Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019: The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhubhani, who was making her directorial debut, won Made in Qatar’s Best Documentary Award.
“NU-Q recognizes that these awards reflect on the quality of education our students receive, as well as the support they have from faculty, the administration, and student clubs,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “Over the past 10 years, we have been proud to see our students and alumni continue to shine at festivals from Ajyal to Cannes with films and ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019: The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries.
Received by Dr. Mohammed Al Emadi, QBA Head of Sales and Marketing, the delegation was taken on a tour and briefed on the courses and products available at Qatar Finance and Business Academy.
Briefing the delegation, Dr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Emadi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, said:
“QFBA offers training for the entire professional segment of the financing sector, including staff from the most junior to the most executive level. We identify the needs ......read more
Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 – Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.
In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve” with which the school, its sister institutions in Education City, and the State of Qatar have navigated the continuing Gulf crisis and blockade of Qatar since June 2017 to the present.
“We were determined that the blockade with all its challenges not interfere with NU-Q’s journey forward just after occupying our new building in Education City,” Dennis said. “The growth of the student body, a new admissions recruitment strategy, stable faculty and staff, and ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 06 January - 2019 - Capturing newer horizons of growth and empowering financial sectors of Qatar, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) proudly collaborated with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) and delivered a seminar on “Aviation Financing”. Aviation finance is turning out to be a lucrative business proposition for Qatar. At present, there is no hub for aviation financing in the region, and QFCA aims to gain the first mover advantage.
This four-day custom designed program will provide attendees the finer nuances of aviation financing right from basics to the advanced level including Export Credits; Capital Markets; Tax Leases; Common Financing Tools, etc., thereby preparing new age leaders to drive change. The entire program is designed in such a way that attendees will be able ......read more
Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2018: In order to facilitate Certified Management Accountant (CMA) students with the program highlights, Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully conducted CMA P1 free boot camp in association with IMA Doha Chapter LLD (G). Held on December 15, at Intercontinental, Doha, this event intended to update accountants on new CMA practices and prepare them to be at par with the changing dynamics.
With Mr. Asham Al Masri, CMA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CCSA, as the facilitator, the event kick-started with a brief info session about the CMA certificate, its contents, eligibility criteria, exam and membership fees, etc. Asham is the Vice President for Admin and Finance at the IMA Doha Chapter. The second part of the event was moderated by Mr. Ahmed Mahmoud, CPA, CMA, CIA, ACMA, ACCA, CertiFR, ACCA CertIA who ......read more
With a view to facilitate the launch of its new programs in 2019
DOHA, Qatar – 19 December 2018 – The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) participated in the 2018 Euromoney Qatar conference. The 7th edition held the leading finance and investment conference in the second week of December. This year’s edition welcomed several government officials, senior economists and bankers from across the region as well as international delegations. Keynote speakers included His Excellency, Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi; Minister of Finance and His Excellency, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani; Governor of Qatar Central Bank.
The event focussed on Qatar’s post blockade strategy and its development as a sustainable economy. The event also served as a launch pad for QFBA to announce its 2019 ......read more
CMU-Q showcases educational computer science program as part of Qatar Foundation’s theme, ‘together for our homeland’
Qatar, December 15, 2018: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is showcasing its Alice Middle East software at Darb Al Saai as part of the 2018 Qatar National Day festivities. CMU-Q is part of Qatar Foundation’s tent, which celebrates the theme, ‘together for our homeland’ to promote Qatari culture, support the preservation of its rich traditions, and bring the community together.
Alice Middle East is an educational platform that helps children learn the basics of computer programming, and is supported by the Hamad bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education that promotes learning in the basic computational thinking skills.
Alice Middle East was ......read more
The winning team from the university presented a comprehensive security solution with the aim of protecting sensitive data
Dell EMC recognizes regional talent in annual graduation project competition ‘Envision the Future’
Qatar University was recognized as the winner for the demonstration of a Hardening Fingerprint Authentication using Intel's SGX Enclave Technology
The winners are from Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The competition has witnessed year on year growth with over 329 project submissions by more than 1,450 senior undergraduate students
Doha, Qatar, December 12, 2018: Dell EMC announced the winners of ‘Envision the Future’, the annual graduation project competition for Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. The ......read more
Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2018 – At a time when some people seem to struggle to disagree agreeably, students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are learning how to debate opposing viewpoints collegially through the university’s Debate Club – and they are winning awards and recognition.
The Debate Club is led by Ayman Al-Rachid and Sikandar Ali Chaudary, who serve as co-presidents with NU-Q Professor Torsten Menge as the faculty advisor. Since the club re-launched in 2017, the students have been participating in several tournaments and earning awards in recognition for their speaking abilities.
“Being able to converse calmly but confidently with someone who does not share the same perspective is a valuable and necessary skill to develop in life, and this club – one of ......read more
DOHA, Qatar –04 December 2018 - With an aim to expand its reach, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria University, participated in the University Expo, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education Qatar on November 28 – 29, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. This Expo offered a poised platform for QFBA Northumbria to create an awareness about its bachelor degrees to a wider audience.
University Expo Qatar is a comprehensive two-day exhibition attended by students aged 16+ who are considering their higher education options, as well as their parents and teachers. Hosting 50+ regional and international universities, colleges and vocational training centers, two live seminar rooms and a ......read more
Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2018: Post its entry into Qatar, Northumbria University Newcastle has been continuously expanding its program offerings for Qatari students to grow their horizons. With its intent to keep looking for newer avenues, Northumbria University takes pleasure in announcing its strategic tie-up with Academic Bridge Program (ABP). Hosted by Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), the MoU was signed by Mr. Rob Carthy, Director of International Development, Northumbria Newcastle and Dr. Bryan Lewallen, Director of Academic Bridge Program at QFBA premises in Qatar.
Through this partnership, Academic Bridge and Northumbria University intends to establish a relationship to co-operate in a broad range of areas and will work together to expand education landscape. Both the partners would encourage and develop ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 26, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has selected Palestinian-American Hala Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses as the campus-wide read for the university’s One Book, One NU-Q program.
The novel, which has won several awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab-American Book Award, is about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home. Alyan will visit NU-Q in March and will deliver a community-wide lecture as well as visit classrooms and meet with students.
The book has achieved popular appeal and critical acclaim from The New York Times, National Public Radio, Dallas Morning News and others, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, which said: “Alyan is doing important work through this ......read more
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 their classwork and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “We congratulate these outstanding students for this success and look forward to seeing them put the knowledge they gain here into practice so that they can become contributors and innovators in the world of media and communications in the future.”
To be considered for the dean’s list, communication majors must have achieved at least a ......read more
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 Executive Officer Dr. Khalid Al Horr and QCPA’s Chairman Mr. Hashem Al Sayed at QFBA premises on November 15, 2018. With this tie-up, QCPA and QFBA intend to collaborate on the development of the academic and professional performance of their staff and QFC firms to go hand in hand with the social and economic development state-wide.
This MoU entails both the parties to implement joint and specialized training programs in the fields ......read more
Doha, Qatar, November 12, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), has successfully concluded its four-day ROTA Youth Challenge training at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
The ROTA Youth Challenge aims to enhance the capabilities and potential of the youth, thus creating an enabling environment for effective citizenship and leadership to contribute towards the progress and prosperity of their nation and the world.
More than 45 Male and female students in universities and high schools between the ages of 16 to 26 years’ old who are willing to attend all events, partake actively, and strive for the success of the participating projects, attended the Youth Challenge training. The 42 chosen participants went through a learning journey that enabled them to discover their ......read more
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, offers lessons from the Arabian Gulf, notably Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and draws on data collected as part of a $726,000 award from the Qatar National Research Fund. Pavlik, a professor of journalism at Rutgers was formerly associate dean for research at NU-Q where Dennis is dean and CEO. Mersey is an associate professor at NU’s Medill School while Gengler is assistant research professor at the Social and Economic Survey Research ......read more
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 development plans.
The CPD certification means that the content and structure of the courses have been independently assessed and approved for multi-disciplinary and industry-wide continuing personal and professional development purposes.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. The foundation of CPD is based on ......read more
In collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy
Doha, October 31, 2018 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently organized an lecture on corporate banking and it’s contributions the Qatari economy, to students of Northumbria University in Qatar. The session comes as part of the banks continued efforts to provide comprehensive information to students about the various functions and departments within the banking industry.
The session was hosted by Mr. Paul Maguire, al khaliji’s Group Chief Business Officer, who discussed in detail how al khaliji’s is a ‘trusted advisor’ to its corporate clients as well as how the corporate team, work ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 30th, 2018 – How the traditional majlis in Qatar and the Gulf region is influenced by social media was explored and analyzed by a panel of communication experts during a session of the Qatar Media Industries Forum on Monday.
The forum, convened twice annually by Northwestern University in Qatar, reported that the Majlis, long the most important source of communication in Qatari society, is alive and well, but greatly enhanced and made more cosmopolitan by the use of social media thus shaping discourse at the family, community, social, and political level – and provided clues as to how this key feature of public life, and its influence, will evolve in the future.
The panel, moderated by Banu Akdenzili of NU-Q, agreed that the Majlis is changing and in different ways. ......read more
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 how digital platforms and messages are influencing communication in Qatar from social conversations to business communication, from entertainment to day-to-day life in general.
“Qataris are spending a substantial amount online and are among the most digitally-connected citizens in the region,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “Their media habits and online activity are heavily driven by political and economic ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2018 – A new book by Northwestern University in Qatar Professor Sam Meekings uncovers the story behind a painting by Vincent van Gogh of his personal doctor, Paul Gachet. The book explores the history of Gachet’s life as well as the painting itself and brings nuance to this doctor’s melancholy character.
Meekings, an accomplished novelist and poet, is launching his new novel “The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet,” at the London Review of Books Bookshop in Bloomsbury, as well as delivering a live reading and talk at Oxford University in the U.K.
“It follows Dr. Gachet’s life, from his work in asylums and cholera wards to the controversial exhibitions of the first Impressionists, from the battlefields of the Franco-Prussian war and its bloody aftermath ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 13, 2018 – A recently released five-year retrospective report examining media use in the Middle East found that Qataris are among the most digitally connected citizens in the Arab Region. In terms of internet penetration, Qatar has one of the highest internet use rates of any country in the world, approaching saturation at 95 percent.
“With the goal of understanding the communication ecosystem in the region better, NU-Q launched the first of five Media Use in the Middle East studies in 2013. Now with this rare longitudinal study moving into its sixth year, we are able to evaluate lessons learned comprehensively and understand the value of both relative stability and media shifts – whether incremental or more significant,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 9, 2018 – Undergraduates from Northwestern’s Evanston campus are spending a semester on the University’s international campus in Qatar.
The students – Bryan Lee, Dylan Gresik, and Liming (Adrian) Wan – are spending the Fall semester at NU-Q where they are exploring the Middle East and learning first-hand about the region’s culture, as well as enrolling in classes that range from political science and public policy to journalism and strategic communication.
“Cross-campus learning offers a unique opportunity for students from our home campus to physically and academically explore the dynamic Middle Eastern region,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Students explore and learn about media, communications, and ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2018: Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) Professor Marco Williams has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for awarding the film world’s Oscars.
Williams, who holds a joint appointment as professor of communication at NU-Q and on the University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, has been named to the documentary branch of the Academy.
NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis called the election “well-deserved recognition for a renowned professional known for his work as a documentary film artist, mentor and master teacher. He has done important and pathfinding documentaries and this is the latest of his many honors and awards he has received.” He added, “it is a privilege for our students and faculty to have such a ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 1, 2018 – As part of the recently opened Media Innovation Lab (The MIL) at Northwestern University in Qatar, an expert on virtual and augmented reality spoke at the University. Mia Tramz, Emmy-winning producer and editorial director of enterprise and immersive experiences at TIME Inc., spoke about virtual reality as a new tool for storytelling.
In line with the MIL’s theme for the year, “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Storytelling and Media,” Tramz spoke at a public lecture and held several workshops for the NU-Q community to learn more about the components of creating VR and AR content.
“Mia’s work in AR and VR is at the forefront of futuristic storytelling,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “To be able to get a glimpse into ......read more
The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves.
However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its ......read more
DOHA, Qatar – 27 September 2018– In the objective to foray into varied upcoming business domains, Qatar Financial Business Academy (QFBA) is proud to conduct yet another continuous development workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education (MoE).
The workshop hosted the graduation ceremony on the last day, in the presence of Dr. ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 26, 2018: At the inaugural event to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – inviting international media scholars and faculty members to comment on the implications of digitization and interconnectivity on a local, regional, and global ......read more
Qatari CMU-Q alumni are making an impact in medical investigation
Doha, Qatar, September 26, 2018: Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) showcased their work at the Conference series on Understanding molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular biology, Diabetes, Obesity and Stroke (CUDOS 2018), organized by Sidra Medicine. The conference, which featured leading ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2018: UCL Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming one of the biggest MA student intakes since the London-based University set up its operations in Qatar in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation.
Forty-nine graduates from over 25 countries will now begin full or part-time studies on UCL Qatar’s renowned Library and Information ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 25 September 2018: Qatar Finance and Business Academy proudly announces the launch of “Coffee with CEO” series for the 2018 Cohort of KAWADER. The first session was held with Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al Khalifa, GCEO of al khaliji Bank who is an inspirational leadership figure. Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa shared his invaluable life and career lessons, providing the Kawader ......read more
Doha, Qatar –September 22, 2018: In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is organizing a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – to address emerging trends and the socio-economic implications of internet use around the world.
“The symposium is a platform for the discussion of important ......read more
Doha, Qatar – September 18, 2018 – The rise of digital and social media combined with the polarization taking place in the United States has created a disrupted media landscape that analysts, journalists, and voters are struggling to understand. That according to Northwestern University Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski in discussing his new book Trump and the Media.
During his ......read more
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
July 08, 2018: Sweden-based Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, remains confident on the growth of the audiobook industry in the GCC and the greater Middle East region, saying that digital technologies continue to be among the key elements that will help drive the audiobook service in the steadily rising market.
Storytel’s entry ......read more
Doha, Qatar – July 3, 2018 – Several Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students have recently returned to Doha after spending six months on the University’s home campus in the U.S.
“This home campus experience allows several of our communication students deeper exposure to courses not available in Qatar in their own field and in the broader ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the ......read more