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Education Above All Foundation Calls for Those Responsible for Attacks on Education to Provide Reparations to Affected Families and Communities

The call is made a day before the world marks the UN Day for Protection of Education from Attack, in midst of growing violence against students, teachers and schools Doha – 08 September 2021:  Education Above All (EAA), the global education foundation, issued a call today for reparations and compensation of victims of attacks on education. The call was made ahead of a high-level virtual event to mark the UN International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack and comes as recently released figures show a dramatic increase in attacks on education in 2020, despite COVID-19-related school closures. According to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) – of which EAA is a founding member – there were 2,400 documented attacks on education in 2020, a 33% increase since ......read more

CMU-Q Summer Program Teaches Coding to Youth Around the World

Inaugural Code in Alice program connects students and volunteer teachers on five continents  September 06, 2021:  Students around the world learned to code this summer through Code in Alice, a new program for pre-college students offered through Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). Code in Alice is the latest offering from the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education, a collaboration between CMU-Q and the Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.  The online program brought together volunteer teachers and students from a total of 25 countries on five continents. During the month-long course, nearly 200 students aged 13 to 18 learned basic programming skills using CMU’s Alice educational software. More than three-quarters of ......read more

QF's Arab Innovation Academy Graduates Share Their Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey

Applications to the 4th edition of the Arab Innovation Academy close on 15 August 2021 Qatar, 15 August 2021: Aspiring student innovators have a final chance to apply to the latest edition of the Arab Innovation Academy (AIA), submissions for which close on August 14. This year, AIA has also partnered with Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) to jointly deliver a course titled ‘Innovation Entrepreneurship Leadership II’ (CSE 786) – a credited course at HBKU. The 2021 edition will be virtual and opens on August 31, with weekly sessions running until November 23.  The AIA program offers university students an accelerated mode of learning where they are taught to turn an idea into a start‐up in only 12 weeks. The program enables aspiring techpreneurs in Qatar, and the region, to ......read more

ACS Doha Students Celebrate Qatar In Alif-Sponsored ‘Comic Book Challenge'

Doha, Qatar – August 09, 2021:  Three exceptional young winners have been announced – in a graphic design and storytelling competition held by ACS Doha for their 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Launched to celebrate World Book Day, and with prizes donated by ALIF Stores – home to Qatar’s largest range of books, electronics and stationery – the Comic Book Challenge invited students to create and submit illustrated comic books, using the Book Creator app on their school iPads. Third-graders Widad Laws, Jessica Sleem and Alura Jumawan were awarded top honours, with the quality of their comic book entries demonstrating high levels of creative talent and imagination. Under the rules of the competition, the adventure stories submitted were required to be set in Qatar and to feature at least ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Launch Two Integrated Education and Immunisation Projects in Africa, Supported by Qatar Fund for Development

• Education Above All Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, expand their partnership with projects in Ethiopia and Kenya  • The projects aim to reach over half a million of the most marginalised people over the next two years   Doha, Qatar -  05, August 2021:  Encouraging collaboration between education and health to increase access for the most marginalised communities, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have extended their partnership to launch integrated immunisation projects in Ethiopia and Kenya, supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD).   In conjunction with EAA’s Educate A Child (EAC) programme and its ongoing education project with Save the Children Korea (SCK), the initiative in Ethiopia aims to support the country’s ......read more

100% Pass Rate for ACS Doha IB Students

August 01, 2021:  International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students at ACS International School Doha have achieved an 100% pass rate and will now progress to universities across the world in the USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Qatar and UAE. The DP is a rigorous, globally recognised. two-year qualification. In previous research conducted by ACS International Schools over a 12-year period, the IBDP was consistently rated as the best qualification to thrive at university. The top score available in the DP is 45 and the highest score achieved by an ACS Doha student was 41/45. The average points score was 33, in line with the global average. A global curriculum provider, the IB prepares students to be internationally-minded, global citizens, and, as part of the DP, students are required to study at least one ......read more

ACS Doha Appoints Early Childhood Principal To Focus on Needs of Young Learner

Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2021:   ACS International School Doha has promoted a highly accomplished Early Childhood teacher to the key leadership position of Early Childhood Principal for 2021-22, based at its new state-of-the-art campus in Al Kheesa. Ester-Leigh Rawson has been with the Doha school for almost a decade and brings 14 years of early-years teaching experience to the role. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the United States, where she gained her university degree and teaching certification, Mrs Rawson believes her international background helps her identify with the culturally diverse community at ACS Doha. Her passion for teaching the 3 to 6-year-old age group – for “making connections with young minds” – has led her to develop strategies to protect the wellbeing of ......read more

Education Above All Foundation in partnership with UNDP and Generation Amazing organised #Football4Gaza Festival

Education Above All Foundation in Partnership With Undp and Generation Amazing Organised #football4gaza Festival to Help Children and Youth in Gaza Cope With the Trauma Caused by the Recent Hostilities #Football4Gaza brought together 250 children and their families during a day-long event filled with games and entertainment Doha, 11 July 2021:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Generation Amazing (GA), a programme of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) organised the #Football4Gaza festival on Wednesday. The event offered young people and their families an escape from the destruction and trauma caused by over 14 years of siege, four wars and continuous conflict in Gaza.  EAA and its partners ......read more

CMU-Q Researchers Publish first Comprehensive Review of Minor Intron Splicing

Alumnus-faculty team compiles more than 160 studies to shed light on new possibilities in cancer therapy  July 11, 2021:  Ettaib El Marabti, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), led a team of researchers in the first comprehensive review of minor intron splicing. Scientific findings in this lesser-studied area of genomics could lead to new approaches in fighting three classes of diseases: cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurological conditions.  El Marabti graduated from CMU-Q with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and is currently a fourth-year student at Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar (WCM-Q). Both CMU-Q and WCM-Q are Qatar Foundation partner universities. During his research, El Marabti was guided by CMU-Q’s Ihab Younis, area head of biological sciences, and Joel ......read more

ACS Doha Celebrates a Year at Its New Al Kheesa Campus

Doha, Qatar – 11, June 2021:  ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middle and High School buildings, campus facilities include a full-sized football pitch, all-weather athletics track, swimming pools, drama studios, music ......read more

Snoonu Supports the Development of the Workforce with Valuable Internship Opportunities to Students and Fresh Graduates in Qatar

35 interns join Snoonu’s internship program and reap the benefits of a valuable work experience from top industry professionals 7 July 2021; Doha, Qatar- Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is proud to announce that 35 successful interns have joined its specialized internship program which started in May 2020. The initiative comes as part of the company’s efforts to support students and fresh graduates in Qatar in their career path and to assist them in preparing for their professional careers and find suitable jobs with the support of Snoonu’s well-versed industry professionals.  Snoonu’s top-level internship program is led by Mr. Hamad Al Hajri, Co-founder, and CEO of Snoonu, and Co-founder of another 12 start-ups, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the ......read more

QF's Education City Speaker Series to Explore How the Voices of Palestine Can Be Amplified

Latest discussion focuses on Palestinian struggle and the global media narrative on Israeli occupation  Kuwait, June 30, 2021:  As the Palestinian people continue to resist Israeli violence, aggression, and occupation following a renewed bombardment of Gaza, Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series will turn its focus on how their voices can – and should – be heard by the world. The latest edition of the platform for dialogue on topics shaping our world takes place on Wednesday, June 30, where it will examine the Palestinian struggle through the eyes of activists, writers, and a leading Middle East journalist. Among those participating in the virtual discussion, titled Amplifying Palestine’s Voice: Reality, Resilience, and the Right to Freedom, is Mariam Afifi, a Palestinian activist ......read more

CMU-Q Students Win Qatar National Arabic Debate Championship

June 22, 2021:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a QF partner university, took the national championship title at the 2021 Arabic university debate tournament.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour, and Abdullah Shaar swept the first three rounds of the tournament to earn a place in the grand finale against a team from Doha Institute. CMU-Q won the final round in a debate on the topic of social media and free speech. All three team members placed in the top ten list of speakers. The team members all study in scientific fields, which is uncommon in university-level debate. Abutarbush is studying information systems, Karkour is a computer science major, and Shaar is pursuing dual degrees in biological sciences and computer science. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and SPARK Celebrate Milestone of 10,000 Scholarships for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Youth

Doha, 21, June 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme and its implementing partner, SPARK, an international NGO specialised in job creation for youth in fragile states, yesterday celebrated a milestone achievement of awarding 10,000 scholarships to Syrian refugees, internally displaced and vulnerable host community youth. This accomplishment illustrates EAA and SPARK’s joint commitment to supporting the right to education for marginalised youth across the globe and the crucial role that higher education specifically plays in conflict-affected regions. In a pre-recorded virtual event, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and member of the Netherlands Committee for Enterprise, had a ......read more

Qatar Post and NU-Q Join Hands to Enhance Brand Experience for Younger Generation

Qatar, Doha 20th June 2021 – In a rapidly evolving digital age, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) is continuously investing in connecting the younger generation to the heart of its services. In line with these efforts, the country’s national postal service provider recently joined hands with Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to gain insights into the needs of its young consumers.  As part of this collaboration, strategic communications students from NU-Q were encouraged to develop new marketing strategies for Qatar Post to help invigorate the brand experience for the younger generation. Teams were tasked with creating a fully integrated campaign to connect today’s youth with the brand’s portfolio of services and offer solutions to their diversifying needs.  This collaboration is part ......read more

The Hamilton International School Appoints Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary

A seasoned education professional, with over 18 years of experience in the UK and Qatar, Rebecca will officially start at the school in August 2021  20 June 2021: Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School, an exciting school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary for the academic year beginning September 2021.  With over 18 years of experience from the UK and Qatar, in senior and middle leadership positions, Rebecca brings a wealth of curricular and pastoral experiences in establishing and developing schools further. Rebecca is currently leading the Middle Years Programme in another international school in Doha and has previously worked as a housemaster of a prestigious school in Al Khor. Prior to this ......read more

AUB Partnership

With the support of Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, partners with the American University of Beirut to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Lebanon   • Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education in support of the programme   Doha, 16 June 2021 -- With the support of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to develop a joint scholarship programme, which will award scholarships to 400 disadvantaged students over the next four years. In conjunction, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) signed a Memorandum of ......read more

ACS Doha Celebrates a Year at Its New Al Kheesa Campus

Doha, Qatar – 8, June 2021 – ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middle and High School buildings, campus facilities include a full-sized football pitch, all-weather athletics track, swimming pools, drama studios, music ......read more

The Hamilton International School Launches the Ali AlFardan Scholarship for Students

- The scholarship, in recognition of outstanding academic excellence, provides free tuition for one year at The Hamilton International School    - The scholarship named to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali AlFardan   June 07, 2021, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has launched the Ali AlFardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education for the academic year 20212.    The scholarship, which covers a full year’s tuition fee at The Hamilton International School, will be awarded to one student who has a proven track record of academic excellence and a commitment to their wider studies.    “We want to encourage students who excel academically plus demonstrate a commitment to their community through ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) Extend Partnership with New Project in Uganda and South Sudan

412,000 learners and youth from local communities will be reached through the “Mobilising the Power of Grassroots Youth as Advocates, Peacebuilders and Active Citizens in Conflict Affected Communities of Uganda and South Sudan” project   Doha, 6 June 2021 – EAA and WPDI have launched a new project in Uganda and South Sudan as part of their ongoing efforts to mobilise the power of education for peacebuilding. Empowering youth, a large demographic segment in the two countries, with skills and knowledge essential for human rights advocacy and sustainable peacebuilding, the project will lend agency to participants as global citizens, particularly in areas of conflict where education is under attack.    EAA, through its Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Announces New Senior Associate Deans

Associate deans John O’Brien and Kemal Oflazer stepping down after years of service  Michael Trick, the dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, announced the appointment of two new senior associate deans, effective July 1, 2021.  Selma Limam Mansar, who is currently the senior associate dean for education and area head of information systems, will step into the new role of senior associate dean for faculty and research. Limam Mansar is a teaching professor of information systems and joined CMU-Q in 2007. Dudley Reynolds has been appointed as the new senior associate dean for education. Reynolds, who is a teaching professor of English, is currently serving as area co-head for arts and sciences. He joined CMU-Q in 2007. Trick noted: “CMU-Q is a place ......read more

Education Above All Foundation amplifies the Voices of Students from Gaza

With the participation of Her Excellency Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Doha, 31 May 2021 – Following the 11-day war on Gaza, Palestine, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its partners held a vital webinar on Wednesday to amplify the voices of students in Gaza. Her Excellency Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened the session.   Delivered in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Luminus Technical University College (LTUC), and Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), the webinar titled “Students’ Voices from Gaza: Investing in their education for a brighter future” highlighted first-hand accounts by youth on ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Celebrates Class of 2021

Virtual event draws more than 450 unique views as friends, families gather to recognize graduating seniors May 08, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, celebrated the 95 graduates in the Class of 2021 on May 6. The virtual event drew more than 450 unique views from around the world as friends, families and members of the CMU-Q community logged in to support and recognize the class. At the celebration, Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, praised the Class of 2021 for rising to the challenges of the pandemic: “Your senior year has been challenging, but you have adapted, prioritized learning, and found ways to collaborate, create, and celebrate together. Our community is stronger because of your Tartan spirit, and on behalf of the entire CMU-Q community, I want to thank you ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Team Wins Qatar Stock Exchange Competition

Business administration students take top spot for second consecutive year May 02, 2021:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, took the top spot at the second Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) Financial Education Competition. Eight universities took part, with CMU-Q edging out teams from Qatar University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University. The first QSE Financial Education Competition took place in 2019, with a CMU-Q team also taking first place. The competition kicked off before the pandemic, in early 2020. Teams were given the task to value Aamal Holdings, a diversified business with holdings in four different sectors.  Business administration students Haidar Al-Haidar, Abraham Farooqui, Joud Ghalayini, Faiha Sahirah and Mariam Syed delved into the ......read more

ACS Doha Students Explore Their Comic Book Creativity for World Book Day'

Doha, Qatar – 23 April, 2021:  To mark and celebrate World Book Day, ACS International School Doha has announced a Comic Book Challenge for its 3rd 4th and 5th Grade students – with prizes awarded through a collaboration with ALIF Stores, home to Qatar’s largest range of books, electronics and stationery. Using the Book Creator app on their school iPads, the 8-11 year-old students have been invited to create and submit an adventure story set in Qatar – illustrated in comic-book style and including at least three well-known Qatari landmarks or locations. An expert judging panel will select a winner in each year-group, who will be able to choose their prizes from ALIF’s wide range of products. Working together, ALIF Stores and ACS Doha hope to inspire young people – helping them become ......read more

ACS Doha Students Explore Their Comic Book Creativity for World Book Day

Doha, Qatar – 23 April, 2021:  To mark and celebrate World Book Day, ACS International School Doha has announced a Comic Book Challenge for its 3rd 4th and 5th Grade students – with prizes awarded through a collaboration with ALIF Stores, home to Qatar’s largest range of books, electronics and stationery. Using the Book Creator app on their school iPads, the 8-11 year-old students have been invited to create and submit an adventure story set in Qatar – illustrated in comic-book style and including at least three well-known Qatari landmarks or locations. An expert judging panel will select a winner in each year-group, who will be able to choose their prizes from ALIF’s wide range of products. Working together, ALIF Stores and ACS Doha hope to inspire young people – helping them become ......read more

CMU-Q Class of 2021: Largest Percentage of Qataris in More than a Decade

April 22, 2021:  On May 6, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) will celebrate the 95 graduates in the Class of 2021, nearly half of whom are Qatari nationals. This is the largest proportion of Qatari graduates since 2009. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. Graduates in the Class of 2021 include a total of 23 nationalities, and nearly all speak multiple languages.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, notes that the class diversity contributes to a stimulating, supportive learning environment: “I was appointed dean of CMU-Q as these students began their university education. I have seen them come together as learners, celebrate and share their cultures, and grow as global citizens. They are an extraordinary group of young men and women.” While at CMU-Q, more than a third of the class has ......read more

Carnegie Mellon holds Online Welcome for Class of 2025

Admitted first-year class represents 90 schools from 43 countries Qatar - April 17, 2021:   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed the Class of 2025 with Marhaba Tartans, a day of online sessions to introduce new students to the university. The students in the admitted class come from 90 high schools in 43 countries. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the new students: “I want to commend each and every member of the Class of 2025. This was our most competitive year for applications in CMU-Q history. Each of you has worked hard, shown us that you are curious, driven and creative, and earned a spot in this new class. Congratulations!” Applications to CMU-Q rose by 30% in 2021. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offers four undergraduate programs in ......read more

ACS Doha Students Inspired by Leading Innovators

• “If there is one thing that education teaches us, it is that there is always something new to learn in light of the constant change we experience.” Brianna Gray, ACS International Schools. • “For me, innovation meant to bring a lifestyle that didn’t exist in Qatar.” Ghanim Al Sulaiti, Qatar-based entrepreneur and sustainability advocate. • “…we must be true to what we’re passionate about because that’s what inspires us the most to drive change.” Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Singapore-based transformation specialist.     Doha, Qatar – April 11, 2021:  Leading innovators from the worlds of sustainability, healthcare and education have been inspiring the next generation of leaders at an ACS Doha virtual round table – the fourth ......read more

Education Above All Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship programme, partners with Bard College at Al-Quds Bard College in Palestine to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth

Doha, 22 March 2021 – With the support of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Education Above All Foundation (EAA), through the Qatar Scholarship Programme, has entered into a new cooperation agreement with Bard College to develop a joint scholarship programme at Al-Quds Bard College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB) in Abu Dis, Palestine. This programme awards scholarships to disadvantaged youth and in-service teachers. Launching in spring 2021, the new programme will grant 339 scholarships over the next eight years. The programme will unlock access to a rigorous liberal arts education, as well as student support services and civic engagement opportunities for marginalised Palestinian youth and in-service teachers. The programme will also enable students to participate in a variety of events such as conferences and workshops, ......read more

Dean's List for Fall 2020 Semester Includes 175 Students from all Academic Programs

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2021: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 175 students for academic excellence in the fall semester. The CMU-Q Dean's List is released after each semester to formally acknowledge exceptional academic achievement. The university held a socially-distanced ceremony for the students, which was also live-streamed so parents and family members could watch. The Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester included 32 first-year students, 47 sophomore students, 36 junior students, and 60 senior students. Students from each of CMU-Q's programs were honored. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, addressed the honorees saying, “I congratulate this distinguished group of students for their outstanding academic performance, especially during such a ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Graduates Recognized for Excellence in Education

Amir of Qatar awards six CMU-Q alums Education Excellence Day awards     United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    Six graduates from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, were awarded the Education Excellence Day Award 2021 by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, in a ceremony on March 1. They are among only 19 university-level students nationwide who received this year’s award. All six award recipients are members of the CMU-Q Class of 2020. Haya Rashid Al-Kaabi was named a platinum medal winner, and Sara Khalid M.M. AlDarwish, Albandari Mohamed A.A. Al-Mana, Taimaa Ahmed Al-Mohanadi, Maha Omar M. I. Al-Tamimi and Fatima Adel Mustafawi were named gold medal winners.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, praised the ......read more

Education Above All Foundation's Internet Free Education Resource Bank wins mEducation Alliance Award

The open source learning materials project was selected out of 200+ nominations as part of a global award ceremony Doha - 24 February 2021:  The Internet Free Education Resource Bank (IFERB), developed by Education Above All Foundation (EAA)’s Innovation Development Department (ID), has been awarded the first Award in the Crisis and Conflict Category by the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance. Honoured for its contributions to broadening education access through alternative solutions, EAA was selected out of a pool of over 200 nominations on the occasion of the mEducation Alliance 10th Anniversary Event and 1st Annual Award Show. The event aimed to recognise organisations and individuals working with marginalised and difficult to reach communities across the world. Designed as an early emergency response to ......read more

ACS Doha Partners With Local and International Organisations to Run Annual Sustainability Week

Doha, Qatar – February 06, 2020 – In line with its mission to empower the youth towards building a sustainable future, ACS International School Doha hosted its annual Sustainability Week from January 24th to January 29th, 2021. Under the theme of ‘Conscious Consumption’, the school engaged students across all levels through initiatives and workshops held in collaboration with Ryan’s Well Foundation and Qatar Cool  The theme, Conscious Consumption, is globally recognised and refers to an increased awareness of how consumption impacts society at large with the intent to preserve the environment. Students learned the value of only buying what a person needs, avoiding food waste, choosing quality over quantity, and considering second-hand or upcycled products to reduce waste and more. Students ......read more

ACS Doha Partners with Local and International Organizations to Run Annual Sustainability Week

Doha, Qatar – February 03, 2020 – In line with its mission to empower the youth towards building a sustainable future, ACS International School Doha hosted its annual Sustainability Week from January 24th to January 29th, 2021. Under the theme of ‘Conscious Consumption’, the school engaged students across all levels through initiatives and workshops held in collaboration with Ryan’s Well Foundation and Qatar Cool  The theme, Conscious Consumption, is globally recognised and refers to an increased awareness of how consumption impacts society at large with the intent to preserve the environment. Students learned the value of only buying what a person needs, avoiding food waste, choosing quality over quantity, and considering second-hand or upcycled products to reduce waste and more. Students also ......read more

Carnegie Mellon hosts first International Collegiate Programming Contest in Qatar

Two CMU-Q student teams will move on to African-Arab regional round Qatar -  February 01, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, hosted the first International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Qatar. Ten teams of university students in Qatar participated in the online event, including students from College of the North Atlantic in Qatar, Qatar University, and CMU-Q. ICPC is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. National ICPC competitions are held around the globe, with the winners advancing to regional competitions, and ultimately the ICPC World Finals.  Khaled Harras, area head for the Computer Science Program and a teaching professor of computer science at CMU-Q, noted: “Competitions like these simulate a ......read more

CMU-Q Student's Art brings Hope, Inspiration to People of Doha

Qatar -  January 27, 2021:   Alanoud Al-Ghamdi has transformed a passion for calligraphy into public art pieces that express messages of hope and inspiration. A student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a QF partner university, Al-Ghamdi was selected in November 2020 to participate in JEDARIART, Qatar Museum’s initiative to infuse Doha with murals and meaningful street art. For JEDARIART, Al-Ghamdi used kufic script, a geometric style used for Quran translation and architectural design, to create a striking mural at Qatar National Library’s metro station in Education City.  “I chose the prayer, ‘and say, My Lord, increase me in knowledge,’ because Education City is a place where people from all over the world gather to seek knowledge,” she ......read more

ALIF Unveils the Biggest Bookstore in Qatar*

Doha – Qatar, January 26, 2020:  ALIF has officially opened its doors to the public as the biggest bookstore in the country. The bookstore houses a one-of-its-kind showroom offering customers a large collection of books, a wide range of international lifestyle products, and a selection of technology and entertainment goods.   Spanning an impressive 4,000 square metres, ALIF’s showroom is located in the heart of Doha’s city centre near the Qatar Sports Club, bringing the convenience of a one-stop-shop into the lives of customers to serve all their individual and business needs, especially to the neighbouring commercial district of West Bay.   With a vision to inspire the community and fuelled by a mission to facilitate greater exchange of knowledge, ALIF exclusive brands offer customers a ......read more

CMU-Q Welcomes First Students of Class of 2025

31 students from 12 nations admitted to CMU-Q under Early Decision   January 24, 2021:   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed the first students of the Class of 2025 at a small, socially-distanced gathering at the CMU-Q campus. The 31 students were admitted through CMU-Q’s Early Decision application. The regular application deadline is February 1, 2021. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that last year’s Early Decision celebration was one of the last in-person events before the pandemic: “Students, you have spent your final year of high school studying in very unusual circumstances. I hope that soon, we can all turn the page on the pandemic and your university years will be full of friends, in-person classes, study groups and community ......read more

ALIF Unveils the Biggest Bookstore in Qatar

Doha – Qatar, January 23, 2020:   ALIF has officially opened its doors to the public as the biggest bookstore in the country. The bookstore houses a one-of-its-kind showroom offering customers a large collection of books, a wide range of international lifestyle products, and a selection of technology and entertainment goods.   Spanning an impressive 4,000 square metres, ALIF’s showroom is located in the heart of Doha’s city centre near the Qatar Sports Club, bringing the convenience of a one-stop-shop into the lives of customers to serve all their individual and business needs, especially to the neighbouring commercial district of West Bay.   With a vision to inspire the community and fuelled by a mission to facilitate greater exchange of knowledge, ALIF exclusive brands offer ......read more

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First lecture offers professionals tangible ways to improve online and hybrid teams United Arab Emirates -  December 20, 2020:    Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university,  launched Community Partner Lectures, a virtual series featuring CMU-Q’s faculty experts in the areas of business, science and technology.   Michael ......read more

UCL Qatar Celebrates Its Last Cohort of Graduates and Looks Back at the Last 10 Years…

14 December 2020:  UCL Qatar, a Partner University of Qatar Foundation, hosted its final graduation ceremony on 13 December 2020, graduating 108 students in doctoral programmes and master degrees in Library and Information Studies and Museum and Gallery Practice. The virtual ceremony was held alongside the university’s closing event. This event celebrated UCL Qatar’s ......read more

CMU-Q Students Take Two Top Spots at Al Fikra 2020…

United Arab Emirates -  December 08, 2020:    Students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, secured first place in two of the three categories at this year’s Al Fikra competition. The winners for the national business competition, which is hosted by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), were recognized during the virtual Qatar ......read more

Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Palestine's Ministry of Education ...…

Doha, 8 December 2020 – Today, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Palestine’s Ministry of Education to contribute to Education Above All (EAA) Foundation efforts, aimed at supporting Palestinian refugee students who are enrolled at UNRWA schools in Gaza, the West Bank and Syria. The beneficiary students face crises and poverty, ......read more

Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Somalia's Ministry of Education…

Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Somalia’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in support of Education Above All project to provide primary education to 57,000 out-of-school children   Doha, 30 November 2020 – Today, Qatar Fund For Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, ......read more

Northview International School Due to open in September 2021…

Celebrating a new partnership between Al Alfia for Education and Qatar’s most prominent expatriate family in international education, Northview International School will open for expressions of interest in early 2021 and its doors for pupils in September 2021. Northview International School will provide a high-quality American education at a mid-fee, with a mission to empower ......read more

Virtual Experience CMU-Q Welcomes Record Number of Students…

Doha, Qatar – October 18, 2020:  Nearly 200 high school students from 25 countries tuned in to Experience CMU-Q, a Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar workshop for exploring study and career options in science, technology and business. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. This is the first time that CMU-Q has offered Experience CMU-Q virtually, which allowed students ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Starts Semester with the Highest Student Enrollment in Campus ...…

Doha, Qatar – September 23, 2020:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, started the fall 2020 semester with its highest enrollment numbers since opening its doors in 2004. There are 124 first-year students enrolled at CMU-Q representing 34 nationalities.  The CMU-Q student body is composed of 442 students representing 52 ......read more

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