The first Arab to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse shares his inspiring journey with students in virtual event
Doha, Qatar: 24 June 2020 - The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a global network of schools including Park House English School, hosted an online inspirational speaker event with Qatari high-altitude climber, adventurer and senior banker, Fahad Badar.
More than 30 students from Grades 4 and 5 attended the recent virtual session, in which Fahad told them about his journey as an adventurer, and about his achievement of becoming the first Arab man to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, each within 24 hours.
The aim of the session was to inspire students and to encourage them to dream big and work with dedication towards achieving their life goals. ......read more
Road Map Can Help Coastal Countries Tap Offshore Resources
Qatar, June 14, 2020: WASHINGTON, D.C.: A new book by energy expert Roudi Baroudi highlights often overlooked mechanisms that could defuse tensions and help unlock billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas.
“Maritime Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean: the Way Forward” – distributed by Brookings Institution Press – outlines the extensive legal and diplomatic framework available to countries looking to resolve contested borders at sea. In it, Baroudi reviews the emergence and (growing) influence of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), whose rules and standards have become the basis for virtually all maritime negotiations and agreements. He also explains how recent advances in science and ......read more
Doha, Qatar - June 09, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) is hosting a virtual ‘E-Meet Our Admissions’ event over Microsoft teams on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5pm. Final year business students at the College of North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) are invited to join the virtual gathering to learn about the university’s top up degree programmes and advanced entry programmes.
The virtual admissions session is organized to build on the progression agreement signed with CNA-Q as a part of the university’s dedication to raise awareness about its top up degree programmes, supplementary course programmes for upgrading from a diploma to a university degree, for students wishing to gain a finance related bachelor’s degree ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020: In collaboration with Dr Stacy Hackner, professor at UCL Arts & Sciences, UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a toolkit to help parents and educators deliver creative object-based learning and inquiry. The toolkit facilitates learning and provides practical session plans to get parents and educators started.
Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a type of educational practice that incorporates everyday objects and works of art, as well as first-hand experience for learning. This type of transformative learning technique is meant to provide an alternative to lecturing, copying, and memorizing. The format is based on facilitation whereby teachers guide students through a variety of activities, which ensures that all the learning objectives are ......read more
Qatar - May 28, 2020: At the beginning of this year, through its Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society, the World Economic Forum published an innovate study of on “The Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy .” The authors used sophisticated statistical techniques to estimate the extent to which seven key career clusters of the new economy will be responsible for job opportunities over the next few years. These emerging jobs will create high demand for both technology-oriented and more human-oriented opportunities that can fulfil people’s personal aspirations and potential.
The jobs of tomorrow cluster around seven themes: (1) caring professions; (2) data and Artificial Intelligence; (3) engineering and cloud computing; (4) green professions; (5) ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020: The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has allowed academic institutions worldwide to rethink their use of technology. ACS International School Doha has intuitively been part of this shift, backed by a technology driven curriculum, to help its community transition from traditional to distance learning in science related fields.
ACS Doha has always integrated a technology-driven approach in its teaching strategies to enrich the learning experience for students in all subjects. At the beginning of this year, ACS Doha began integrating new digital anchor resources for mathematics and science to ensure the rigor its curriculum. With teachers and students already using technology oriented approaches to learning and teaching, they maintained an advantage during the transition to ......read more
Doha, Qatar 13 May 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-NU) hosted its latest interactive webinar to guide high school students in choosing their academic majors. The webinar which was run under QFBA-NU’s latest ‘Ramadan Show’ achieved this by engaging students across Qatar in insightful discussion on selecting the right major.
QFBA-NU held the webinar as part of its social responsibility efforts during the holy month of Ramadan to support students. The webinar, led by Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of Student Affairs at the university, offered advice and guidance along with a comprehensive view of all the higher education opportunities that are available in Qatar. The webinar aimed to inspire today’s youth to pursue their academic journey in spite of ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 11 May 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy conducted a webinar entitled “Innovation in Zakat: an obligation and an economy”, a part of its Ramadan initiative to maintain and continue the Academy’s mission in learning and training and which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan. These learning and cultural activities come after the "Azm" initiative to enable businesses in times of crisis launched by the Academy in conjunction with the current Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The webinar recently featured a one-hour remotely held seminar, which aimed to enable professionals and the Academy public audience to continue distance learning during the holy month of Ramadan and to raise community awareness on the importance of Zakat obligation and its objectives keeping up with ......read more
Doha, Qatar - April 28, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) launched its latest ‘Ramadan Show’ on its Instagram channel.
The show aims to engage with local residents, expats, current university students and high school students through its Instagram Channel to cover a wide array of topics and FAQs such as how to choose your academic major, post-secondary options available in Qatar, admissions requirements, how to improve your English language, employability skills, the importance of one’s CV and how to navigate LinkedIN.
QFBA-NU kicked off its show on the 26th of April, featuring a an introductory Instagram Live session with Mr. Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of Student Affairs at QFBA-NU, and Mr. Mohammad Al Janahi, Head of ......read more
Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) recently hosted a webinar with over 40 participants to engage the public in an open dialogue about the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the financial sector. The webinar took place on the 16th of April led by Dr. Ali Malik, Accounting Programme Leader at QFBA-Northumbria University.
The webinar took place as part of QFBA-Northumbria University’s aim to foster fruitful dialogue and discussion surrounding the implications of the current situation on the financial sector with students, working professionals and those interested in finance related fields around Qatar.
Dr. Ali Malik’s lead discussion featured key topics that explored the realities of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020: ACS International School Doha has compiled its best practical advice for parents who are adapting to their new role of both parent and educator, as Qatar-based schools continue to educate their students through distance learning.
ACS's tips aim to help families make the best of new and unfamiliar learning environments, and equip parents for the more practical aspects of learning from home.
Robert Harrison, Education Strategy Director, ACS International Schools, comments: "Distance learning presents us all with formidable challenges, and we are all learning how to do things differently. While no one is sure yet how long distance learning will continue, we know that it won’t last forever, and it's important that we offer the best support we can in this ......read more
Doha, Qatar - 15,March 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria) launched a new master’s programme (MSc) in Finance. The post graduate degree spans over a period of 1 year. It aims to offer an academically sound yet flexible programme in response to analyzing the current needs, gaps and demands of Qatar’s financial sector.
With a greater aim of providing academic excellence and contributing to Qatar’s human capital development, Qatar Finance and Business Academy in cooperation with Northumbria University sought to provide working professionals with a programme that can empower students to become successful leaders and managers in the market.
Commenting on the launch of the master’s progamme, Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of ......read more
Doha, Qatar - March 04, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University announced a new top up undergraduate degree program in accounting and finance in addition to its existing finance related majors for the 2020 academic year. The new top up program launch emerged as a result of QFBA’s effort to analyze the current financial services labor market and assessing future needs and trends. It provides a unique opportunity for high school graduates to pursue an undergraduate education from an internationally recognized prestigious university, and supports Qatar’s effort towards transforming to a true knowledge based economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
QFBA-Northumbria offers students an opportunity to benefit from high quality programs ......read more
An Undergraduate Grant Program in Qatar
Doha, Qatar, 15 February 2020: Alfardan Group has inaugurated “Tariqi”, a program that initially started in 2006 with an intention to offer students unique opportunities to receive funding for their undergraduate education and embark on their working careers with one of the region’s fastest growing conglomerates.
The announcement came on the 15th anniversary of the program that is intended to develop human capital of the country by providing financial support to any student who can meet the criteria of the program regardless of their nationality. The program covers all registered and accredited higher institutes of learning in the State of Qatar.
Alfardan Group, which operates in multiple sectors; jewellery, automotive, property development, ......read more
Doha, Qatar Feb 16 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) celebrated graduating the 7th cohort of its leading quality qatarization program Kawader, where 28 graduates entered the financial services sector bringing the total number of graduates since its inception to 176.
Under the theme of trust, perseverance, professionalism, integrity and hard-work, the graduation ceremony witnessed the attendance of a number of elite officials from the financial services sector including, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qasim Al Thani Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors in QFBA, CEOs of the financial services sector and Dr. Khalid Al Horr, President of QFBA
The ceremony kicked off as Dr. Khalid Al Horr, President of QFBA addressed the graduating cohort by celebrating ......read more
Empowering the ACS Doha’s youth to pursue sports
15th February 2020, Doha, Qatar – ACS International School Doha community celebrated National Sports Day by inspiring students to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle in presence of leading track and field runner, Mariam Farid. Students engaged in an open discussion on how sports can empower them to reach success and develop their passions outside of the classroom.
The 300-strong student audience thought critically about the impact of sports globally and had the chance to discuss with Mariam Farid inspiring topics such as the representation of women in sports and balancing one’s athletic obligations with education.
The celebration of National Sports Day forms part of ACS Doha’s commitment to ensure students are ......read more
Doha, Qatar: February 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University participates in Qatari Youth Forum’s third edition, organized by the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports on February 4 and 5.
QFBA’s participation in the Qatari Youth Forum came into fruition as a part of its continuous effort to raise awareness to young graduates and professionals seeking educational opportunities. It aims to inform interested graduates on various finance related careers and educational opportunities and familiarize them with the goals, vision and programs offered by the Academy, such as the pioneering quality qatarization program Kawader.
QFBA in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-NU) aims to ......read more
Nearly 17,000 students from 17 public and private schools take part
Doha, Qatar 02 February 2020: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, committed to providing education to the most disadvantaged populations, carried its latest “No Child Left Out” 2019 campaign.
The campaign inspired thousands of students and teachers across Qatar to donate cash so their peers from poor backgrounds could attend school, just like them, and attain a prosperous future. The campaign ran from September to December 2019 with an aim to support EAA’s project ‘Together’ for out-of-school children in Qatar.
“We are gratified and thankful to all participating schools, whose students demonstrated to us the ......read more
Donation to go towards “Together Project”
Doha, Qatar 30 January 2020 – Education Above All (EAA) foundation, has announced a contribution from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Qatar LLC, which will see the chemical producer invest QR 385,000 into EAA’s Together Project.
While EAA foundation continues to tackle deep-rooted socioeconomic and geographic barriers hindering children’s education across its globally renowned programs, Together Project was launched in 2016 to bring opportunities to out-of-school-children of expatriates from disadvantaged backgrounds in Qatar. To date, Alsilm schools, run as part of the Together project, have enrolled a total of 1,496 students of 22 different nationalities, both Arabic and non-Arabic ......read more
26 January 2020, Doha, Qatar – Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has signed a collaborative service agreement with the Royal College International (RCI), an entity that promotes and delivers programs and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The agreement will help establish Royal College International based accreditation processes for Sidra Medicine’s residency training and simulation programs. As a result, all RCI accredited programs held at Sidra Medicine, will be recognized as equivalent to programs applicable to institutions and residency programs in Canada.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohammed Al Mana, the Chair of the Transition Committee and Member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine and Dr. Andrew Padmos, the ......read more
EAA launches edvOcate to inspire and mobilize future leaders in protection of education
Doha, 22 January 2020 – Highlighting the importance of youth voices in securing the protection of education for all children and youth, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, today hosted Youth Talk ED 2.0, the inaugural event of ‘edvOcate,’ a campaign that cultivates and empowers youth to become advocates for education. Through the campaign, youth are enabled to ensure their right to education is realized, and prioritized in local, national or regional agendas. Marking the upcoming International Day of Education, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, the event featured a panel discussion and art exhibition.
Led by ......read more
Empowering Qatar’s youth to a more sustainable future
20 January 2019, Doha, Qatar - ACS International School Doha celebrated its first Young Sustainability Awards, an initiative to encourage students to think critically about their environment. The award ceremony featured representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Municipality, sustainability advocates and local media, alongside participating students and their parents.
The Young Sustainability Awards called for the school’s students of all ages, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to submit action-oriented initiatives. The judging panel comprised ACS Doha teachers and the winners were announced at a special ceremony where they were congratulated and awarded their prizes by special guests from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment as well ......read more
Doha, Qatar 17 December 2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University celebrated Qatar National Day, where the Academy’s various departments and university students joined together to commemorate this year’s slogan “the path to excellence in difficult”. The event featured Dr. Khalid Al Horr, CEO of QFBA.
The celebration came as a part of QFBA-Northumbria’s effort to reinforce its vision of becoming the leading institutional player to fulfill the nation’s goals and ambitions by providing a stream of qualified young professional contenders who will keep up with Qatar’s economic and human development.
On this occasion, Dr. Khalid Al Horr, CEO of Qatar Finance and Business Academy said:
“Qatar ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2019: As a part of its key vision to work towards transforming Qatar to a knowledge based economy, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Qatar National Library hosted an educational seminar dedicated to inform young students how to navigate choosing their university major.
The seminar successfully provided a comprehensive guide for participating students on insights on upcoming and most popular university specialization pathways that students can potentially enter into and new opportunities that are on the horizon. Students were able to fully delve into the pros and cons of various university specializations, and learn how to successfully match the right discipline to the students personality and preferences, empowering future generations to make the ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2019: Addressing threats to education worldwide and supporting disadvantaged children in the wake of conflicts, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), a programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, marked its tenth anniversary with an evening of celebration featuring distinguished guests, including world renowned artist and SDG Advocate, Forest Whitaker, along with other EAA partners, at the Museum of Islamic Art.
Commenting on the event, Forest Whitaker said, “I am grateful to EAA and P.E.I.C. in particular, for their support and outstanding work on education in conflict. We share the belief that education must be protected from conflict and promoted as an antidote to ......read more
Empowering Qatar’s youth to become global thinkers and doers
20 November 2019, Doha, Qatar - ACS International School Doha announced a new five-year education strategy that builds on a unique educational approach to get its students ready to succeed in a complex world filled with both challenges and opportunities.
The strategy calls for a world-class education system that equips ......read more
Qatar - November 11, 2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria) took part in Qatar Sustainability Week, an annual event aimed to engage the community in a wide range of sustainability related activities, in line with actualizing the sustainable development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
During ......read more
10 November 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, launched yesterday a three-day workshop on education through Museums, in collaboration with the Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA).
Titled “When theory meets hands-on activities – Museum education practical ......read more
The 9th Graduation Ceremony of Qatar International Beauty Academy (QIBA) saw 32 Qatari females graduating among 59 students this year in an event that showcased their talents and achievements
Doha, Qatar: 3 November 2019: Qatar International Beauty Academy (Tajmeel), a project developed by Social Development Center (Nama) , celebrated the graduation of a new batch of ......read more
Utah company creating onboarding training for luxury clinic in Qatar
American Fork, Utah - October 31, 2019 - eLearning Brothers announced a major new contract with Alfardan Medical and Northwestern Medicine. The eLearning Brothers custom solutions team will be creating a comprehensive online training program to prepare newly hired healthcare professionals, leaders, and employees to deliver ......read more
October 30, 2019: Compass International School Doha (Compass) students will take part in a swimming challenge to swim across Qatar on Sunday, 3 November to Thursday, 7 November.
Believed to be the first swimming challenge of its kind in Qatar, students at the school’s Gharaffa campus will swim 90,000 metres or 6,429 lengths of the school pool to raise awareness of the UNICEF Global ......read more
October 22, 2019: Compass International School Doha (Compass) is delighted to announce that two students have been awarded ‘Top in Qatar’ by Cambridge International Education for the highest mark in Qatar for IGCSE subjects.
Noemi Pajak-Grigorean achieved the highest mark in Qatar in the Art and Design IGCSE and Ada Egilmez was the top student in Qatar in the ......read more
Doha, 22 October2019: Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University participated in this year’s University Expo, which took place over a two-day period from October 16-17, 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC) to raise awareness to the public on the university’s programs and finance related degrees.
With a ......read more
At the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
Two full days showcasing everything related to undergraduate and graduate, local and international education
(Doha, Qatar – 14 October 2019) University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to advance their academic ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 10 October 2019: On the occasion of “World Post Day”, celebrated annually on October 9, Qatar Post shared its multifaceted program aimed at familiarizing the general public with the various functions of the postal sector, its products and services as well as at raising awareness as to the history and the evolution of Qatar Post.
Commenting on this occasion, ......read more
Experts and Advocates Discuss Achievements, Ongoing and Future Challenges
Surrounding the Right to Education
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019: Following Education Above and Human Rights Council gathered some of the world’s most leading experts and advocates to discuss the current state of affairs regarding the right to education.
Focused ......read more
October 02, 2019: Generation Amazing's football for development programme is being rolled out in 70 primary schools across Qatar and Oman following the completion of 'train the trainer' sessions in both countries.
Thousands of children aged 8-12 will now benefit from the programme, which aims to teach life skills through football. They will learn ......read more
Pioneering format creates guide in a week-long Book Sprint
Qatar - October 01, 2019: UCL Qatar, Qatar University Library and the British Library produced the first international guide on setting up Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs following an intense Book Sprint workshop. The week-long race to create the guide brought together authors, academics and experts from ......read more
Partners focus on how to leverage innovative funding models to support inclusive and equitable access to quality education
Qatar, 29 September 2019 - Demonstrating the importance of ensuring that high-level financial commitments are translated into measurable changes, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) in partnership with Qatar Fund for Development, Islamic Development Bank and ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 29 September 2019 – UCL Qatar celebrated its last student induction week this week, welcoming 51 accepted students from around the world for the university’s final academic year.
UCL Qatar’s rigorous MA Programmes, first launched in Qatar in 2010, have allowed students to pursue higher levels of expertise within the field of culture and heritage, and apply ......read more
A unique platform for parents and high school students to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities
Doha, Qatar – 26 September 2019: University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to further advance their academic credentials, takes place on 16 and ......read more
Leaders, Teachers, and Students Become Ambassadors for Qatar’s Culture and Heritage
26 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination in Msheireb Downtown Doha, celebrated the graduation of a new class of the Msheireb Museums Friends Programme in a graduation ceremony that took place at Bin Jelmood House.
Teachers, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2019: Coinciding with the new academic year 2019-2020, Compass International School Doha welcomed parents and students on Saturday to attend its very first Open Day event held at the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid.
Parents and their children had a comprehensive tour of the campus and the facilities and ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 21 September 2019 - With the commencement of a new academic year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University Newcastle successfully concluded its orientation week over a 4-day period to facilitate a positive transition for its new incoming students.
Orientation week signifies the first step towards a successful academic ......read more
21 September 2019 Doha, Qatar: To mark the new academic year and to celebrate the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, Compass International School – Doha is hosting Open Day activities on 21 September from 9am to 12pm at its newest campus in the Al Themaid area of Doha. The event which is open to the public, invites families to enjoy a variety of activities and to ......read more
September 16, 2019: Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.
Students were in awe at the outstanding ......read more
Workshops catered to all ages with engaging educational content covering various aspects of Science and Arts
10 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, concluded its Summer Workshop Programme on Saturday with an exciting Children-centric workshop on Genomics.
The workshop ......read more
Qatar, September 02, 2019: As one of the leading international schools in Qatar, and as part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha (Compass) take their Teacher Induction seriously. As part of their introduction to international teaching and Qatari culture, new members of the teaching team at Compass' four campuses, including their new ......read more
Teachers and management team welcome students of the academic year 2019-2020
1 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, welcomed yesterday the very first classes of primary students to kick off the new academic year 2019/2020.
Students were received by the highest calibre of teachers in ......read more
Focus on ambition-based learning helps graduates attain highest scores in Compass history
Doha, 25 August 2019: Compass International School Doha announced its highest ever academic achievement results for its 2018/19 academic year, surpassing the global International Baccalaureate (IB) average by 8%. The benefits that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic ......read more