatar University Hosts 4th Entrepreneurial Showcase Event for College of Business and Economics Students”
Attended by more than 130 academics and experts
Qatar, December 24th, 2018 – The College of Engineering (CENG) at Qatar University, in collaboration with Constructing Excellence in Qatar (an Ashghal initiative) and sponsored by Qatari Diar, recently organized a special workshop for industry and academics entitled “Bridging the Gap”, aimed to identify opportunities for collaboration between academia and all key stakeholders in the construction industry.
The event worked to bridge the gap between the academic field and the industry, to discuss problems, issues, and challenges facing construction industry in Qatar. The workshop sought to build better connections between researchers and industry practitioners, and to identify areas of collaboration for future action research and education. Continue reading “Qatar University Workshop Explores Opportunities for Collaboration in Construction Sector”
Qatar, December 10th 2018 – In the context of strengthening international relations and partnership, Qatar University (QU) and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday at QU. QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham and SISU President Dr. Li Yansong, were present at the signing ceremony alongside a number of officials from the two academic institutions.
The purpose of this agreement is to promote cooperation between the two universities, especially in the academic and research field, as well as to promote exchange programs for both students and faculty members. Continue reading “Qatar University and Shanghai International Studies University Sign MOU”
In partnership with Qatar Charity, 25 orphans will be taught basic computing skills
Qatar, February 16th, 2018 – Deutsche Bank and ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, have joined forces to provide 25 underprivileged and orphan children from Doha with the much needed and highly valuable digital skills.
The young beneficiaries will undergo comprehensive training in Doha’s Hi Tech Training Center and receive the ICDL certificate for Base Profile upon completion of the module. The candidates registered on December 28, 2014 and the 4-week training program will commence in February 2015. Continue reading “Deutsche Bank Supports ICDL’s Training Program for Orphan Children in Qatar”
Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, KSA, Oman rank in top 60 globally
UAE, December 24, 2014 – ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certification program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, has expanded on the recent findings of the 2014 report published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations’ specialized agency for ICT, pointing out the outstanding performance of the GCC countries in the report. The ITU’s flagship annual report ‘Measuring the Information Society Report’ has identified Gulf countries among the group of ‘most dynamic countries,’ having recorded above-average improvements in their ICT Development Index (IDI) rank over the past 12 months. Continue reading “GCC Countries Dominate Top 5 Arab States Recording in ICT Development Index”
Event demonstrates potential of digital learning technology to transform education in Arab region
Doha, Qatar, 18 November 2014 – Leading educators from Qatar and around the Arab World have gathered in Doha to discuss how e-learning can be used to overcome key educational challenges facing the region.
Doha College’s Annual 2014 Conference, which took place recently, focused on how the latest available technology, such as iPads, can be exploited to promote cost effective, high quality teaching and learning environments in Qatar and further afield. Participants explored and discussed how education can be transformed to better suit the needs of learners in the 21st Century, and the fundamental role technology will play in meeting this goal. Continue reading “Doha College and Pearson Collaborate to Promote eLearning in Qatar”
Partnership to further boost the students and teachers’ digital literacy and expertise
UAE, May 26, 2014 – Qatar International School, one of the pioneering British schools in Qatar, and ICDL GCC Foundation, an organization that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, have signed an annual accreditation agreement aimed at implementing the requirements and standards of the ICDL certification program at the academic institution. Under the terms of agreement, the Doha-based school will now be able to administer examinations to students and teachers who want to take up the ICDL Certification. Continue reading “Qatar International School endorses ICDL Certification Program”
Region’s Tech-Savvy Talent on Show in Qatar
Qatar, February 4th, 2014 – The winners of the 2014 Arab Mobile Learning Challenge (AMAC) have been announced at an event in Doha. The winning team, “Loujie” from the UAE has won US$50,000. The second prize of US$30,000 went to the “Crowd Analyzer” team also from the UAE, and the third prize of US$20,000 has been won by Jordan’s “Markabaty” team.
The competition was open to young people from across five countries in the Middle East and North Africa – the UAE, Jordan, Tunisia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. One team from each of these countries has won an opportunity to compete at the World Mobile Congress, which will take place in Barcelona later this year. These teams included “iCaps” from the UAE, “The Pen” from Jordan, “Grandfit” from Tunisia, “Baharat” from Saudi Arabia and “Eductechno2” from Qatar.
Continue reading “Final of the Arab Mobile App Challenge in Doha showcases Region’s Entrepreneurial Talent”
Pearson and ScorePlus to provide programmes that will help overcome learning challenges in Qatar
Doha, Qatar, 1st September 2013 – Pearson, the world’s largest education company, and StudyPlus, a subsidiary of ScorePlus Middle East, have announced a partnership which will see thousands of school children in Qatar provided with state-of-the-art learning programmes at their newly established Centre at Al Saad Doha.
The programmes cover key areas in Qatar’s mathematics, literacy and English language curricula and have been specially developed to overcome the learning challenges commonly faced by students in these areas. Continue reading “Qatari Students to Benefit from New Learning Resources”
Policy Consistency and the Growth of Nations
Qatar, March 9th, 2013 – Ilker Baybars, Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, will host Dr. Finn Kydland in Doha as part of the Richard M. Cyert Distinguished Lecture Series in Business Management. Dr. Kydland holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished Professorship at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his Ph.D. He is also the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Carnegie Mellon alumnus Dr. Kydland was the joint recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, together with Edward C. Prescott. The pair was recognized “for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.”