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Healthcare Professionals Boost Research Skills with WCM-Q course

Doha – June 27, 2022: Healthcare professionals in Qatar enhanced their understanding of qualitative research thanks to a course delivered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). The five-day course demonstrated the merit of using qualitative research in clinical settings, where it can help researchers gain greater understanding of patient experiences than when using quantitative methods alone.  The course also equipped participants with an understanding of the operation of the scientific process when conducting qualitative research and explained how to integrate scientific rigor and ethics into qualitative research studies.  Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, professor of research in population health sciences at WCM-Q, and Dr. Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, assistant professor ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education

Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science concluded the National Consultation on the future of education in Qatar in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF Participants developed a set of recommendations for the recovery of education and key areas of action in Qatar in preparation for the UN Transforming Education Summit in September   Qatar, 18 June 2022 – On June 15th and 16th, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. As a result, participants developed a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main ......read more

WCM-Q Training Program Provides a Boost for Budding Local Researchers

Doha – June 15, 2022: Seven aspiring biomedical scientists gained key research skills by completing Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program (BRTP) for Nationals.  The BRTP is designed to give Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college a solid foundation in practical lab skills, experience of working on real research projects alongside WCM-Q’s highly qualified scientific faculty, clinical research competencies, and an understanding of key concepts in research administration.  In recognition of their successful mastery of the skills and competencies covered on the program, the interns were presented with certificates of graduation at a special ceremony held at WCM-Q. This year’s ceremony also celebrated the tenth ......read more

Doha Festival City Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis with the Hamad Medical Corporation's Public Education Initiative

As part of its #FestivalCares initiative, Doha Festival City hosted a two-day informative campaign on the support available to families in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 13, June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a two-day awareness campaign on the disease, Multiple Sclerosis in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Neurology Department and Patient Family Education as well as with the Hamad Outpatient Neurology Clinic.  In line with World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day and its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall hosted a two-day campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), through setting up a booth to share information about the disease and to provide more information about the support available for ......read more

Reviving Modern Standard Arabic can Unify the Arab World

Carnegie Mellon expert believes MSA can bridge gap for Arab youth  Zeinab Ibrahim, sociolinguist and professor of Arabic studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, believes that an emphasis on Modern Standard Arabic education and new language teaching approaches can revive the language and bring the Arab world together.  “Today, English is a lingua franca, meaning it is the bridge language used in international forums,” says Ibrahim.  As a result, many Arabs are prioritizing English language learning over Modern Standard Arabic. “Many families are only being exposed to English content, whether it’s movies, series, or songs, and this is a concerning phenomenon.” “We should realize that the message we’re conveying to our ......read more

Northview International School, Doha to Open its Doors in August 2022

A Leading American International School, Northview International will deliver incredible, whole child education focusing on academic rigor for children ages 3-18.   The internationally accredited American curriculum will focus on universal values, individual growth and broad development to enable pupils to realize their full potential, build resilience and become responsible citizens of the world and will be enriched by a range of dynamic extra-curricular experiences. Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, will deliver an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families. The school is now open to expressions of interest for the first intake of students ......read more

WCM-Q Researchers and Students Publish Study on 3D Tissue-Engineered Drug Screening Platforms

Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases. The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.  The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’ The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Team Creates Three-Year Computer Science Curriculum

New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools   A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program. The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total. Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more

Match Day Joy for WCM-Q's New Doctors

Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.  The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more

WCM-Q Students Boost Key Physicianship Skills with Cornell Stars Program

Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.  Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.  Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Students Win National Arabic Debate Championship

April 28, 2022:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won the QatarDebate Arabic National Universities Debating Championship in Arabic, with all three debaters placing in the top ten speakers of both the tournament and championship.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour and Abdullah Shaar had a perfect record in league competitions this academic year, placing first in the Arabic National Universities League. In the championship final, they faced off against a team from Qatar University, and were ultimately victorious. This is the second consecutive year the team has won the Qatar national championship, and the second consecutive year that Shaar won best speaker. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on their win. “A Carnegie Mellon ......read more

WCM-Q Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program provides Pathway to Careers in Medicine for High School Students

Doha – April 27, 2022:  Forty-eight talented high school students with ambitions to become physicians have completed the challenging Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP), run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  The program runs from September to March and offers advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills and English for academic purposes to help students who wish to study medicine at WCM-Q hit the ground running. Given the challenging nature of much of the material, there was a celebratory atmosphere when the successful students gathered at WCM-Q for a completion ceremony to mark their achievements. The students, who are in grades 10, 11 and 12, were drawn from 19 high schools in both the government and public sectors. Each ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Marhaba Tartans for Newly Admitted Students

DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed newly admitted students at the Marhaba Tartans event.  Each year, CMU-Q hosts the admitted students to learn more about the university, including academic programs and student experience. This is the first time Marhaba Tartans has been in-person since 2019, and the sessions were also live-streamed for those who could not attend. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that admission to the CMU-Q Class of 2026 was exceptionally competitive. “Students, you are among a very select group, and I want to congratulate each and every one of you. You have worked hard in high school, you have shown us that you are curious, driven and creative. You have earned your place in the Class of 2026.” In 2022, application numbers ......read more

Auburn University Students Visit the Air Cargo Facility at Atlanta Airport

Qatar Airways Cargo, Swissport, and JAS Worldwide open their doors to the next generation in aviation and air cargo management, inviting Auburn University students to Atlanta Airport.   DOHA, Qatar – A group of students currently studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Auburn University, were given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes air cargo familiarisation tour at Atlanta Airport on 25 March 2022. It was a joint initiative planned by Auburn University, JAS Worldwide, Swissport, and Qatar Airways Cargo. The 7.5-hour event kicked off in the afternoon, first with lunch at the JAS WW Campus Sandy Springs, a meet and greet session with JAS and Qatar Airways Cargo management, and company presentations, before transferring to Atlanta Airport. Following the airport’s introductory presentation, the students were given ......read more

Carnegie Mellon, CRA Workshops provide Essential training for IPv6 Security

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), in collaboration with the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), held workshops to train information technology professionals in Qatar on securing their Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks. The workshops were held at CMU-Q on March 29 and 30. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. CRA and CMU-Q published the IPv6 Security Guidelines in December 2021 to provide step by step guidance to organizations who are securing their IPv6 networks. IPv6 is the next generation of the networking technology that will serve as the backbone of the internet for the next several decades. The workshops provide networking and security professionals hands-on training for the mitigations identified in the guidelines. Khalid Warraich, Chief Information Officer at CMU-Q, noted that the ......read more

High School Students Explore Life as a Medical Student on WCM-Q Online Program

Doha – April 5, 2022: High school students with an aptitude for the sciences spent a week experiencing life as a medical student on Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Online Program.  Thirty-seven students from 14 high schools joined the Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) session, spending a week taking part in online sessions led by WCM-Q’s expert faculty on a wide range of subjects, including biology, chemistry, pharmacology, emergency medicine and anatomy.  The experience also included coaching to help students prepare their college applications, with sessions on writing personal statements, communication skills, interview techniques, and information about the various career paths open to students who pursue a medical degree. The high school students also had the opportunity to meet with ......read more

WCM-Q Training Event Boosts Medication Safety for Patients

Doha – March 24, 2022: Healthcare experts from across Qatar convened for a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) interprofessional training event that discussed strategies to optimize the safety of medication for patients in the primary care and outpatient settings in Qatar.  The Optimization of Medication Safety in the Primary Care & Outpatient Settings event was coordinated by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and featured expert speakers from academia, the public health sector, and the private sector. During the event, which was held on WCM-Q’s virtual platform, the speakers outlined the risk factors for adverse drug events and medication errors, discussed why and how medication safety incidences occur in the prescribing, dispensing and administration processes in primary ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Celebrates Dean's List, Fall 2021

168 students recognized for academic excellence Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 168 students for academic excellence with the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List ceremony. Students are included on the Dean’s List based on grades from the previous semester.  The Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester included 28 first-year students, 47 sophomore students, 49 junior students and 44 senior students.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, opened the ceremony with words of encouragement. “If you are here today as one of our Dean’s List honorees, you did a lot of things right last semester. Acknowledge your accomplishment and take a moment to feel proud. If there are areas you feel you can improve, also acknowledge them. Understanding ......read more

CMU-Q Startup Receives Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Alumni-led company, Stellic, will investigate challenges for students from traditionally under-represented student populations March12, 2022:  A business that started as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has been awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to identify technology challenges in the areas of student advising, degree progress and tracking.  Sabih Bin Wasi is a co-founder of the technology firm, Stellic: “With this grant, we are hoping to learn the impact that current university data systems and infrastructure are having on students. We believe technology has a bigger role to play, like providing better information to advisers and people who support students. That’s what we hope to learn through this ......read more

WCM-Q Researchers Identify Protein markers for COVID-19 Disease

Doha – March 7th, 2022: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have together with colleagues from the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York (WCM-NY) identified proteins that circulate at higher levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients than in healthy controls. The Doha-based researcher team, led by Dr. Frank Schmidt and Dr. Karsten Suhre, used WCM-Q's advanced biomedical research facilities to identify protein markers in blood samples that were collected during the first COVID-19 wave by Dr. Augustin Choi’s team at WCM-NY. These marker proteins are helping researchers to better understand the molecular processes that are involved in the progression of COVID-19, and in particular the body’s inflammatory response that sometimes triggers severe outcomes. Their study confirmed the findings of ......read more

The Business Year to host Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, Commemorating International Women's Day in Qatar

STANDFIRST: This March 7, The Business Year will host a panel discussion, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, commemorating International Women’s Day Doha, March 7, 2021—The Business Year, in partnership with The Qatari Businesswomen Association, is hosting a special event, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, this Monday, March 7, in the Sidra Ballroom at JW Marriot Marquis.  The event will be attended by an audience of top-level individuals from the public and private sectors, who will gather to discuss the diversification of the nation’s economy through the voices of female leaders, as well as the added value they are bringing in sectors such as finance, health, education, ICT, and sports. It is sponsored by Masraf al Rayan and Microsoft.  Monday’s program will begin with a welcome ......read more

CMU-Q Explores Qatari Dialects, Draws Interactive Map to Preserve Heritage

Research project tracks social and geographical variations, creating digital tool to explore Qatari dialect usage Languages are a main driver of personal interactions and intercultural communication, embodying heritage and reflecting the development of civilizations and societies. As such, languages are constantly evolving and changing from the interaction of society’s various components.  One of the latest research objectives of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is to explore and analyze dialects in Qatar. “Our main goal is to expand Qatar’s knowledge base when it comes to the Qatari dialect, heritage, culture, and identity,” says Zeinab Ibrahim, teaching professor of Arabic studies and the lead principal investigator on the project to create an ......read more

WCM-Q Students Shadow Physicians to gain Clinical Experience

Doha – February 14, 2022: Pre-medical and foundation students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) gained a glimpse of life as a working doctor when they had the chance to shadow practicing physicians for a week at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Sidra Medicine.  Fifty WCM-Q pre-medical and foundation students took part in the Clinical Observership Experience, spending five days in a variety of clinics at either of the two hospitals to learn about the daily routine of qualified healthcare professionals and explore the different specialties available to those pursuing careers in medicine by studying at WCM-Q.  For many of the participants, the experience reaffirmed their decision to train to become a physician. Student Hessa AlThani said: “The clinical observership reminded me again why I chose to ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Panel will Celebrate Female Scientists as Agents of Change

Women in STEM panel discussion will include experts from around the world February 10, 2022:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is hosting a webinar to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The panel will discuss the career journeys of female scientists in Qatar and beyond, as well as the role of female scientists as agents of change. The panel includes several scientists from across Qatar Foundation: Ghizlane Bendriss, assistant professor of biology, Lifestyle Medicine Professional, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Julie Decock, scientist at the Translational Cancer and Immunity Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Center and joint assistant professor at the HBKU College of Health and Life Sciences, and CMU-Q’s Nesrine Affara, ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Grads Launch Qatar Gardening App

Three graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, have joined forces to create an app for gardeners in Qatar. Qatar - February 01, 2022:  Tamim Al-Asfar, Mohamed Hamdi, and Julian Sam created Greenit to make choosing, buying and caring for plants in Qatar more smooth. Hamdi said, “You can buy plants, flowers, pots, everything related to gardening. It’s unique because in Qatar, there's not one place where you can buy what you need, have it delivered, and also learn everything you need to know to care for the plants.” All three Greenit team members graduated in CMU-Q’s Class of 2019. Tamim and Hamdi have degrees in business administration, while Julian has a degree in computer science. Julian noted: “Even the engineers we hired were CMU-Q ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Student Wins MENA Portfolio Management Competition

January 03, 2022:  Daisy Ru, a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has won the Refinitiv Portfolio Management Competition, Middle East and Africa edition. The competition included competitors from 17 universities in seven countries. The competition challenged students to build a portfolio of S&P 500 companies and manage it over several weeks. The top ten students were selected to present their strategy to a panel of judges. Ru scored at the top of the field, edging out the second-place competitor by only a fraction of a point. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated Ru on her exceptional performance: “The business administration program at Carnegie Mellon focuses on decision-making based in quantitative analysis. Daisy has embraced this approach, and I am ......read more

WCM-Q Neuromusicology Research Reveals Secrets of Human Creativity

Doha – December 29, 2021: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have explored the cognitive and neural basis of human creativity by monitoring the brain activity of a musician improvising on the ney, or Arabic flute. The research has been published in Frontiers in Psychology, a leading journal, and is the first scientific study of the neuromusicology of Middle Eastern music. Led by Dr. Ghizlane Bendriss, PhD of Neuroscience and Assistant Professor of Biology, the team of researchers used a wireless electroencephalographic (EEG) headset to record the brainwaves of a musician as he played a total of 24 improvisations at low, medium and high tempos on the ney. Dr. Bendriss designed this project after a student, Mohamed Yaghmour, demonstrated strong interest in research. Dr. Bendriss gathered a complete team to mentor ......read more

WCM-Q Convenes Experts to Discuss Assessment in Competency-Based Medical Education

Doha – December 21, 2021: Medical education experts from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VMUC) in the US, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) convened online for a faculty development program on assessment in competency-based medical education.  Led by course directors Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, vice dean for academic and curricular affairs at WCM-Q, and Dr. Eric S. Holmboe, chief, research, milestones development and evaluation officer at the ACGME, the participants in the two-day program discussed the implications of competency-based medical education and discovered how to employ specific tools to effectively assess competence and give useful feedback to those being assessed. The session also explored key strategies for identifying and remediating a ......read more

Education Above All Demonstrates that Quality Education is the Key to Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals at this year's WISE Summit

Over the course of three days, EAA showcased how innovation and cross-sector partnerships help deliver student-centric solutions and place education at the centre of durable development   Doha, 14 December 2021 – During the WISE summit, which took place in Doha from the 7th- 9th December, Education Above All (EAA) demonstrated how working across sectors and in partnership can deliver holistic, quality education to the world’s most marginalised children and drive sustainable change at a global level.   Conducting multiple roundtable and plenary sessions that showcased the Foundation’s overarching commitment to education, key EAA highlights included: • Pledges by the governments of Rwanda, the Gambia, Djibouti and Zanzibar to join the Foundation’s campaign to achieve Zero out of school ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Student Places Top 5 at Challenge and Innovation Forum

Mohammed Al-Qassabi invented a detection system for offsides, performance issues and injuries in football matches December 14, 2021:  A student from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, placed in the top five at Challenge and Innovation Forum Qatar 2021. Mohammed Al-Qassabi was recognized for his invention of a detection system for football matches that detects offside plays, as well as performance and injury issues. The competition also included a hackathon portion, where teams worked together to create a new invention within 48 hours. Al-Qassabi’s team placed second by creating an invention that provides feedback to home fitness enthusiasts. CMU-Q’s Houda Bouamor, assistant teaching professor in information systems, served as a mentor during the hackathon portion ......read more

QF Student Stands Up to Bullying

Akhlaquna Junior Award 2021 winner strives to create movement of change Kuwait - 25, 2021: Abdullah Al-Mohannadi, a seventh-grade student at Qatar Academy Al Khor, is taking a stand against bullying. The young advocate has created a project that aims to raise awareness of bullying – and the psychological effects on young people – which he hopes to roll out to schools across the country.   Explaining the idea behind the project, Al-Mohannadi says: “I have been thinking about this since I was in the fourth grade, when a new student joined the school and started being bullied by classmates.  “He was polite and had a very high academic performance, but he was shy. The bullies did not leave him alone – they made fun of him all the time, called him names, wouldn’t involve him in ......read more

WCM-Q Student Researchers Highlight the Effects of Flavonoids on COVID-19

Doha – November 22, 2021:  Student researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) contributed to a study investigating the potential of flavonoids found in plants for fighting viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Under the guidance of WCM-Q mentors, medical students Ridhima Kaul and Pradipta Paul conducted a systematic review of 27 existing research papers to determine the effectiveness of 69 different flavonoids against various SARS-CoV-2 drug targets, including ‘3C-like protease’, an enzyme with a key role in replication of the virus.  The study, which is published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, found that several flavonoids showed promising antiviral properties, including quercetin (found in onions, apples, berries and green tea), ......read more

CMU-Q's Dudley Reynolds on Language Learning, Preserving Identity

Senior associate dean for education co-edits book exploring inclusive, multilingual approach to language education November 18, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s (CMU-Q) Dudley Reynolds has co-edited a book of insights from around the world on how to approach language education from an inclusive, multilingual perspective. The book is also edited by Kashif Raza of Qatar University and Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology. “Language is so fundamental to identity,” said Reynolds. “How to approach language education is something almost everyone can relate to.” Reynolds is the senior associate dean for education at CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university. The book, Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism: Past, Present and the Way ......read more

Thales and Qatar University Collaborate to Boost Cybersecurity knowledge in Qatar

Doha, Qatar - 25 October, 2021: Qatar University renews its partnership with global technology leader, Thales, to continue with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, upskill local youth and protect the country against emerging cyber threats. Thales ambition is to be the trusted partner of Qatar in cybersecurity delivering customized solutions to ensure Qatar’s sovereignty. As part of the renewed agreement, Thales will support Qatar University with its annual cybersecurity event, Cyber Week, through reintroducing its advanced training tool, Cyber Range, to assist the university’s students in improving their capabilities to address cyberattacks. The event, organised by Knowledge, Intelligence, Networked Data and Interdisciplinary (KINDI) Research Center, aims to discuss current challenges and future ......read more

The Hamilton International School Announces Scholarship Winners

Two students awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic year  Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education launched to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali Alfardan   Doha, Qatar – 18 October 2021: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has announced two scholarship winners for the 2021 -2022 Academic year.    Fahmy in Grade 9 has been recognized with the Hamilton Principal’s Award and receives a 50% scholarship for this academic year. The Hamilton Principal’s Award is a yearly award for current students that exhibit exceptional academic progress and positively contribute to the school community.    Faris in Grade 8 has been awarded the Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education and receives a ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Welcomes New Faculty

October 16, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences. The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management;  Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.  CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Faculty members in the arts and sciences teach both ......read more

Carnegie Mellon panel: AI should Augment Human Intelligence, not Replace it

October 09, 2021:  An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester. “You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’” People from five continents tuned in to listen to the discussion. During the webinar, the panel discussed the grand challenges for AI researchers in areas like global ......read more

Most Diverse Student Population in Carnegie Mellon Qatar Campus History

CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents September 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people from across the globe come together with a shared vision of knowledge and understanding.” There are 439 students enrolled at CMU-Q for the ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Programs Top the U.S. Undergraduate Rankings

September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”  In the area of undergraduate computer science CMU tied for first place with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Calls for Those Responsible for Attacks on Education to Provide Reparations to Affected Families and Communities

The call is made a day before the world marks the UN Day for Protection of Education from Attack, in midst of growing violence against students, teachers and schools Doha – 08 September 2021:  Education Above All (EAA), the global education foundation, issued a call today for reparations and compensation of victims of attacks on education. The call was made ahead of a high-level virtual event to mark the UN International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack and comes as recently released figures show a dramatic increase in attacks on education in 2020, despite COVID-19-related school closures. According to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) – of which EAA is a founding member – there were 2,400 documented attacks on education in 2020, a 33% increase since ......read more

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• Education Above All Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, expand their partnership with projects in Ethiopia and Kenya  • The projects aim to reach over half a million of the most marginalised people over the next two years   Doha, Qatar -  05, August 2021:  Encouraging collaboration between education and health to increase access for the most ......read more

100% Pass Rate for ACS Doha IB Students…

August 01, 2021:  International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students at ACS International School Doha have achieved an 100% pass rate and will now progress to universities across the world in the USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Qatar and UAE. The DP is a rigorous, globally recognised. two-year qualification. In previous research conducted by ACS International Schools over a ......read more

ACS Doha Appoints Early Childhood Principal To Focus on Needs of Young Learner…

Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2021:   ACS International School Doha has promoted a highly accomplished Early Childhood teacher to the key leadership position of Early Childhood Principal for 2021-22, based at its new state-of-the-art campus in Al Kheesa. Ester-Leigh Rawson has been with the Doha school for almost a decade and brings 14 years of early-years teaching ......read more

Education Above All Foundation in partnership with UNDP and Generation Amazing organised ...…

Education Above All Foundation in Partnership With Undp and Generation Amazing Organised #football4gaza Festival to Help Children and Youth in Gaza Cope With the Trauma Caused by the Recent Hostilities #Football4Gaza brought together 250 children and their families during a day-long event filled with games and entertainment Doha, 11 July 2021:  Education Above All (EAA) ......read more

CMU-Q Researchers Publish first Comprehensive Review of Minor Intron Splicing…

Alumnus-faculty team compiles more than 160 studies to shed light on new possibilities in cancer therapy  July 11, 2021:  Ettaib El Marabti, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), led a team of researchers in the first comprehensive review of minor intron splicing. Scientific findings in this lesser-studied area of genomics could lead to new approaches in fighting ......read more

ACS Doha Celebrates a Year at Its New Al Kheesa Campus…

Doha, Qatar – 11, June 2021:  ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a ......read more

Snoonu Supports the Development of the Workforce with Valuable Internship Opportunities to Students ...…

35 interns join Snoonu’s internship program and reap the benefits of a valuable work experience from top industry professionals 7 July 2021; Doha, Qatar- Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is proud to announce that 35 successful interns have joined its specialized internship program which started in May 2020. The initiative comes as part of the ......read more

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