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 media, alongside participating students and their parents.
The Young Sustainability Awards called for the school’s students of all ages, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to submit action-oriented initiatives. The judging panel comprised ACS Doha teachers and the winners were announced at a special ceremony where they were congratulated and awarded their prizes by special guests from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment as well ......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 QFBA.
The celebration came as a part of QFBA-Northumbria’s effort to reinforce its vision of becoming the leading institutional player to fulfill the nation’s goals and ambitions by providing a stream of qualified young professional contenders who will keep up with Qatar’s economic and human development.
On this occasion, Dr. Khalid Al Horr, CEO of Qatar Finance and Business Academy said:
“Qatar ......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 comprehensive guide for participating students on insights on upcoming and most popular university specialization pathways that students can potentially enter into and new opportunities that are on the horizon. Students were able to fully delve into the pros and cons of various university specializations, and learn how to successfully match the right discipline to the students personality and preferences, empowering future generations to make the ......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 distinguished guests, including world renowned artist and SDG Advocate, Forest Whitaker, along with other EAA partners, at the Museum of Islamic Art.
Commenting on the event, Forest Whitaker said, “I am grateful to EAA and P.E.I.C. in particular, for their support and outstanding work on education in conflict. We share the belief that education must be protected from conflict and promoted as an antidote to ......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 students to achieve their aspirations by becoming truly global thinkers. Driven by the rapid globalisation of societies and economies, international education has evolved quickly over the last twenty years.
Today, international schools are constantly challenged to maintain values of sustainable development, rule of law, individual liberty and respect. In a highly-interconnected world, where the future is uncertain, ACS's education ......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 Qatar Sustainability Week, Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University successfully led an initiative titled “QFBA-NU Goes Plastic Free” aimed to reduce the usage of single use plastic cups, instead promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly reusable mugs. Students were offered a 20% discount off their total coffee purchase value when using a reusable mug on the campus ......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 approaches”, the workshop is designed for specialists, teachers, educators at large, as well as fans and friends of the museums, in Qatar and abroad, to learn how to develop a more participative educational practice in museums.
The workshop consists of discussions, case studies, lectures and walkthroughs, presenting more than 30 participants with engaging tools and methodologies to enhance the educational experience they provide to ......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 59 hair and beauty specialists certified with the highest international diplomas.
The graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday 29th October at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) on the last day of the 16th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition.
59 female students have graduated from Tajmeel’s hair and beauty programs, including 32 Qatari students, and have celebrated their achievements and received ......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 the most advanced, patient-centric care with service excellence on day-one of the Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM) facility opening and beyond.
Alfardan Group and Northwestern Medicine first announced the new ambulatory care center in early 2019.
Mr. Omar Hussain Al Fardan, President & CEO of Alfardan Group stated, "With the opening of Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine, our ambition is to enhance ......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 Goals, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Compass International School Doha has a unique collaboration with UNICEF and through this collaboration, students are encouraged to research, develop and debate solutions to challenges facing society.
Compass has a strong sense of community and this ambitious challenge will see the Gharaffa Campus community, from students in Early Years 2 to Year 6, to staff and parents, work together to reach ......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 Coordinated Science IGCSE.
This is the second year in a row that Compass students at the Madinat Khalifa Campus have achieved the highest mark in Coordinated Science in Qatar. The school’s science department continues to go from strength to strength with 47% of IGCSE students achieving A* to A grades in Coordinated Science. The achievement in Coordinated Science is even more impressive since this was a 30% improvement on the students’ ......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 greater aim to raise awareness on the importance of higher education, QFBA-Northumbria united parents and students with admission officials to answer any inquiries about their university education and their respective academic and professional future.
University Expo Qatar targets students aged 16+ who are considering their higher education options as well parents, teachers, school administrators, counselors and professionals pursuing ......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 credentials, opens tomorrow -16 October- to 17 October 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, hall 5, from 8am to 1pm, and from 5pm to 9pm.
Bringing everything on and around undergraduate and graduate all in one place, Uni Expo 2019 will to host inspirational seminars and a huge number of exhibiting educational entities to support students in making informed future career decisions.
University Expo Qatar will witness the ......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, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, Mr. Faleh Al Naemi said:
“Since its inception, Qatar Post has made a continuous effort to evolve and modernize its products, services and offerings. Driven by an ambitious vision to expand our reach globally, our efforts have been geared toward cementing Qatar Post’s position in the region as a hub for postal and logistical services.
It is this ambition that guided ......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 on ways to elevate the issue as fundamental human right and with an emphasis on celebrating achievements but also looking at some of the seemingly intractable challenges the roundtable discussion featured a variety of perspectives and dynamic ideas.
EAA co-hosted the roundtable in cooperation with the Human Rights Council in Geneva and the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). Moderated by Mr. Marc Leman, Chief Executive Officer, URG, the ......read more
October 02, 2019: Generation Amazing's football for development programme is being rolled out in 70 primary schools across Qatar and Oman following the completion of 'train the trainer' sessions in both countries.
Thousands of children aged 8-12 will now benefit from the programme, which aims to teach life skills through football. They will learn about teamwork, communication, respect and leadership.
Generation Amazing, launched during Qatar's bid for the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010, aims to empower and educate young people as part of the legacy of the first tournament in the Middle East.
Nasser Al Khori, Generation Amazing Programme Director, said: "We are proud to be delivering these important learning initiatives through football for the next generation. When we teach ......read more
Pioneering format creates guide in a week-long Book Sprint
Qatar - October 01, 2019: UCL Qatar, Qatar University Library and the British Library produced the first international guide on setting up Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs following an intense Book Sprint workshop. The week-long race to create the guide brought together authors, academics and experts from around the world to share their experiences in setting up, using and running Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs.
An innovation lab is a semi-autonomous organisation that engages diverse participants in open collaboration for the purpose of creating and sampling radical solutions to pre-identified challenges. Over the past few years, the creation of Innovation Labs inside cultural heritage institutions has enabled new audiences to access ......read more
Partners focus on how to leverage innovative funding models to support inclusive and equitable access to quality education
Qatar, 29 September 2019 - Demonstrating the importance of ensuring that high-level financial commitments are translated into measurable changes, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) in partnership with Qatar Fund for Development, Islamic Development Bank and other partners gathered a panel of experts and education advocacy leaders for a side event entitled, “Innovative Financing to Address ‘Intractable’ SDG4 Problems,” as part of the United Nations General Assembly, on Thursday, 26 September. One year after announcing its groundbreaking approach to help qualifying countries overcome a lack of access to credit on the international financial market and secure funds for education, ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 29 September 2019 – UCL Qatar celebrated its last student induction week this week, welcoming 51 accepted students from around the world for the university’s final academic year.
UCL Qatar’s rigorous MA Programmes, first launched in Qatar in 2010, have allowed students to pursue higher levels of expertise within the field of culture and heritage, and apply skills accumulated during their studies in practical environments. Since its inauguration, UCL Qatar has been a core contributor to the country’s cultural heritage and knowledge management sector and graduated over 200 students, of which 21% are Qatari.
The class of 2020 is one of the most diverse in UCL Qatar’s history, representing 26 nationalities and comprised of 61% female and 39% male students. Many of the new arrivals ......read more
A unique platform for parents and high school students to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities
Doha, Qatar – 26 September 2019: University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to further advance their academic credentials, takes place on 16 and 17 October 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
UniExpo offers inspirational seminars, by local and international speakers, on academic paths and career selection for students, providing them with pertinent information that could help them make wise decisions for their future. It is also a perfect platform for professionals who would like to pursue their executive education by joining prestigious postgraduate ......read more
Leaders, Teachers, and Students Become Ambassadors for Qatar’s Culture and Heritage
26 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination in Msheireb Downtown Doha, celebrated the graduation of a new class of the Msheireb Museums Friends Programme in a graduation ceremony that took place at Bin Jelmood House.
Teachers, leaders, and students, from a wide range of educational organisations and youth associations, were enrolled for one week in a training programme that familiarises them with the contents on display across the four heritage houses to become ambassadors and partners in preserving Qatar’s cultural and intellectual heritage.
Graduates are considered capable of conducting tours on behalf of the museums team to their organisations, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2019: Coinciding with the new academic year 2019-2020, Compass International School Doha welcomed parents and students on Saturday to attend its very first Open Day event held at the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid.
Parents and their children had a comprehensive tour of the campus and the facilities and were encouraged to explore the many activities at their leisure. Across the campus, families took part in a broad range of educational, creative and athletic activities and demonstrations aimed at Early Years, Primary, and Secondary aged children.
Compass International School Doha, a Nord Anglia Education school, has multiple internationally respected curricula on offer, including the English National Curriculum, the International ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 21 September 2019 - With the commencement of a new academic year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University Newcastle successfully concluded its orientation week over a 4-day period to facilitate a positive transition for its new incoming students.
Orientation week signifies the first step towards a successful academic year for new students where they are exposed to the university’s various departments, facilities and faculty. Additionally students learned about the various student support services provided by the university, creating a healthy relationship between the administration and students throughout their academic journey.
During orientation week students had the opportunity to be officially welcomed to QFBA-Northumbria university, in ......read more
21 September 2019 Doha, Qatar: To mark the new academic year and to celebrate the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, Compass International School – Doha is hosting Open Day activities on 21 September from 9am to 12pm at its newest campus in the Al Themaid area of Doha. The event which is open to the public, invites families to enjoy a variety of activities and to learn more about the programmes offered across the four Compass International School campuses in Doha.
From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) activities, to sport, and from Lego to Origami and mask making – attendees of all ages will enjoy a wide variety of engaging and stimulating activities. Parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, the Head of Campus and the Executive Principal, Mr. Paul ......read more
September 16, 2019: Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.
Students were in awe at the outstanding facilities at Themaid Campus, from the science laboratories and theatre to the 25-metre swimming pool and specialist areas for design technology, dance and music. At Themaid Campus, students from Early Years through to Secondary can discover a world beyond a traditional classroom, with state-of-art learning spaces developed with the latest educational design thinking.
Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid said: “It was wonderful ......read more
Workshops catered to all ages with engaging educational content covering various aspects of Science and Arts
10 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, concluded its Summer Workshop Programme on Saturday with an exciting Children-centric workshop on Genomics.
The workshop ......read more
Qatar, September 02, 2019: As one of the leading international schools in Qatar, and as part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha (Compass) take their Teacher Induction seriously. As part of their introduction to international teaching and Qatari culture, new members of the teaching team at Compass' four campuses, including their new ......read more
Teachers and management team welcome students of the academic year 2019-2020
1 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, welcomed yesterday the very first classes of primary students to kick off the new academic year 2019/2020.
Students were received by the highest calibre of teachers in ......read more
Focus on ambition-based learning helps graduates attain highest scores in Compass history
Doha, 25 August 2019: Compass International School Doha announced its highest ever academic achievement results for its 2018/19 academic year, surpassing the global International Baccalaureate (IB) average by 8%. The benefits that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic ......read more
“An Afternoon at the Theatre” produced by a director from London’s West End
24 August 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School “Hamilton”, a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, launched yesterday its on-campus theatre, the largest in Qatar, with a theatrical event titled “An Afternoon at the Theatre”, produced by a ......read more
Doha, Qatar - August 24, 2019: The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) community gathered to formally welcome the new students who will begin their first year of studies next week. The Class of 2023 is comprised of more than 100 students.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, offered his encouragement as he welcomed the students to the CMU-Q community: “Allow me to ......read more
Families enjoyed a fun-packed day with over 60 prizes and scholarships won to study at Doha’s biggest and newest campus
The School is committed to raising a generation that understands and appreciates diversity for the future of Qatar
19 August 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, hosted ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14, August 2019: Doha Kick start the new school year in style, by shopping at Doha Festival City for its ‘Back to School’ promotion with fabulous offers and bargains from our extensive retail stores. Whether parents are looking for stationary, new art supplies or school uniforms, they can find it at unbelievable prices at Festival City ......read more
Doha-Qatar, August 08, 2019: To celebrate the opening of its new campus, Compass International School Doha hosted an information and recruitment booth at the Mall of Qatar (MOQ). The interactive booth welcomed over 50 families who had the opportunity to ask questions about the school’s facilities and academic programme, while children enjoyed a specially designed creativity ......read more
Qatar Foundation partner university helps shape future cultural workforce in Qatar
Doha, Qatar, 17 July 2019: UCL Qatar has announced that its MA in Museums and Gallery Practice has become one of the first two programmes internationally to receive the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) accreditation, as the institute expands into the ......read more
Partners attended UN High Level Political Forum to issue joint statement to call for renewed commitment towards universal education
Doha, Qatar - July 14, 2019: Education Above All foundation (EAA), Mission of Qatar, Permanent Missions of Argentina, State of Qatar, Singapore and Uruguay, UNESCO and Qatar Fund for Development attended the annual High-Level Political ......read more
Doha, Qatar, July 3 2019: In a ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed al-Hammadi, at Salwa Ballroom in Sheraton Hotel, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Northumbria University (NU), one of the United Kingdom’s leading educational establishments, crowned a year of their ......read more
The Hamilton International School welcomes parents and guardians for tours of our magnificent new campus in Mesaimeer
27 June 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), announced yesterday that construction of the exciting school premises in Mesaimeer is complete.
The ......read more
Doha, Qatar, June 22 2019: In a joint partnership under Qatar’s nationwide educational push toward cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Qatar (SUAS-Q), a branch of the Netherlands-based prestigious educational institution, have recently signed a MoU (Memorandum of ......read more
Doha, Qatar, June 11 2019: Under a strategic partnership between two of Qatar’s and the United Kingdom’s leading educational institutions, the Qatar Finance Business Academy (QFBA) and Northumbria University, aimed at upskilling and expanding the financial and finance-related academic acumen of high school students and in-market professionals in Qatar, the QFBA ......read more
With 28 years of experience, Terry is set to raise the bar for International Education in Qatar
26 May 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), an exciting new school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Senior as the new Principal, set to open its doors in August ......read more
Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has re-appointed Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, EAA’s Founder and Chairperson, along with 16 influential public figures, as part of the 2019-2020 class of Sustainable Development Goals’ Advocates. This new class of ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 9, 2019: A graduate from NU-Q’s inaugural class, Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi, spoke to the school’s latest – and largest – graduates at a ceremony on Northwestern’s campus in Doha. In her remarks to the 68 graduating seniors, Al-Saadi told them that NU-Q had “an incredible impact on the person I am today; this school has given me a ......read more
VCUarts Qatar held its 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 6 at the HBKU Student Center, and it was by all accounts a resounding success.
May 07, 2019 - Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) recently held it’s 18th annual Commencement ceremony at HBKU Student Center in Education City to great acclaim.
It was made memorable by ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 6, 2019: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), today officially dedicated The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar, a unique and interactive museum nestled in the heart of one of the largest and most advanced media schools in the world.
The colorful ceremony at the ......read more
Twelfth graduating class represents 16 countries
DOHA, QATAR - May 07, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019, with 78 students receiving their degrees in front of a proud audience of family, friends, faculty members and alumni.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that the campus is celebrating 15 years in Qatar: “We ......read more
Qatar, April 30, 2019: UCL Qatar hosted its fifth graduation ceremony on the 28th of April to honour thirty students who are now ready to step into the professional world. The university awarded an MA to thirteen students in Library and Information Studies and fourteen in Museum and Gallery Practice.
In addition, one student attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information ......read more
20th Edition of the fashion show was held at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar in front of 200 specially invited guests and many onlookers
Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019: Designs by fashion design students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) and students from the University’s Richmond campus were warmly received at the “EDGE” ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 27, 2019: Projects from students in Education City are using virtual reality and 360-degree video to transport viewers to the heart of one of the oldest cities in the world, a court hearing on blasphemy in Pakistan, the middle of Qatar’s desert, and the center of Qatar’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
The four projects were created with grants ......read more
Through the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
The first edition witnessed offering 32 scholarships
Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora, hosted yesterday a special ceremony at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) auditorium at Education City, to award and announce the students who have been ......read more