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 novelist and poet, is launching his new novel “The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet,” at the London Review of Books Bookshop in Bloomsbury, as well as delivering a live reading and talk at Oxford University in the U.K.
“It follows Dr. Gachet’s life, from his work in asylums and cholera wards to the controversial exhibitions of the first Impressionists, from the battlefields of the Franco-Prussian war and its bloody aftermath ......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 the goal of understanding the communication ecosystem in the region better, NU-Q launched the first of five Media Use in the Middle East studies in 2013. Now with this rare longitudinal study moving into its sixth year, we are able to evaluate lessons learned comprehensively and understand the value of both relative stability and media shifts – whether incremental or more significant,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of ......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 region’s culture, as well as enrolling in classes that range from political science and public policy to journalism and strategic communication.
“Cross-campus learning offers a unique opportunity for students from our home campus to physically and academically explore the dynamic Middle Eastern region,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Students explore and learn about media, communications, and ......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 named to the documentary branch of the Academy.
NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis called the election “well-deserved recognition for a renowned professional known for his work as a documentary film artist, mentor and master teacher. He has done important and pathfinding documentaries and this is the latest of his many honors and awards he has received.” He added, “it is a privilege for our students and faculty to have such a ......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 storytelling.
In line with the MIL’s theme for the year, “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Storytelling and Media,” Tramz spoke at a public lecture and held several workshops for the NU-Q community to learn more about the components of creating VR and AR content.
“Mia’s work in AR and VR is at the forefront of futuristic storytelling,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “To be able to get a glimpse into ......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 drawbacks. A child may be naďve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very real consequences if left unchecked.
To ensure your child's safety online, here at Swiss International School in Dubai, we've prepared a ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 27 September 2018– In the objective to foray into varied upcoming business domains, Qatar Financial Business Academy (QFBA) is proud to conduct yet another continuous development workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education (MoE).
The workshop hosted the graduation ceremony on the last day, in the presence of Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa Al Nuaimi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr, CEO, QFBA. This workshop was managed and coordinated between QFBA and the Training and Development department, under the ministry’s HR division.
The training provided the participants with the skills of development and administrative innovation to contribute to the positive change of their ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 26, 2018: At the inaugural event to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – inviting international media scholars and faculty members to comment on the implications of digitization and interconnectivity on a local, regional, and global scale.
The conference started with the launch of a special edition of NU-Q’s signature study, a five-year retrospection of its annual Media Use in the Middle East survey. (To view the full report, click here.)
The study is the only one of its kind in the region and one of the few such efforts in the world. It offers extensive and valuable intelligence about the changes and trends in the media that people adopt, use, and ......read more
Qatari CMU-Q alumni are making an impact in medical investigation
Doha, Qatar, September 26, 2018: Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) showcased their work at the Conference series on Understanding molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular biology, Diabetes, Obesity and Stroke (CUDOS 2018), organized by Sidra Medicine. The conference, which featured leading diabetes specialists from around the world, explored current research innovation, health care challenges and treatment options for mothers and children with type 1 diabetes.
The theme of the CUDOS 2018 conference was “Childhood Diabetes: From Novel Discoveries to Clinical Practice," and served as an informational touchstone for health care professionals, doctors and experts. The conference also featured the work of Qatari ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2018: UCL Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming one of the biggest MA student intakes since the London-based University set up its operations in Qatar in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation.
Forty-nine graduates from over 25 countries will now begin full or part-time studies on UCL Qatar’s renowned Library and Information Studies MA and Museum and Gallery Practice MA.
UCL’s President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur visited the UCL Qatar campus in Education City, Doha last week and meet the UCL Qatar community and welcome new students.
Welcoming them to Education City, Sam Evans, Director of UCL Qatar, said: “We hope our new joiners are as excited as we are for the term ahead. It’s an incredible intake this year and we’ve got high ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 25 September 2018: Qatar Finance and Business Academy proudly announces the launch of “Coffee with CEO” series for the 2018 Cohort of KAWADER. The first session was held with Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al Khalifa, GCEO of al khaliji Bank who is an inspirational leadership figure. Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa shared his invaluable life and career lessons, providing the Kawader members with unparalleled inspiration and guidance on their ambitious path.
The event series is intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with Kawader young motivated members in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and wisdom with them. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will continue until February 2019.
On the launch of this series, Dr. Khalid Al Horr, Chief ......read more
Doha, Qatar –September 22, 2018: In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is organizing a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – to address emerging trends and the socio-economic implications of internet use around the world.
“The symposium is a platform for the discussion of important issues related to global media development and Internet use while giving our community a chance to hear from experts and leaders in the field,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It also bridges between NU-Q and the World Internet Project of which we are a proud member institution and work closely with on a number of research projects.”
The speakers will include Jeffrey Cole, director of the World ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 11, 2018: As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) celebrates its 10th anniversary and welcomes its largest class – it is also announcing two new faculty appointments and new programs.
The University, which is now home to more than 300 students, is offering new courses in literature and writing, as well as executive education programming, the launch of a Media Innovation Lab (MIL), and plans to open the first digital university museum in Qatar – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar.
“NU-Q has seen many successes in its 10 years in Doha,” Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO said, “and we are looking forward to building on that success with our new academic programming and faculty – along with a growing student ......read more
Doha, Qatar, September 10, 2018: Armed with enthusiasm and a strong vision in place, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University, started its first academic year 2018–2019 Sunday, September 9, 2018.
More than 60 students have enrolled so far, with up to 60% being Qatari students for the first academic year, with the faculty visiting from the main campus in Northumbria New Castle, students are set to acquire global accounting practices,
In line with Qatar National Vision 2030 of creating a knowledge based diversified economy, QFBA is delivering full academic education and training solutions starting from the early years, and reaching to C-executive levels, promoting a career in the financial sector.
With this tie-up, QFBA envisions to enhance the standards of ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 9th , 2018: Students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will have access to a new Media Innovation Lab (MIL), which will bring innovative ideas together with theory and technology to develop original concepts and solutions to address challenges in the media world.
“The MIL is designed to stimulate curiosity, encourage interdisciplinary conversations, and enable our students to create tangible change in the media industry around them,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It will also serve as a springboard to turn big ideas into practical products and processes.”
The MIL was the result of a working group created at NU-Q to explore how students, faculty, and staff could use the new building as a platform for innovation ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 4, 2018: Speaking at Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual Convocation, Hollywood producer and Northwestern alumnus Jordan Horowitz advised the University’s incoming class to forget about their expectations and to focus on the process.
The Convocation – an annual event that marks the beginning of the academic year – was attended by NU-Q faculty and staff, along with members of NU-Q’s incoming class, family and friends.
At the ceremony, NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis said that Horowitz “exemplifies great achievement and excellence” and is “known for his leadership in creative industries where he has achieved notable critical and commercial success.”
In his remarks to the students, Horowitz explained the most important ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 2, 2018 – As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) marks its 10th anniversary in Education City, it welcomed its largest class with a week of orientation that culminated in the Northwestern tradition of “March Through the Arch.”
This year’s class - the Class of 2022 – includes more than 100 students and is the most diverse class to enroll at NU-Q. More than 40 percent of the class are Qatari, and 30 nationalities are represented from countries as varied as Ethiopia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Russia, and Rwanda.
“The breadth of experience and diversity that our incoming class brings to NU-Q adds dynamism and excitement to our student body,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Their enrollment goes beyond the walls of NU-Q, as ......read more
Doha, Qatar, August 28, 2018: Faculty, staff, and students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spanned the globe over the summer presenting original research papers and participating in panels showcasing their work and that of the school’s in far flung places such as Czech Republic, Nigeria, and Washington D.C. and Oregon in the U.S.
With presentations at the International Press Institute World Congress (IPI), the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the NU-Q conferees took up topics ranging from Middle East media use, fake news, health communication, and advertising, among others, in sessions where their work was refereed by leading ......read more
Doha, Qatar, July 30, 2018: Famed Hollywood film producer Jordan Horowitz, a Northwestern University graduate, will speak at Northwestern University in Qatar’s 2018 Convocation Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Sunday, September 2.
Horowitz is best known for producing the Academy-winning musical comedy-drama La La Land, which was nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards in 2017. It won six, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The much-honored La La Land was also awarded Best Picture at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, PGA, and Critics Choice Awards.
NU-Q’s Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year and will welcome the Class of 2022 after a week of orientation activities. The event is the first formal occasion of the year, and this year it ......read more
Qatar, July 29, 2018: With a vision to upgrade and enhance the global financial knowledge landscape of Qatar’s finance professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the IFRS free informative seminar in partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Qatar chapter.
The seminar took place on July 24, 2018 at Marriott Marquis City Centre and was followed by a CMA info session in the presence of Mr. Moamen Omar, President of IMA Qatar chapter, as well as QFBA representatives. Over than 100 professionals took part of the insightful seminar from the financial sector, marking a milestone by QFBA and IMA’s Qatar chapter in supporting the development of human capital to keep up and live up to Qatar’s 2030 vision.
The session divulged on the scope and expanse of ......read more
Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s annual summer program helps students make informed decisions about college
Doha, Qatar, July 24, 2018: Secondary school students from across Qatar spent three weeks learning about careers in science, technology and business during the annual Summer College Preview Program (SCPP), hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). This year was the largest SCPP in history, with 79 students participating.
Throughout the three-week program, students explored the fields taught at CMU-Q—biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems—and learned about college life. For many students, the program is an introduction to their future careers. Nearly 25 percent of last year’s freshman class at CMU-Q attended SCPP.
“The Summer ......read more
July 19, 2018: Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.
Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more
July 19, 2018: Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.
The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media.
At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.
Doha, Qatar – July 16, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students made presentations at Northwestern University’s annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo, with several winning awards. The expo is held annually on the University’s home campus.
The Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo serves as a platform for Northwestern undergraduates to present their original research and creative work to the university’s community, with prizes for the best research poster, oral presentation, and creative arts entry.
Neha Rashid and Ammar Younas received first place honors for their documentary, “Kiln,” and Zaki Hussein and Nouf Al-Sulaiti won third place for their short film “Terima Kasih.”
“The annual research expo held on our home ......read more
Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 – More than 75 high-school students spent part of their summer break exploring the world of media, news, and filmmaking at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
The annual summer program, which is designed to give 15 to 18-year-olds a chance to sample life as a Northwestern student, saw the highest turn-out of participants to-date with 17 nationalities represented, including a record number of international students who flew in to take part. The programs were led by NU-Q Journalism Professor Miriam Berg and Communication Professor Rana Kazkaz.
Throughout the two-week program, participants took courses on news creation, journalistic photography, news production, storytelling and filmmaking. They also were able to put the theories they learned in class to test by creating ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 18, 2018 – The rise of digital and social media combined with the polarization taking place in the United States has created a disrupted media landscape that analysts, journalists, and voters are struggling to understand. That according to Northwestern University Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski in discussing his new book Trump and the Media.
During his ......read more
Durham School for Girls Doha, Qatar’s first truly international British school just for girls delivering a British curriculum whilst being deeply rooted in Qatari values and culture, is pleased to announce its upcoming opening in Qatar in 2019.
The school opening announcement was held at an official signing ceremony hosted between Durham International Schools and Engineer Saad Al ......read more
July 08, 2018: Sweden-based Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, remains confident on the growth of the audiobook industry in the GCC and the greater Middle East region, saying that digital technologies continue to be among the key elements that will help drive the audiobook service in the steadily rising market.
Storytel’s entry ......read more
Doha, Qatar – July 3, 2018 – Several Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students have recently returned to Doha after spending six months on the University’s home campus in the U.S.
“This home campus experience allows several of our communication students deeper exposure to courses not available in Qatar in their own field and in the broader ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018: On the night of Skyline Suhoor, Skyline University College brought together its strategic alliances and partners such as consul generals, government officials, corporate leaders, members of the business councils and social clubs, school principals, and media at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 6, 2018. The Skyline team headed by Mr. Kamal Puri, Chairman ......read more
Doha, Qatar, June 11, 2018: Students from Northwestern University in Qatar will investigate and report on human rights among the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan as part of a grant they have received from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
The students selected this year – Ayilah Chaudhary, Isabella Palma-Lopez, and Amna Al-Baker – as part of the 2018 ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018: A report released today by Northwestern University in Qatar, that reveals long-term trends in news and entertainment consumption, social media preferences, and attitudes about the media indicates a lasting impact of the Arab Spring on media habits in the Middle East.
The study, which consists of findings derived from surveys of seven ......read more
After hosting the expo at Qatar Academy
Doha, Qatar, May 16, 2018: Following last month’s high-level event in New York, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation hosted its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at Qatar Academy from May 7-14, 2018, to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 16, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar sent a delegation from Doha to Evanston for its annual NU-Q in Evanston week. The delegation of faculty, staff, and students showcased their creative work, research, and shared experiences from the Middle East.
“Although we are 7,000 miles away from our home campus, NU-Q is very much a part of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018: Labour Day celebrates the achievements and contribution of workers around the world. It is a time to recognize their critical roles on the social and economic growth of the nation while raising awareness on the challenges that workers face today.
Skyline University College Services Committee, in collaboration with University City of Sharjah ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018: Skyline University College in collaboration with The Young Vision magazine organized the first Inter-School 12th Coder Challenge 2018 on April 30, 2018 at SUC Campus. The competition which served as a platform for young talents to showcase their skills in the field of software development has registered more than 180 participants from various schools in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018: Skyline University College organized the second edition of One Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on E-Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities (Pocket MBA) on April 18, 2018 at SUC Campus. Delegates such as tourism directors, managers, software engineers, IT directors, and SUC Alumni from various ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018: The MBA and BBA students of Skyline University College (SUC) along with SUC Professor, Dr. Nizar M.F. Sahawneh attended a 3-day training program on “Capital Markets: Products, Risk, and Strategies” at New York Institute of Finance during the Skyline Educational Trip in New York, USA on March 21-31, 2018.
The course surveys the major financial ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018: Skyline University College (SUC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 10-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” from March 25-26, 2018 and April 1-5, 2018 for teachers and students respectively. More than 100 participants attended the workshop that included an extensive coaching on all skill categories (Speaking, ......read more
DOHA, QATAR, April 21, 2018: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed newly admitted students to the Marhaba Tartans evening, an event where the students can explore the academic programs and student experience opportunities at CMU-Q. More than 100 admitted students and their families met their future professors and classmates, as well as the staff members who will ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 18, 2018 – The founder and chairman emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, an inventor, thinker, and angel investor who has pushed the boundaries of connectivity and communication, shared his thoughts on the evolving world of digital information with students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018: Skyline University College organized the 3rd Economics Day event on April 9, 2018 at SUC Campus. During the event, SUC Macroeconomic students showcased their depth of economic knowledge on topical issues affecting the global economy through visuals, posters, and videos. This year’s theme focused on the global economy and the recently introduced VAT in UAE ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 16, 2018 – Applications to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) this year were the highest in its history, increasing by almost 50 percent, with applications coming from more than 60 countries around the world. The percentage of students accepted also fell by seven percent due to increased selectivity and the competitiveness of the ......read more
Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2018: A celebratory red carpet event at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) showcased five student films before family, friends, and members of the local film industry. The films explored themes including identity, mental illness, friendship, tradition, and the urgent need for societal change.
“It’s great to see students making time ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2018 – This spring students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are completing their 10-week journalism residency programs at major news, media, and strategic communication organizations in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
The internships often represent the students’ first extended exposure to a professional setting, ......read more
Skyline University College has successfully conducted the UN World Water Day celebration in cooperation with SHUROOQ and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on March 22, 2018 at Al Majaz Waterfront Park, Sharjah UAE. Competitions on painting, poster-making, video jingle were organized for children in line with this year’s UN World Water Day theme, “Nature of Water,” ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 26, 2018 – Students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) were recognized for their work at the school’s annual Media and Research Awards ceremony. The event highlights the best student work in areas of research, documentary, creative writing, fiction, news, and multimedia content.
Prior to the awards ceremony, the university hosted a public ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: Skyline University College Corporate Affairs Office has organized the 11th edition of CEO Lecture Series with keynote speaker, Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co-Founder and CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions on March 14, 2018.
As the featured CEO, Mohamed Amine shared how he started as a serial entrepreneur who created his own publication and co-founded the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was conducted at Skyline University College on March 7, 2018.
The resource speakers of the training were Student Affairs Head, Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh and Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij who discussed topics such as, Tourism Phenomenon Role ......read more