Qatar’s Minister Highlights Qatar’s Efforts in Education Sector

Rabat, Morocco, October 11th, 2018 – HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed bin Abdul Wahed al-Hammadi said that Qatar remains committed to its humanitarian and international duties towards countries around the world by ensuring the provision of a high-quality education system. He said that education helps encourage interaction between people from different cultural backgrounds and enhances the valuing of human rights, justice and peace.

The minister was speaking at the 13th Session of the General Conference of ISESCO in Rabat, Morocco, and shed light on the initiative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to provide education for a million girls around the world by 2021. The announcement was made during a round table meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last month. Al-Hammadi also highlighted the efforts of Education Above All in providing education to 10mn children around the world, through Educate A Child programme. Continue reading “Qatar’s Minister Highlights Qatar’s Efforts in Education Sector”

GCC Countries Dominate Top 5 Arab States Recording in ICT Development Index

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”

Doha College and Pearson Collaborate to Promote eLearning in Qatar

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”

Qatari Students to Benefit from New Learning Resources

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”

Dr. Finn Kydland, Nobel Laureate – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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.”