Doha, Qatar – September 23, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, started the fall 2020 semester with its highest enrollment numbers since opening its doors in 2004. There are 124 first-year students enrolled at CMU-Q representing 34 nationalities.
The CMU-Q student body is composed of 442 students representing 52 nations.
Michael Trick, Dean of CMU-Q said, “The first-year students started university during a pandemic. They are resilient and our community has come together to ensure that they are prepared, and feel supported in their academics and throughout their student experience.”
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offers five programs; biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 21, 2020: ACS International School Doha has launched its new sports mascot as it moved into its landmark new campus this September.
ACS Doha Wolves is the new mascot for the new era, ushering in a new vision for sport at the school.
The Wolves will feature in all the school’s sports activities and will represent the school at events and sports matches with the competitive ‘bite’ of this fearsome animal. The decision to move to a new mascot was born out of listening to the community of parents, staff and students the school says. Conscious that middle school and senior students in particular want a mascot that evokes competitive spirit, teamwork and conviction, the Wolf was the outstanding choice .
‘ In the wolf, we have found ......read more
International Day for Protection of Education from Attack
• Organized by Education Above All Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, UNESCO, UNICEF and Qatar Fund for Development
• Minister of Education and Higher Education: This day embodies its importance as a prerequisite for sustainable development for everyone
• Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs: The commitment of the State of Qatar to provide quality education to one million girls by solutions in 2021
• QFFD Director-General: We have contributed to support the access of quality education, vocational training, scholarships, restoration and reconstruction of ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2020: On March 10, 2020, schools and universities across Qatar closed their doors, as part of the measures introduced to halt the spread of Covid-19. The unprecedented closures heralded a period of rapid change for the education sector.
Six months on, we asked faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) how they adapted to the shutdown, the effect that remote learning has had on education, and their hopes – and fears – for the future.
In the first of this special two-part series, a CMU-Q student and a faculty member reflect on life under lockdown.
Fatima El-Sallabi - Business Administration junior
When I heard that our university would have to close, I initially felt very scared and nervous. I always try to plan for the future and structure my ......read more
International Day for Protection of Education from Attack
Doha, Qatar - September 09, 2020: On the first International Day for Protection of Education from Attack, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its global partners are calling for an end to attacks on education and for world leaders to safeguard this fundamental human right. The call comes amid the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education globally, particularly in conflict zones and fragile states.
This is not just another day on the UN calendar. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of EAA and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, is calling today on world leaders to place the protection of education at the top of the global agenda.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of EAA and UN ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 9 September 2020: ACS International School Doha has opened its doors to its landmark new campus in Al Kheesa.
Situated in an accessible location off the Al Shamal Road, the state-of-the-art campus continues to remain well connected to the existing ACS Doha community, while also serving the expanding Doha areas including Lusail and The Pearl.
Spanning an impressive 60,000 square metres, the new campus is designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students and boasts countless facilities designed for inside and outside-the-classroom learning. It features a FIFA-sized football pitch, an all-weather athletic track, a large multi-purpose indoor gym and a 25-metre swimming and learners’ pool. The school enjoys purpose-designed drama studios, music practice rooms, wellness and warrior studios, ......read more
-The Hamilton International School is ready to welcome students back to school
- The school can accommodate students on campus 5 days a week, but has options for Online and Blended Learning
Doha, Qatar – 2 September 2020: The Hamilton International School, owned and operated by International Schools Partnership (ISP), is ready to welcome students back to school on campus for the 2020-2021 Academic year.
Terry Senior, Principal of The Hamilton International School said: “In line with the guidelines issued by the MoEHE, our school has implemented enhanced health and safety protocols, ensuring that our community comes back to a safe environment. We are fortunate that we can offer our parents flexible learning options, so that they can choose what is best suited for their children. While we ......read more
NordPass gives advice on keeping children safe online
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: With the back to school season in full swing, the dangers of online hacks, scams, and cyberbullying increase.
Today, children spend more time online than ever before. Most schools now require children to have their own laptops or tablets, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, when most schools chose remote teaching. However, few schools give clear instructions to children and parents about how to stay secure online.
NordPass has collected some tips and tricks so that parents can teach their children about internet privacy and safety.
1. Educate on the importance of passwords.
Chad Hammond, a security expert from NordPass, emphasizes the importance of teaching children good password ......read more
18 August 2020: UCL Qatar students and alumni joined hands to publish a book titled “Studying museums in Qatar and beyond”. The book is a collection of research papers written by students that explore pressing topics in the field of museum studies. The book, which is accessible on the UCL Discovery webpage, is the latest initiative by UCL Qatar aiming to enrich discourse on the museum and cultural heritage management sectors both in Qatar and globally.
Participants included Qatari students Issa Al-Shirawi and Wadha Al-Aqeedi. The former examined the relationship between artists and institutions, while the latter investigated performance art curatorship, with an emphasis on works from the Arab world.
Issa Al-Shirawi, who is now working for Qatar Museums stated: “Working on this project gave me ......read more
August 17, 2020: Today, after careful deliberation, the IB will be making an adjustment to awarded results for the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) May 2020 session, where applicable, using predicted grades and coursework (IA). Given the current unprecedented circumstances, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and reliable reflection of an IB student’s performance. The IA grades are based on student coursework and assessed by trained independent IB examiners.
The IB confirms that no IB student will incur an overall point score decrease from the originally issued grades as a result of these adjustments. With these adjustments, IB students will have another progression option to tertiary sectors and systems around the world where grade ......read more
DOHA, QATAR —July 29, 2020: Student teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, took first and second place in the Qatar Sports Tech (QST) Virtual Hackathon 2020. The event hosted about 70 participants from all over Qatar, including tech professionals, engineers and entrepreneurs.
All of the first and second place team members are Qatari women studying either information systems or business administration at CMU-Q. More than a dozen CMU-Q students and alumni were accepted into the competition.
The winning team was comprised of Reem Al-Dahneem, Alanoud Al-Ghamdi, Reem Al-Haddad, Aisha Al-Jabir and Shouq Al-Khuzaei. The team created an augmented reality game for football fans to explore the fanzone spaces, collect augmented reality markers, and unlock information about the ......read more
Doha, July 16, 2020: Students at ACS International School Doha have secured places at universities across the globe, including Northwestern and VCU Arts in Qatar, Swansea (UK), Nottingham (UK), San Diego, South Florida and California (US), following success in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) results.
The cohort of 21 students studying the DP at ACS Doha this year achieved an 100% pass rate. Many students will now begin their undergraduate courses studying subjects including: communications, biomedical science, fine arts, mechanical engineering, computer science and business marketing.
ACS Doha is committed to preparing its students to be internationally-minded, global citizens, and the students will take this mindset with them as they progress to higher education and begin careers around ......read more
• The conference aim is to emphasize the importance of partnering and engaging with youth, with international organizations and United Nations bodies in peacebuilding strategies
Doha, (16 July 2020) – Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its Reach Out to Asia programme (ROTA), launches its annual Youth Conference EMPOWER virtually this year under the theme "Youth Mobilization for Inclusion, Peace and Security." The conference which takes place from 15-19 July 2020 will inaugurate With the participation of Culture and Sports, H.E. Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, H.E. Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and Mr. Achaleke Christian Leke ......read more
Meeting of the Minds research symposium goes virtual, opens up new audiences
DOHA, QATAR—July 6, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a partner university of Qatar Foundation, transformed its annual research symposium, Meeting of the Minds, into a digital showcase of student work.
Meeting of the Minds was started at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus 25 years ago as an opportunity for students to present their work to the community, and it has been an annual event at the Qatar campus since 2007. While the pandemic restrictions prevented an in-person event, it was critical that CMU-Q find a new mode for students to share their projects.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, notes the importance of sharing research with the community: “At Carnegie Mellon, our research is driven by challenges ......read more
The first Arab to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse shares his inspiring journey with students in virtual event
Doha, Qatar: 24 June 2020 - The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a global network of schools including Park House English School, hosted an online inspirational speaker event with Qatari high-altitude climber, adventurer and senior banker, Fahad Badar.
More than 30 students from Grades 4 and 5 attended the recent virtual session, in which Fahad told them about his journey as an adventurer, and about his achievement of becoming the first Arab man to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, each within 24 hours.
The aim of the session was to inspire students and to encourage them to dream big and work with dedication towards achieving their life goals. ......read more
Road Map Can Help Coastal Countries Tap Offshore Resources
Qatar, June 14, 2020: WASHINGTON, D.C.: A new book by energy expert Roudi Baroudi highlights often overlooked mechanisms that could defuse tensions and help unlock billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas.
“Maritime Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean: the Way Forward” – distributed by Brookings Institution Press – outlines the extensive legal and diplomatic framework available to countries looking to resolve contested borders at sea. In it, Baroudi reviews the emergence and (growing) influence of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), whose rules and standards have become the basis for virtually all maritime negotiations and agreements. He also explains how recent advances in science and ......read more
Doha, Qatar - June 09, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) is hosting a virtual ‘E-Meet Our Admissions’ event over Microsoft teams on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5pm. Final year business students at the College of North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) are invited to join the virtual gathering to learn about the university’s top up degree programmes and advanced entry programmes.
The virtual admissions session is organized to build on the progression agreement signed with CNA-Q as a part of the university’s dedication to raise awareness about its top up degree programmes, supplementary course programmes for upgrading from a diploma to a university degree, for students wishing to gain a finance related bachelor’s degree ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020: In collaboration with Dr Stacy Hackner, professor at UCL Arts & Sciences, UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a toolkit to help parents and educators deliver creative object-based learning and inquiry. The toolkit facilitates learning and provides practical session plans to get parents and educators started.
Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a type of educational practice that incorporates everyday objects and works of art, as well as first-hand experience for learning. This type of transformative learning technique is meant to provide an alternative to lecturing, copying, and memorizing. The format is based on facilitation whereby teachers guide students through a variety of activities, which ensures that all the learning objectives are ......read more
Qatar - May 28, 2020: At the beginning of this year, through its Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society, the World Economic Forum published an innovate study of on “The Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy .” The authors used sophisticated statistical techniques to estimate the extent to which seven key career clusters of the new economy will be responsible for job opportunities over the next few years. These emerging jobs will create high demand for both technology-oriented and more human-oriented opportunities that can fulfil people’s personal aspirations and potential.
The jobs of tomorrow cluster around seven themes: (1) caring professions; (2) data and Artificial Intelligence; (3) engineering and cloud computing; (4) green professions; (5) ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020: The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has allowed academic institutions worldwide to rethink their use of technology. ACS International School Doha has intuitively been part of this shift, backed by a technology driven curriculum, to help its community transition from traditional to distance learning in science related fields.
ACS Doha has always integrated a technology-driven approach in its teaching strategies to enrich the learning experience for students in all subjects. At the beginning of this year, ACS Doha began integrating new digital anchor resources for mathematics and science to ensure the rigor its curriculum. With teachers and students already using technology oriented approaches to learning and teaching, they maintained an advantage during the transition to ......read more
Doha, Qatar 13 May 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-NU) hosted its latest interactive webinar to guide high school students in choosing their academic majors. The webinar which was run under QFBA-NU’s latest ‘Ramadan Show’ achieved this by engaging students across Qatar in insightful discussion on selecting the right major.
QFBA-NU held the webinar as part of its social responsibility efforts during the holy month of Ramadan to support students. The webinar, led by Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of Student Affairs at the university, offered advice and guidance along with a comprehensive view of all the higher education opportunities that are available in Qatar. The webinar aimed to inspire today’s youth to pursue their academic journey in spite of ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 11 May 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy conducted a webinar entitled “Innovation in Zakat: an obligation and an economy”, a part of its Ramadan initiative to maintain and continue the Academy’s mission in learning and training and which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan. These learning and cultural activities come after the "Azm" initiative to enable businesses in times of crisis launched by the Academy in conjunction with the current Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The webinar recently featured a one-hour remotely held seminar, which aimed to enable professionals and the Academy public audience to continue distance learning during the holy month of Ramadan and to raise community awareness on the importance of Zakat obligation and its objectives keeping up with ......read more
Doha, Qatar - April 28, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) launched its latest ‘Ramadan Show’ on its Instagram channel.
The show aims to engage with local residents, expats, current university students and high school students through its Instagram Channel to cover a wide array of topics and FAQs such as how to choose your academic major, post-secondary options available in Qatar, admissions requirements, how to improve your English language, employability skills, the importance of one’s CV and how to navigate LinkedIN.
QFBA-NU kicked off its show on the 26th of April, featuring a an introductory Instagram Live session with Mr. Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of Student Affairs at QFBA-NU, and Mr. Mohammad Al Janahi, Head of ......read more
Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) recently hosted a webinar with over 40 participants to engage the public in an open dialogue about the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the financial sector. The webinar took place on the 16th of April led by Dr. Ali Malik, Accounting Programme Leader at QFBA-Northumbria University.
The webinar took place as part of QFBA-Northumbria University’s aim to foster fruitful dialogue and discussion surrounding the implications of the current situation on the financial sector with students, working professionals and those interested in finance related fields around Qatar.
Dr. Ali Malik’s lead discussion featured key topics that explored the realities of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020: ACS International School Doha has compiled its best practical advice for parents who are adapting to their new role of both parent and educator, as Qatar-based schools continue to educate their students through distance learning.
ACS's tips aim to help families make the best of new and unfamiliar learning environments, and equip parents for the more practical aspects of learning from home.
Robert Harrison, Education Strategy Director, ACS International Schools, comments: "Distance learning presents us all with formidable challenges, and we are all learning how to do things differently. While no one is sure yet how long distance learning will continue, we know that it won’t last forever, and it's important that we offer the best support we can in this ......read more
Doha, Qatar - 15,March 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria) launched a new master’s programme (MSc) in Finance. The post graduate degree spans over a period of 1 year. It aims to offer an academically sound yet flexible programme in response to analyzing the current needs, gaps and demands of Qatar’s financial ......read more
Doha, Qatar - March 04, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University announced a new top up undergraduate degree program in accounting and finance in addition to its existing finance related majors for the 2020 academic year. The new top up program launch emerged as a result of QFBA’s effort to analyze the current financial ......read more
An Undergraduate Grant Program in Qatar
Doha, Qatar, 15 February 2020: Alfardan Group has inaugurated “Tariqi”, a program that initially started in 2006 with an intention to offer students unique opportunities to receive funding for their undergraduate education and embark on their working careers with one of the region’s fastest growing ......read more
Doha, Qatar Feb 16 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) celebrated graduating the 7th cohort of its leading quality qatarization program Kawader, where 28 graduates entered the financial services sector bringing the total number of graduates since its inception to 176.
Under the theme of trust, perseverance, professionalism, integrity and hard-work, the ......read more
Empowering the ACS Doha’s youth to pursue sports
15th February 2020, Doha, Qatar – ACS International School Doha community celebrated National Sports Day by inspiring students to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle in presence of leading track and field runner, Mariam Farid. Students engaged in an open discussion on how sports can empower them to reach ......read more
Doha, Qatar: February 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University participates in Qatari Youth Forum’s third edition, organized by the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports on February 4 and 5.
QFBA’s participation in the Qatari Youth Forum came into ......read more
Nearly 17,000 students from 17 public and private schools take part
Doha, Qatar 02 February 2020: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, committed to providing education to the most disadvantaged populations, carried its latest “No Child Left Out” 2019 campaign.
The campaign inspired thousands of ......read more
Donation to go towards “Together Project”
Doha, Qatar 30 January 2020 – Education Above All (EAA) foundation, has announced a contribution from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Qatar LLC, which will see the chemical producer invest QR 385,000 into EAA’s Together Project.
While EAA foundation ......read more
26 January 2020, Doha, Qatar – Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has signed a collaborative service agreement with the Royal College International (RCI), an entity that promotes and delivers programs and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The agreement will help establish Royal College International based ......read more
EAA launches edvOcate to inspire and mobilize future leaders in protection of education
Doha, 22 January 2020 – Highlighting the importance of youth voices in securing the protection of education for all children and youth, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, today hosted Youth Talk ED 2.0, the inaugural event ......read more
Empowering Qatar’s youth to a more sustainable future
20 January 2019, Doha, Qatar - ACS International School Doha celebrated its first Young Sustainability Awards, an initiative to encourage students to think critically about their environment. The award ceremony featured representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Municipality, sustainability advocates and local ......read more
Doha, Qatar 17 December 2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University celebrated Qatar National Day, where the Academy’s various departments and university students joined together to commemorate this year’s slogan “the path to excellence in difficult”. The event featured Dr. Khalid Al Horr, CEO of ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2019: As a part of its key vision to work towards transforming Qatar to a knowledge based economy, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Qatar National Library hosted an educational seminar dedicated to inform young students how to navigate choosing their university major.
The seminar successfully provided a ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2019: Addressing threats to education worldwide and supporting disadvantaged children in the wake of conflicts, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), a programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, marked its tenth anniversary with an evening of celebration featuring ......read more
Empowering Qatar’s youth to become global thinkers and doers
20 November 2019, Doha, Qatar - ACS International School Doha announced a new five-year education strategy that builds on a unique educational approach to get its students ready to succeed in a complex world filled with both challenges and opportunities.
The strategy calls for a world-class education system that equips ......read more
Qatar - November 11, 2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria) took part in Qatar Sustainability Week, an annual event aimed to engage the community in a wide range of sustainability related activities, in line with actualizing the sustainable development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
During ......read more
10 November 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, launched yesterday a three-day workshop on education through Museums, in collaboration with the Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA).
Titled “When theory meets hands-on activities – Museum education practical ......read more
The 9th Graduation Ceremony of Qatar International Beauty Academy (QIBA) saw 32 Qatari females graduating among 59 students this year in an event that showcased their talents and achievements
Doha, Qatar: 3 November 2019: Qatar International Beauty Academy (Tajmeel), a project developed by Social Development Center (Nama) , celebrated the graduation of a new batch of ......read more
Utah company creating onboarding training for luxury clinic in Qatar
American Fork, Utah - October 31, 2019 - eLearning Brothers announced a major new contract with Alfardan Medical and Northwestern Medicine. The eLearning Brothers custom solutions team will be creating a comprehensive online training program to prepare newly hired healthcare professionals, leaders, and employees to deliver ......read more
October 30, 2019: Compass International School Doha (Compass) students will take part in a swimming challenge to swim across Qatar on Sunday, 3 November to Thursday, 7 November.
Believed to be the first swimming challenge of its kind in Qatar, students at the school’s Gharaffa campus will swim 90,000 metres or 6,429 lengths of the school pool to raise awareness of the UNICEF Global ......read more
October 22, 2019: Compass International School Doha (Compass) is delighted to announce that two students have been awarded ‘Top in Qatar’ by Cambridge International Education for the highest mark in Qatar for IGCSE subjects.
Noemi Pajak-Grigorean achieved the highest mark in Qatar in the Art and Design IGCSE and Ada Egilmez was the top student in Qatar in the ......read more
Doha, 22 October2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University participated in this year’s University Expo, which took place over a two-day period from October 16-17, 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC) to raise awareness to the public on the university’s programs and finance related degrees.
With a ......read more
At the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
Two full days showcasing everything related to undergraduate and graduate, local and international education
(Doha, Qatar – 14 October 2019) University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to advance their academic ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 10 October 2019: On the occasion of “World Post Day”, celebrated annually on October 9, Qatar Post shared its multifaceted program aimed at familiarizing the general public with the various functions of the postal sector, its products and services as well as at raising awareness as to the history and the evolution of Qatar Post.
Commenting on this occasion, ......read more
Experts and Advocates Discuss Achievements, Ongoing and Future Challenges
Surrounding the Right to Education
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019: Following Education Above and Human Rights Council gathered some of the world’s most leading experts and advocates to discuss the current state of affairs regarding the right to education.
Focused ......read more