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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

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) hosts Scholarship Awarding Ceremony for resident students

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 accepted into the “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme for the academic year 2018 – 2019. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Education above All (EAA) Foundation, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Thani, Director-General of the General Department of Awqaf, Dr. Aisha Al Mannai, from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a member of the Shura Council, Director of the Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy Awards First Powerful Leader Certificate

DOHA, Qatar – 21 April 2019 –   With a view to empowering human capital, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to award its first powerful leader certificate to Khalid Jassim Al Jassim, Security, Fire & Safety Manager at Al-Meera Consumer Goods Company, for taking up its highly acclaimed program, ‘The Powerful Leader’. Enrolling for this program was part of his Professional Development plan in order to enhance leadership skillsets. Falling in line with Al Meera's strategy to develop its employees professionally. It is a continuous professional development solution designed around the busy schedule of senior leaders. The program adopts an advanced methodology suited to individual needs, a tailored one-on-one private coaching approach, which employs world-class knowledge and ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar welcomes Class of 2023

DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2023 and reminded each of them that they have earned a place at the university. “When we selected you, we looked at your academic accomplishments, your extracurricular interests, and your plans for the future. We chose you because you want to learn, and you are curious and forward-thinking. We have every confidence that you will be excellent Tartans,” he said. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological ......read more

New books from NU-Q faculty

Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty.  “These books document a transformative and dynamic period in the media, particularly the Middle East. As a leading media and communication school in the region, it is imperative for our faculty, and students alike, engage in intellectual inquiry and contribute to literature and research on these topics and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. Ilhem Allagui, a strategic communication professor at NU-Q, has authored Advertising in MENA Goes Digital. The book explores the evolution ......read more

AEB Presents Creative Achievement and Potential, and Design Excellence Awards at VCUarts Qatar

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:  Arab Engineering Bureau presented the awards for Creative Achievement and Potential and Design Excellence to junior and graduating senior students from VCUarts Qatar’s Graphic and Interior design departments during a ceremony held in honor of the students Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) presented the 2019 awards for Design Excellence, and Creative Achievement and Potential to three graduating and three junior students from VCUarts Qatar at a special event at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar’s (VCUarts Qatar’s) Libraries on April 11.  AEB’s Group CEO and Chief Architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, a longtime supporter and friend of VCUarts Qatar, presented the Arab Engineering Bureau Award for Design Excellence in Graphic Design to graduating ......read more

Northwestern University in Qatar Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis to conclude his service in 2020

      Dennis led NU-Q through period of tremendous growth and change     He strengthened the faculty, expanded the curriculum and built a research program  President: ‘He helped NU-Q foster research in Arab media with far-reaching effects’  Office of the Provost to appoint a search committee soon to find a successor  Dennis will remain a tenured, full professor on the faculty at the Medill School   Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Northwestern University in Qatar Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis will step down as the head of NU-Q in 2020 after serving nearly a decade leading Northwestern’s 12th school to new academic achievements and greater global influence, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced.    Dennis took on the role at the helm of ......read more

VCUarts Qatar Welcomes New Students at “Hayakom” Introductory Session

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar hosted a special event dedicated to new students and their families to familiarize them with life at VCUarts Qatar Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University of the school of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City welcomed more than 90 new students at an exciting orientation program entitled “Hayakom”, which is the Arabic word for “welcome”. The event began with an introduction from Katherine Magnum, the university’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, followed by a welcome note from Executive Dean Dr. Donald N. Baker. Teslim Sanni, the President of the university’s Student Government Association (SGA) took the stage to welcome the new students and to give them some insights into what university ......read more

President of the Motion Pictures Academy John Bailey and Film Editor Carol Littleton speak at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – April 10, 2019 –   Taking a NU-Q audience on a journey through Hollywood history with examples from their own work, acclaimed cinematographer and director John Bailey and his wife, the award-winning film editor, Carol Littleton, focused much of a joint presentation on present and future filmmaking.  Speaking to faculty, staff, and students at NU-Q, Bailey, who is also the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), and Littleton noted that because it is cheaper to create content digitally today’s films have much more material for filmmakers to work with and has created new challenges. As a result, Bailey said, dramatic structure and character integrity have become the most important and challenging elements in filmmaking today. Littleton added that what ......read more

NU-Q Students Recognized at Annual Media and Research Awards Ceremony

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2019 –   At an annual ceremony to recognize the academic work of NU-Q students, documentaries about the worth of the Lebanese Lira, fiction films on the internal struggles of women with Afro hair, investigative articles on the segregation of migrant workers, and an interview with Northwestern alumnus and producer of the Hollywood musical La La Land Jordan Horowitz, took center stage. The Media and Research Showcase and Awards recognize student work across a variety of disciplines in journalism, communication, and research. The nominees are determined by NU-Q faculty and then judged by a panel of judges from the local community. The nominated works are showcased during a poster session and media showcase, then awarded later that same day at a gala dinner and ceremony. “Every year, ......read more

QFBA starts accepting applications for the admission of 7th cohort of Kawader program

DOHA, Qatar – 31 March 2019-   Sustained by its path breaking success year on year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), is pleased to announce the roll out of 7th cohort for its Kawader program, for which the Academy has started accepting applications from Qatari prospects. Scheduled to start from September 2019, QFBA is inviting people wishing to build their capacities and hone their skills to join the program as a prelude to realizing their ambition to assume leading roles in the country’s financial services sector. Brought out in partnership with Qatar Financial Center (QFC), Kawader has been a great program for Qatari Nationals who have either just graduated from University or have recently joined the workforce. This is a fully sponsored program ......read more

NU-Q alumna Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi to be commencement speaker

Doha, Qatar – March 31, 2019 –   Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi will return to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to deliver this year’s commencement speech. Al-Saadi, a graduate of NU-Q’s inaugural class in 2012, is the director of public diplomacy at the Qatari embassy in Washington D.C. and a student at Columbia University’s law school in New York.  “As NU-Q marks its 10th anniversary in Qatar, it is fitting that we have one of our graduates serve as this year’s graduation speaker. Ms. Al-Saadi is an outstanding communications professional who is making her mark in public diplomacy,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO.  Al-Saadi joined the Qatari embassy in 2014 and has been responsible for the development of the public diplomacy office, as well as overseeing ......read more

Award-winning Palestinian-American author speaks at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – March 25, 2019 –   Novelist Hala Alyan discussed how her experiences and the experiences of her family inspired her to write about the struggles of identity in exile during a lecture at Northwestern University in Qatar. A Palestinian-American author, poet, and clinical psychologist, Alyan, was invited to NU-Q to discuss her award-winning novel “Salt Houses.”  The novel, which tells the story of a Palestinian family’s displacement in the 1960s and follows the intergenerational trauma they experience as a result of their constant transitory status and their lack of a sense of belonging, was selected by NU-Q for its annual reading program One Book.  “Hala Alyan’s accomplishments are very inspiring to our students, many of whom relate to her personal ......read more

NU-Q students at top global media organizations

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 –   More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha. As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered residencies at various organizations where they intern full-time and explore professional career opportunities by working onsite in a professional environment.  “The NU-Q residency program,” Everette E. Dennis, NU-Q dean and CEO, said, “based on a model from our home campus in Evanston, Illinois, allows students to get substantive professional experience under supervision at some of the world’s leading media ......read more

Preparations for 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019' in full swing

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April 2, the 4th ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), and sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT,’ invites members of the private sector, particularly small and medium ......read more

Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) Kawader Program continues its association with MUFG

With a view to offer students global financial paradigms Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019:   The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ever-growing collaboration between MUFG and QFBA Kawader, has been working to create expansive and challenging opportunities for the program.  The program, which provides learning opportunities for those interested in developing their skill set and knowledge of the financial services arena, this year saw interns seconded to London in Structured Finance, Hong Kong in Global Markets and Singapore in Project Finance. MUFG hosted 3 interns of the ......read more

NU-Q's museum on media holds first event, plans dedication for May

Doha, Qatar – March 11, 2019 –   Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) museum – the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – will host its first program in collaboration with UCL Qatar.    “New Media + New Museum: Communication and Storytelling” will be a panel discussion on the evolving uses of new media in exhibitions and storytelling in museums.    Housed in NU-Q’s building, the Media Majlis will host biannual exhibitions, weekly programs, and other events that encourage the exploration, discussion, and interrogation of media, journalism, and communication through global, regional, and local lenses. Its first exhibition, Arab Identities, images in film, will explore the deep and complicated meanings of identity in film, as well as ......read more

UCL Qatar Library and Information Studies students go to India to get insights on Libraries and Librarianship in the Digital Era

4th March 2019 - Qatar UCL Qatar students have participated in the Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in India on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, as part of the latest international study trip organised by the university.  The conference, which took place at Ambedkar University Delhi, exposed students on UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA programme to the latest technologies and developments in Digital Libraries and Library Science.  Students also witnessed the processes behind archiving historically significant records and materials during a visit to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.  The trip was led by Armin Straube, Teaching Fellow of the Library and Information Studies MA at UCL Qatar, who explained: “Through this visit, our students ......read more

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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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NU-Q announces “One Book, One NU-Q” selection…

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NU-Q hosts event for distinguished students…

Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 –   NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event. “Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent effort and bold creativity students exhibit in ......read more

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

With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staff Doha, Qatar, November 19, 2018:  With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).  The MoU was signed by QFBA Chief ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's successfully concludes ROTA Youth Challenge training ...…

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Book Explores Mobile Media Disruption in Middle East…

Doha, Qatar – November 7, 2018 –   How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar. The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V. Pavlik, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by Routledge, ......read more

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

DOHA, Qatar –06 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has announced that it has recently received the most acclaimed membership of The CPD Certification Service. The accreditation is to acknowledge that QFBA courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal ......read more

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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…

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Northwestern Students Study on Doha Campus…

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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

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

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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…

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

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

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

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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

NU-Q Researchers Participate in Conferences Worldwide…

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 ......read more

Northwestern Alumnus/Hollywood Producer to Speak at NU-Q Convocation…

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 ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy holds the free IFRS course update in collaboration with IMA ...…

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 ......read more

Qatar high school students learn about careers, college life at CMU-Q summer program…

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 ......read more

6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC…

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 ......read more

One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders…

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. ......read more

NU-Q Students Attend Research Expo on Home Campus…

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 ......read more

High-School Students Explore the World of Media at NU-Q…

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 ......read more

Storytel Arabia optimistic about continuing growth of audiobook industry in Arab world…

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

NU-Q Students Spend Semester in the U.S.…

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

The Annual Skyline Iftar at Skyline University College…

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

Skyline Suhoor Night 2018…

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

NU-Q Students Win Prestigious Pulitzer Fellowship…

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

Five-Year Retrospection of Media Use in the Middle East…

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

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation continue the exhibition at W Hotel to celebrate major ...…

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

NU-Q Delegation Spend A Week On Home Campus…

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

Skyline and University City of Sharjah Celebrated Labour Day with Labourers…

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

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