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Compass International School Doha Welcomes Students to New Themaid Campus

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

The Summer Programme at Msheireb Museums Wraps Up with a Workshop on Genome for Children

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 had children, aged 10 to 18 years old, explore genetics and the basics of genomic medicine in an engaging method that involved role play as potential scientists under the supervision of Qatar Genome (QGP) and Qatar Biobank (QBB), both members of Qatar Foundation.  The children participants wore special scientist costumes, used lab equipment to conduct experiments, and visited the Journey to the Heart of Life Exhibition at Bin Jelmood House ......read more

Compass International School Doha Team Visit the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center

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 state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, were treated to an extensive and in-depth programme at the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center.  Compass International School Doha believes that an in-depth understanding of Qatar is essential for their teachers in helping their students excel in Compass' leading academic programmes.  The Director of Quality and Staff Development at the school, Simon Porter, explains: ......read more

The Hamilton International School is Now Open

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 Doha, who showed them around the school, and conducted orientation and introductory sessions. The school’s management team was on a mission to ensure that each child finds their class and settle in smoothly.  New students got a chance to enjoy Hamilton’s state of the art facilities, featuring the largest school theatre in Doha, indoor sports centre, full-sized basketball court, two swimming pools, tennis courts, dance studios, ......read more

Compass International School Doha's graduates smash global IB results

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 results was on display with students achieving an average score of 32 points. The school and its student body were particularly thrilled upon learning that 2019 graduate Aisha Serpedin achieved 42 points out of a potential 45, placing her in the top 2% of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)students globally. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, ......read more

The Hamilton International School Inaugurates the Largest School Theatre in Doha

“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 director from London’s West End.  Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, collaborated with “Gotta Sing!” led by Greg Arrowsmith, a Musical Director from the West End for the London Palladium pantomimes, and Joanne Corrigan, an experienced ex-BBC live programme editor and producer, to host a series of workshops throughout the day for children, ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar welcomes Class of 2023

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 reassure each one of you, we have selected you because you have talent, work ethic, creativity and drive. We chose you because we believe you will succeed and thrive at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.”  The students also heard from Maryam Al Naemi, a 2018 graduate from the Information Systems Program, who shared words of advice with the incoming students: “Class of 2023, be fierce, be inspired, be kind, be hardworking, be a Tartan, ......read more

The Hamilton International School Host Their First Community Fair

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 its first Community Fair. Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, welcomed children and parents yesterday to inaugurate their newly completed campus, which features state of the art facilities and the largest school theatre in Qatar.   Fun games, music, sports and STEM activities were part of the programme. The principal and the teachers engaged the children ......read more

Doha Festival City Celebrates the Start of the New School Year with Exciting Offers

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 which has everything school-goers will need to start the school year off with confidence and ease.  Starting on 15 August 2019, parents and students can stock up on various school supplies for a fresh start to the new and successful school year as numerous retailers welcome giving shoppers a variety of discounts and offers.  Shoppers have an opportunity to receive up to QAR 200 voucher as part of Festival City’s ‘Back to ......read more

Compass International School Doha marks expansion with family event at Mall of Qatar

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 area. As one of Qatar’s leading international schools, Compass International School Doha is gearing up to welcome students for the next academic year, with a significant number of students applying to attend the brand-new Themaid Campus near Education City. The Schools new Executive Principal Mr. Paul Holyome welcomed families who stopped by the booth and was on hand to answer questions about the admissions process and the ......read more

UCL Qatar's Museum Studies MA Programme one of two globally to receive prestigious international accreditation

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 heritage sector.  The master’s degree, one of the two unique programmes offered at UCL Qatar, was recognised for its ability to prepare students as they embark in their professional practices with solid foundations in the cultural heritage field. The designation acknowledges that the programme prepares students to meet the demands of the museums and gallery profession internationally. Dr. Alexandra Bounia, Senior Lecturer and Programme ......read more

Education Above All (Eaa) and Strategic Partners: “an Acceleration of the Sdg Commitments is the Only Way to Achieve the 2030 Agenda”

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 Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development from 9-18 July at UNHQ in New York, issuing a joint statement calling for the global community to renew its commitments to provide all children and youth with the universal right to education.  The joint statement, which was delivered at the co-hosted July 10 HLPF side event, ‘Protecting Youth and the Right to Education to ‘leave no one behind’: SDGs 4, 8, 10, 16 and 17’, ......read more

Under the patronage of H.E., the Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, QFBA and the UK's Northumbria University Academic Congrega

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 successful joint academic partnership with the graduation of the partnership’s first BA (HONS) in International Banking and Finance cohort. Joining this landmark occasion was His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Governor of the Qatar Central Bank. The QFBA-Northumbria (QFBA-NU) University partnership, signed in June 2018, offers bachelor’s degrees for high school graduates pursuing finance and finance-related ......read more

The Hamilton International School Officially Completes Construction on Their State-of-the-art Purpose-built Campus

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 state-of-the-art facility is now ready for public viewing, as the management laid out a series of open days and school tours for interested parents and guardians who are enrolling their children for the upcoming academic year 2019/2020.  Open Days are scheduled for the next five Saturdays, beginning June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. The tours will be held from 11am - 2pm.  The school’s trained staff will be available to answer ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy and Stenden University of Applied sciences, Qatar, sign MoU for research and knowledge sharing collaboration

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 Understanding). The MoU outlines a strategic collaborative platform and framework, centered on academic research, as well as on knowledge sharing activities between QFBA and SUAS-Q.  Initiatives and learning and development tracks under this collaboration will capitalize on SUAS-Q’s international programs and accreditation opportunities, as well as on faculty staff, student, resource, curricular, and knowledge exchange between both ......read more

QFBA Northumbria University extends nationwide ambitions to Qatar's National Service Academy

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 Northumbria University recently held a knowledge exchange session at Qatar’s National Service Academy.  QFBA Northumbria University representatives visited the national academy’s graduates and recruits for an open educational and introductory session on their academic program’s objectives, learning curriculum, and future ambitions. Focally, the session also introduced the academy’s talents to program components of their ......read more

Terry Senior Appointed as Head of The Hamilton International School

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 2019. ISP is a UK-based owner and operator of 39 schools globally, which also includes Park House English School, one of Doha’s oldest and most respected schools. Terry Senior, an experienced Principal who has led several international schools, is set to build a strong team of international leaders and teachers who are committed to ensuring every child develops a love of learning and acquires the skills and knowledge they need for the ......read more

UN Secretary-General re-appoints HH Sheikha Moza, EAA's Founder and Chairperson, as part of the 2019-2020 class of Sustainable Development Goals' Advocates

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 advocates is committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on 25 September 2015.  Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships are the principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which also drive the new class of SDG Advocates. To build the momentum for transformative, inclusive development by 2030, the ......read more

One of NU-Q's first graduates speaks at this year's graduation

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 world-class education, lifelong friends, and the tools to go on and make a difference.”  In introducing Al-Saadi, NU-Q’s dean noted that while at NU-Q, Al-Saadi “was one of our most active and accomplished students, so no one is surprised by her considerable achievements since that time.” Al-Saadi is the Director of Public Diplomacy at Qatar’s embassy in Washington D.C. and concurrently a candidate for a J.D. degree at ......read more

VCUarts Qatar's Graduates Step Into the Future at 2019 Commencement

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 inspiring and touching speeches that were given by faculty, graduates, and the keynote speaker at the event that brought together families, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of VCUarts Qatar’s graduates. Dr. Michael Rao, the President of Virginia Commonwealth University told the students: “You are creative scholars who embody the very best of our university and illuminate the very meaning of our humanity. I ......read more

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Officially Dedicates Region's First Museum on Media

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 Qatar Foundation partner university was also attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, alongside dignitaries, Northwestern administration, and media professionals. Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Her Excellency Sheikha Hind said: “At Qatar Foundation, we continue to be a platform for the expression and exploration of different ideas and perspectives, where people are ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar celebrates 78 new graduates

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 have changed a lot over the past 15 years, but one thing has stayed the same: our mission to provide a world class Carnegie Mellon education to students in Qatar.”  The Class of 2019 is comprised of 10 graduates in biological sciences, 32 in business administration, one in computational biology, eight in computer science and 27 in information systems. Members of the graduating class represent 16 nations, including 46 percent Qatari ......read more

UCL Qatar celebrates new class of graduates

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 Studies, while two more received a Postgraduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Practice. The graduating class, 73% of which were women, represented twenty nationalities, out of which nine were Qatari nationals. The majority of graduates have already secured employment in leading cultural organisations in Qatar or have chosen to further their studies elsewhere.  Joining the students in their celebrations, Professor Anthony Smith, ......read more

VCUarts Qatar, Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar Present “EDGE” Fashion Show to Great Acclaim

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” fashion show, which was presented by VCUarts Qatar, Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar on April 27.  “EDGE”, the University’s 20th Annual Fashion Show, took place at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar in front of a crowd of 200 specially invited guests, media, and many onlookers who were visiting the Mall.  The show featured collections from sophomore, junior, and senior students from VCUarts Qatar, as well as ......read more

Student Projects Take Viewers to Stories with VR

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 from Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) Media Innovation Lab, which is designed to support student initiatives that bring together theory and technology to develop original stories. This year, students from across Education City were eligible to apply for the grants. “The MIL was established to encourage cross-campus collaboration between students through the use of media technology available at NU-Q,” said Everette E. ......read more

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Northumbria University in Qatar starts accepting admission applications for new session…

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Qatar Academy wins 15th edition of Botball at CMU-Q…

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Education Above All and the United Nations Development Programme students in Gaza host the first of ...…

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NU-Q announces new director of production and digital media…

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Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to run the pilot program for the first batch of ...…

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NU-Q's Middle East Media Use Survey Reveals Changing Attitudes, Media Usage Patterns…

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NU-Q's offers executive strategic communication course on resiliency and reputation…

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Dean welcomes prospective undergraduate students to ‘Experience CMU-Q'…

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NU-Q's 10th Anniversary Celebration Continues…

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Northwestern University in Qatar students shine at Ajyal Film Festival…

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Qatar Finance and Business Academy hosts diplomatic delegation from Somalia…

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NU-Q Year in Review 2018: A year of new beginnings, discovery, and continuity…

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Qatar Finance and Business Academy collaborates with Qatar Financial Centre Authority to deliver a ...…

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Qatar Finance and Business Academy conducts CMA P1 Bootcamp in association with IMA Doha Chapter ...…

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QFBA Participates in The 2018 Euromoney Qatar Conference…

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Carnegie Mellon Qatar celebrates Qatar National Day at Darb Al Saai…

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College of Engineering at Qatar University wins first place in Dell EMC's “Envision the Future” ...…

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NU-Q Debate Club scores victories…

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Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria takes part in University Expo Qatar…

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Northumbria University Newcastle signs MoU with Academic Bridge Program to expand education ...…

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QFBA signs MoU with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA)…

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Book Explores Mobile Media Disruption in Middle East…

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Qatar Finance and Business Academy receives proud Membership of The CPD Certification Service…

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NU-Q Forum Weighs Impact of Social Media on Culture of Majlis…

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NU-Q Forum to Address Role of Social Media in the Qatari Majlis…

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

NU-Q Professor Publishes Novel…

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

Qatar's Unique Use of Digital Media…

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

Northwestern Students Study on Doha Campus…

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

NU-Q Professor Elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

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

Virtual and Augmented Reality Executive Speaks at NU-Q…

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

How To Ensure Your Child's Safety Online…

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

QFBA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education hosts Development and Innovation in the work ...…

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. ......read more

NU-Q Symposium Explores Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital World…

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 ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar graduates showcase diabetes-related research at CUDOS 2018…

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 ......read more

UCL Qatar welcomes record number of new students for 2018/19 academic year…

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 ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy spins off “Coffee with CEO” series to inspire youngsters…

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 ......read more

Media Scholars to Discuss Digitization and State of the Internet at NU-Q…

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 ......read more

Northwestern Media Scholar Speaks on Digital Media and U.S. Politics…

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

New Faculty, Courses, and Programs Offered at NU-Q…

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, ......read more

QFBA flags off the first academic year of Northumbria University in Qatar…

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 ......read more

NU-Q Establishes Media Innovation Lab…

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, ......read more

Hollywood Producer/Northwestern Alumnus Speaks at NU-Q…

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 ......read more

NU-Q Welcomes Its Largest and Most Diverse Freshmen Class…

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 ......read more

Durham School for Girls Doha, the First Truly International British School in Doha just for Girls, ...…

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

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