Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 – More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha.
As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered residencies at various organizations where they intern full-time and explore professional career opportunities by working onsite in a professional environment.
“The NU-Q residency program,” Everette E. Dennis, NU-Q dean and CEO, said, “based on a model from our home campus in Evanston, Illinois, allows students to get substantive professional experience under supervision at some of the world’s leading media ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019: Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April 2, the 4th ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), and sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT,’ invites members of the private sector, particularly small and medium ......read more
With a view to offer students global financial paradigms
Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019: The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ever-growing collaboration between MUFG and QFBA Kawader, has been working to create expansive and challenging opportunities for the program.
The program, which provides learning opportunities for those interested in developing their skill set and knowledge of the financial services arena, this year saw interns seconded to London in Structured Finance, Hong Kong in Global Markets and Singapore in Project Finance. MUFG hosted 3 interns of the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 11, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) museum – the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – will host its first program in collaboration with UCL Qatar.
“New Media + New Museum: Communication and Storytelling” will be a panel discussion on the evolving uses of new media in exhibitions and storytelling in museums.
Housed in NU-Q’s building, the Media Majlis will host biannual exhibitions, weekly programs, and other events that encourage the exploration, discussion, and interrogation of media, journalism, and communication through global, regional, and local lenses. Its first exhibition, Arab Identities, images in film, will explore the deep and complicated meanings of identity in film, as well as ......read more
4th March 2019 - Qatar
UCL Qatar students have participated in the Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in India on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, as part of the latest international study trip organised by the university.
The conference, which took place at Ambedkar University Delhi, exposed students on UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA programme to the latest technologies and developments in Digital Libraries and Library Science.
Students also witnessed the processes behind archiving historically significant records and materials during a visit to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
The trip was led by Armin Straube, Teaching Fellow of the Library and Information Studies MA at UCL Qatar, who explained: “Through this visit, our students ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 3, 2019 – Communication professionals interested in learning more about how to use their marketing skills to take full advantage of media mega-events like the World Cup have the opportunity to do so through an executive education masterclass being offered at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) in March.
Students who enroll in the Sport Communication, Marketing, and Governance masterclass at NU-Q will study successful sport organizations that have generated new audiences and revenues through their engagement with sport and examine how that is used in emerging markets such as China, India, and the Middle East.
“We at Northwestern want to connect human and material assets in communication in a way that is useful to people in Qatar as we offer this timely and relevant course ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 26, 2019 – Marc Lynch, one of the most widely quoted experts on Middle East politics and media, spoke at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and questioned the way many people generalize about the Arab Spring. To the audience of students, faculty, and staff, Lynch explained that this conventional way of thinking results in categorizing the countries in the region as either successes or failures based on the leadership in each country.
“This makes no sense to me at all,” said Lynch, “because what we’ve seen are really revolutionary transformations at every level from individual to societal to international. Every country has been profoundly affected by what’s happened since 2011 whether or not the leader changed.”
Lynch, a professor of political science and ......read more
With a view to offer global exposure to EAA youths and drive change
Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2019: As part of its commitment to provide global engagement to new generation and to be the change agents, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation delegation comprised of 12 students took part in the 23rd Session of the Youth Assembly, which was held from February 15-17, 2019 in New York City, USA.
Sponsored by Qatar Financial Center (QFC), EAA youth delegation were able to showcase their capabilities to the global audience under the theme, ‘Empowering Youth for Global Development’.
Throughout history, young people have played crucial roles in leading national and global movements that changed the world, despite the numerous challenges that they face, such as age discrimination, ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 24 February 2019- Taking its league of leading financing and business courses forward, Qatar Finance & Business Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its latest certification program, “Certified Digital Marketing Professional”. This is the first of its kind course being launched in Qatar to ace the digital marketing skills. “Certified Digital Marketing Professional” is an important international accreditation by the Digital Marketing Institute for marketers seeking to develop in their careers and achieve marketing growth in their organizations.
This training solution contains 10 modules that cover all the disciplines involved in best practice: Digital Marketing Foundation; Website Optimization; Content Marketing; Social Media Marketing; SEO; Paid search; Display and Video ......read more
Agreement will facilitate knowledge transfer and scientific research
DOHA, QATAR - February 20, 2019 – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Barzan Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the field of scientific research and strategic studies. Nasser Al Naimi, managing director of Barzan Holdings, and Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, signed the MoU at a meeting to discuss areas of cooperation and collaboration.
Al Naimi noted said the agreement will help Barzan in its objective to create innovative security technologies to promote Qatar’s defence industries. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and working together to provide opportunities for graduates in all of CMU-Q’s program areas,” said Al ......read more
DOHA, Qatar –18 February 2019 – Marking the completion of yet another successful term of its renowned national development program, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently held the graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the ‘Kawader’ program under the patronage of the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi. The event was attended by CEOs of top banks and financial sector institutions, senior HR executives, parents and the media.
The ceremony saw the graduation of 25 outstanding young Qataris, bringing the total number of participants in ‘Kawader’ since its inception to 149 students, who have been primed to contribute effectively to the human capital development of the country’s financial services sector, the national economy’s progress, and ......read more
16 January 2019 - Qatar
As part of the UCL Qatar and Qatar Museums Origins of Doha and Qatar project, UCL Qatar has developed an innovative presentation to support schoolteachers in teaching the history of Qatari homes.
Throughout the 2018/19 school year, UCL Qatar aims to reach thousands of students between the ages of 6 and 11, developing their knowledge of the history of Qatari traditions and the main architectural features of homes in the 1930s and 40s.
The Origins of Doha and Qatar project, which these materials form part of, is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund’s National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), and draws on archaeology, history and geography to depict the historical development of Qatar. The materials are designed to be used by teachers to support the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 16, 2019 – Marc Lynch, professor of political science and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as the author of several books on the Middle East, will speak at NU-Q on “Displacement and Wars in the Middle East.”
The event will be moderated by Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, on Tuesday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m.
Lynch has been a member of the Content Advisory Group for the University’s museum – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – since 2012. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a contributing editor at the Monkey Cage blog for The Washington Post.
Lynch, one of the most ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2019 – Working with the theme “Legacy and Promise,” students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spent 48-hours producing multimedia projects with film and photography as well as creative writing and live performance at the University’s annual Creative Media Festival.
The theme inspired students to explore how legacies are formed and what promises legacies hold for the future. Moving forward to increasingly critical moments on the global scale such as mass migration, climate change, and political populism, students were urged to consider what promises are being made to future generations.
One team of students used photographs and live performance for their project “The Good, The Bad, and The Evil” to demonstrate how sometimes only the bad things ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s global programme, Educate A Child (EAC), in partnership with the British Council, is pleased to announce the ‘Ilm-Possible: Take a Child to School (TACS) Phase II’ project in Pakistan, aiming to enrol 200,000 out of school children (OOSC) into quality primary education throughout the country.
Building on the previously successful Phase I strategies of TACS, this three-year joint project is also supported by Generation Amazing, the social and human legacy programme of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to enhance the learning experience of class 1-5 students by introducing a football for development module called ‘United Generation’ that promotes ‘life skills through sports’ as part of a normal ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 09 February, 2019: Northumbria University, UK, in Qatar is pleased to announce that it has started accepting admission applications for bachelor degrees major in Accounting, Finance & Investments and International Banking & Finance that have been licensed by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Located at QFBA, in West Bay, Northumbria University is providing an opportunity for high school graduates who are looking for a university degree from a UK-based university located in Qatar, as well as the chance to top up to a bachelor’s degree, for diploma holders are being granted, in related fields.
The last date for submission of applications is August 1, 2019 as the academic session starts from September onwards.
On this occasion, Dr. Khalid Al Horr, CEO, QFBA, ......read more
More than 200 students compete in Carnegie Mellon’s high school robotics tournament
February 09, 2019 - DOHA, QATAR: A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, brought together 15 teams to program a robot through a complex game board.
Botball participants receive their robot and their mission at a workshop eight weeks before the final event so they can learn to program the robot and plan a strategy for the final competition.
Qatar Academy narrowly edged out the Lebanese School of Qatar to secure first place. English Modern School took third place for the overall competition.
Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) is a world ......read more
Doha, Qatar, February 06, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora in Gaza, successfully hosted “INSPIRE 2019,” inspire hearts, minds, action! This conference, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and Qatar Fund For Development and in partnership with Al Nayzak organization, took place on January 31, 2019. Organized entirely by Al Fakhoora students, INSPIRE was a “first of its kind” annual conference to discuss cutting edge and currently relevant issues in the field of education.
The aim of the conference was to empower youth to speak up and become part of the global conversation on issues in the forefront of education, as well as to share Al Fakhoora students’ ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 6, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has appointed Rami Al-Badry as director of production and digital media services. Al-Badry left CNN in Washington DC to join NU-Q. He brings 15 years of experience as a production and operations manager in leading media organizations in the U.S., U.K., and Middle East.
As director, he will oversee the department that manages NU-Q’s studios, advanced equipment, and state-of-the-art Newsroom so they are operational and ready for students, faculty, and staff. He and his staff also provide production support in classrooms and training for digital media projects.
This appointment came after an international search. Dean Everette E. Dennis called Al-Badry a “consummate and respected professional who has a natural penchant for teaching and ......read more
DOHA, Qatar, 04 February 2019: Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals.
The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.
The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved participation of Qatari employees from all QFC entities.
Commenting on the occasion, Qatar Financial Centre CEO Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 4, 2019 –Northwestern University in Qatar has released the results of its sixth annual Middle East Media Use survey on its interactive website, mideastmedia.org. The full report, in English and Arabic, will be released in March.
The comprehensive 2018 survey, which can be explored in detail via searchable charts, videos, and essays, looks at changes in media consumption patterns, attitudes and content preferences. The participating countries – Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia – represent a cultural and geopolitical cross-section of the MENA region.
“NU-Q’s annual media usage surveys are widely cited by scholars, industry experts, and other thought leaders who seek to explain regional ......read more
Doha, Qatar – January 26, 2018: Resilience is one of the key issues in strategic and crisis communication, and professional communicators will have the opportunity to learn strategies to address this issue at an executive education program being offered by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis pointed to the blockade of Qatar as an example of navigating an institution during a time of sudden change. “This course,” Dennis said, “will offer insight on how Qatari-based businesses can keep running smoothly and be resilient in spite of such changes and challenges. Facilitated by leading specialists in this area, this program is an extension of NU-Q’s expertise in the area of media and communication.”
The ......read more
Secondary school students learn about CMU-Q degree programs through interactive workshops
Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019: Nearly 140 students from 35 Qatar high schools visited Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) to learn about fields of study in business, science and technology. The event, called Experience CMU-Q, is the university’s flagship program for introducing prospective students to the campus.
Addressing the students, Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, said: “CMU-Q is a global community. We all come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, and nearly every student speaks at least two languages. We don’t just acquire knowledge at CMU-Q—we put our ideas into practice. We like to solve problems and puzzles, and create new ways of doing things.
Experience ......read more
Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019: As part of its year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Northwestern University in Qatar’s establishment in Doha, it is joining with its alumni and hosting a homecoming for the University’s faculty, staff, and students.
Homecomings are a tradition in the United States for universities to welcome back former students, along with current students, faculty, and staff, to celebrate the institution. The Northwestern Club of Qatar will host the event, which is being held as part of Northwestern’s global alumni event – NU Connects.
“We look forward to welcoming home our alumni as part of NU Connects, as well as hosting our current students, faculty, and staff for a homecoming that will mark and celebrate NU-Q’s development and achievements in Doha over the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019: The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhubhani, who was making her directorial debut, won Made in Qatar’s Best Documentary Award.
“NU-Q recognizes that these awards reflect on the quality of education our students receive, as well as the support they have from faculty, the administration, and student clubs,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “Over the past 10 years, we have been proud to see our students and alumni continue to shine at festivals from Ajyal to Cannes with films and ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019: The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries.
Received by Dr. Mohammed Al Emadi, QBA Head of Sales and ......read more
Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 – Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.
In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve” with which the school, its sister ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 06 January - 2019 - Capturing newer horizons of growth and empowering financial sectors of Qatar, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) proudly collaborated with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) and delivered a seminar on “Aviation Financing”. Aviation finance is turning out to be a lucrative business proposition for Qatar. At present, there ......read more
Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2018: In order to facilitate Certified Management Accountant (CMA) students with the program highlights, Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully conducted CMA P1 free boot camp in association with IMA Doha Chapter LLD (G). Held on December 15, at Intercontinental, Doha, this event intended to update accountants on new CMA practices and prepare them to ......read more
With a view to facilitate the launch of its new programs in 2019
DOHA, Qatar – 19 December 2018 – The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) participated in the 2018 Euromoney Qatar conference. The 7th edition held the leading finance and investment conference in the second week of December. This year’s edition welcomed several government officials, ......read more
CMU-Q showcases educational computer science program as part of Qatar Foundation’s theme, ‘together for our homeland’
Qatar, December 15, 2018: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is showcasing its Alice Middle East software at Darb Al Saai as part of the 2018 Qatar National Day festivities. CMU-Q is part of Qatar Foundation’s tent, which celebrates the ......read more
The winning team from the university presented a comprehensive security solution with the aim of protecting sensitive data
Dell EMC recognizes regional talent in annual graduation project competition ‘Envision the Future’
Qatar University was recognized as the winner for the demonstration of a Hardening Fingerprint Authentication using ......read more
Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2018 – At a time when some people seem to struggle to disagree agreeably, students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are learning how to debate opposing viewpoints collegially through the university’s Debate Club – and they are winning awards and recognition.
The Debate Club is led by Ayman Al-Rachid and Sikandar Ali ......read more
DOHA, Qatar –04 December 2018 - With an aim to expand its reach, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria University, participated in the University Expo, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education Qatar on November 28 – 29, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, ......read more
Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2018: Post its entry into Qatar, Northumbria University Newcastle has been continuously expanding its program offerings for Qatari students to grow their horizons. With its intent to keep looking for newer avenues, Northumbria University takes pleasure in announcing its strategic tie-up with Academic Bridge Program (ABP). Hosted by Qatar Finance and Business ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 26, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has selected Palestinian-American Hala Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses as the campus-wide read for the university’s One Book, One NU-Q program.
The novel, which has won several awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab-American Book Award, is about a ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 – NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event.
“Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent effort and bold creativity students exhibit in ......read more
With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staff
Doha, Qatar, November 19, 2018: With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).
The MoU was signed by QFBA Chief ......read more
Doha, Qatar, November 12, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), has successfully concluded its four-day ROTA Youth Challenge training at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
The ROTA Youth Challenge aims to enhance the capabilities and potential of the youth, thus creating an enabling environment for effective citizenship and ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 7, 2018 – How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar. The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V. Pavlik, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by Routledge, ......read more
DOHA, Qatar –06 November 2018 - Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has announced that it has recently received the most acclaimed membership of The CPD Certification Service. The accreditation is to acknowledge that QFBA courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal ......read more
In collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy
Doha, October 31, 2018 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently organized an lecture on corporate banking and it’s contributions the Qatari economy, to students of Northumbria ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 30th, 2018 – How the traditional majlis in Qatar and the Gulf region is influenced by social media was explored and analyzed by a panel of communication experts during a session of the Qatar Media Industries Forum on Monday.
The forum, convened twice annually by Northwestern University in Qatar, reported that the Majlis, long the most ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 27, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q)’s upcoming Qatar Media Industries Forum will discuss the role of social media and its effect on influencing political debate and conversations in contrast to the traditional Qatari majlis.
The forum – Social Media and the Majlis, Technology Confronts Tradition – will also address ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2018 – A new book by Northwestern University in Qatar Professor Sam Meekings uncovers the story behind a painting by Vincent van Gogh of his personal doctor, Paul Gachet. The book explores the history of Gachet’s life as well as the painting itself and brings nuance to this doctor’s melancholy character.
Meekings, an accomplished ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 13, 2018 – A recently released five-year retrospective report examining media use in the Middle East found that Qataris are among the most digitally connected citizens in the Arab Region. In terms of internet penetration, Qatar has one of the highest internet use rates of any country in the world, approaching saturation at 95 percent.
“With ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 9, 2018 – Undergraduates from Northwestern’s Evanston campus are spending a semester on the University’s international campus in Qatar.
The students – Bryan Lee, Dylan Gresik, and Liming (Adrian) Wan – are spending the Fall semester at NU-Q where they are exploring the Middle East and learning first-hand about the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2018: Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) Professor Marco Williams has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for awarding the film world’s Oscars.
Williams, who holds a joint appointment as professor of communication at NU-Q and on the University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, has been ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 1, 2018 – As part of the recently opened Media Innovation Lab (The MIL) at Northwestern University in Qatar, an expert on virtual and augmented reality spoke at the University. Mia Tramz, Emmy-winning producer and editorial director of enterprise and immersive experiences at TIME Inc., spoke about virtual reality as a new tool for ......read more
The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves.
However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its ......read more