Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases.
The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.
The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’
The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more
New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program.
The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total.
Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more
Doha – May 17, 2022: Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.
The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.
The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more
Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.
Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.
Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more
April 28, 2022: A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won the QatarDebate Arabic National Universities Debating Championship in Arabic, with all three debaters placing in the top ten speakers of both the tournament and championship.
Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour and Abdullah Shaar had a perfect record in league competitions this academic year, placing first in the Arabic National Universities League. In the championship final, they faced off against a team from Qatar University, and were ultimately victorious. This is the second consecutive year the team has won the Qatar national championship, and the second consecutive year that Shaar won best speaker.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on their win. “A Carnegie Mellon ......read more
Doha – April 27, 2022: Forty-eight talented high school students with ambitions to become physicians have completed the challenging Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP), run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
The program runs from September to March and offers advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills and English for academic purposes to help students who wish to study medicine at WCM-Q hit the ground running.
Given the challenging nature of much of the material, there was a celebratory atmosphere when the successful students gathered at WCM-Q for a completion ceremony to mark their achievements. The students, who are in grades 10, 11 and 12, were drawn from 19 high schools in both the government and public sectors. Each ......read more
DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed newly admitted students at the Marhaba Tartans event.
Each year, CMU-Q hosts the admitted students to learn more about the university, including academic programs and student experience. This is the first time Marhaba Tartans has been in-person since 2019, and the sessions were also live-streamed for those who could not attend.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that admission to the CMU-Q Class of 2026 was exceptionally competitive. “Students, you are among a very select group, and I want to congratulate each and every one of you. You have worked hard in high school, you have shown us that you are curious, driven and creative. You have earned your place in the Class of 2026.”
In 2022, application numbers ......read more
Qatar Airways Cargo, Swissport, and JAS Worldwide open their doors to the next generation in aviation and air cargo management, inviting Auburn University students to Atlanta Airport.
DOHA, Qatar – A group of students currently studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Auburn University, were given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes air cargo familiarisation tour at Atlanta Airport on 25 March 2022. It was a joint initiative planned by Auburn University, JAS Worldwide, Swissport, and Qatar Airways Cargo. The 7.5-hour event kicked off in the afternoon, first with lunch at the JAS WW Campus Sandy Springs, a meet and greet session with JAS and Qatar Airways Cargo management, and company presentations, before transferring to Atlanta Airport. Following the airport’s introductory presentation, the students were given ......read more
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), in collaboration with the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), held workshops to train information technology professionals in Qatar on securing their Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks. The workshops were held at CMU-Q on March 29 and 30. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.
CRA and CMU-Q published the IPv6 Security Guidelines in December 2021 to provide step by step guidance to organizations who are securing their IPv6 networks. IPv6 is the next generation of the networking technology that will serve as the backbone of the internet for the next several decades. The workshops provide networking and security professionals hands-on training for the mitigations identified in the guidelines.
Khalid Warraich, Chief Information Officer at CMU-Q, noted that the ......read more
Doha – April 5, 2022: High school students with an aptitude for the sciences spent a week experiencing life as a medical student on Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Online Program.
Thirty-seven students from 14 high schools joined the Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) session, spending a week taking part in online sessions led by WCM-Q’s expert faculty on a wide range of subjects, including biology, chemistry, pharmacology, emergency medicine and anatomy.
The experience also included coaching to help students prepare their college applications, with sessions on writing personal statements, communication skills, interview techniques, and information about the various career paths open to students who pursue a medical degree. The high school students also had the opportunity to meet with ......read more
Doha – March 24, 2022: Healthcare experts from across Qatar convened for a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) interprofessional training event that discussed strategies to optimize the safety of medication for patients in the primary care and outpatient settings in Qatar.
The Optimization of Medication Safety in the Primary Care & Outpatient Settings event was coordinated by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and featured expert speakers from academia, the public health sector, and the private sector.
During the event, which was held on WCM-Q’s virtual platform, the speakers outlined the risk factors for adverse drug events and medication errors, discussed why and how medication safety incidences occur in the prescribing, dispensing and administration processes in primary ......read more
168 students recognized for academic excellence
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 168 students for academic excellence with the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List ceremony. Students are included on the Dean’s List based on grades from the previous semester.
The Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester included 28 first-year students, 47 sophomore students, 49 junior students and 44 senior students.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, opened the ceremony with words of encouragement.
“If you are here today as one of our Dean’s List honorees, you did a lot of things right last semester. Acknowledge your accomplishment and take a moment to feel proud. If there are areas you feel you can improve, also acknowledge them. Understanding ......read more
Alumni-led company, Stellic, will investigate challenges for students from traditionally under-represented student populations
March12, 2022: A business that started as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has been awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to identify technology challenges in the areas of student advising, degree progress and tracking.
Sabih Bin Wasi is a co-founder of the technology firm, Stellic: “With this grant, we are hoping to learn the impact that current university data systems and infrastructure are having on students. We believe technology has a bigger role to play, like providing better information to advisers and people who support students. That’s what we hope to learn through this ......read more
Doha – March 7th, 2022: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have together with colleagues from the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York (WCM-NY) identified proteins that circulate at higher levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients than in healthy controls.
The Doha-based researcher team, led by Dr. Frank Schmidt and Dr. Karsten Suhre, used WCM-Q's advanced biomedical research facilities to identify protein markers in blood samples that were collected during the first COVID-19 wave by Dr. Augustin Choi’s team at WCM-NY. These marker proteins are helping researchers to better understand the molecular processes that are involved in the progression of COVID-19, and in particular the body’s inflammatory response that sometimes triggers severe outcomes.
Their study confirmed the findings of ......read more
STANDFIRST: This March 7, The Business Year will host a panel discussion, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, commemorating International Women’s Day
Doha, March 7, 2021—The Business Year, in partnership with The Qatari Businesswomen Association, is hosting a special event, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, this Monday, March 7, in the Sidra Ballroom at JW Marriot Marquis.
The event will be attended by an audience of top-level individuals from the public and private sectors, who will gather to discuss the diversification of the nation’s economy through the voices of female leaders, as well as the added value they are bringing in sectors such as finance, health, education, ICT, and sports. It is sponsored by Masraf al Rayan and Microsoft.
Monday’s program will begin with a welcome ......read more
Research project tracks social and geographical variations, creating digital tool to explore Qatari dialect usage
Languages are a main driver of personal interactions and intercultural communication, embodying heritage and reflecting the development of civilizations and societies. As such, languages are constantly evolving and changing from the interaction of society’s various components.
One of the latest research objectives of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is to explore and analyze dialects in Qatar. “Our main goal is to expand Qatar’s knowledge base when it comes to the Qatari dialect, heritage, culture, and identity,” says Zeinab Ibrahim, teaching professor of Arabic studies and the lead principal investigator on the project to create an ......read more
Doha – February 14, 2022: Pre-medical and foundation students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) gained a glimpse of life as a working doctor when they had the chance to shadow practicing physicians for a week at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Sidra Medicine.
Fifty WCM-Q pre-medical and foundation students took part in the Clinical Observership Experience, spending five days in a variety of clinics at either of the two hospitals to learn about the daily routine of qualified healthcare professionals and explore the different specialties available to those pursuing careers in medicine by studying at WCM-Q.
For many of the participants, the experience reaffirmed their decision to train to become a physician. Student Hessa AlThani said: “The clinical observership reminded me again why I chose to ......read more
Women in STEM panel discussion will include experts from around the world
February 10, 2022: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is hosting a webinar to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The panel will discuss the career journeys of female scientists in Qatar and beyond, as well as the role of female scientists as agents of change.
The panel includes several scientists from across Qatar Foundation: Ghizlane Bendriss, assistant professor of biology, Lifestyle Medicine Professional, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Julie Decock, scientist at the Translational Cancer and Immunity Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Center and joint assistant professor at the HBKU College of Health and Life Sciences, and CMU-Q’s Nesrine Affara, ......read more
Three graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, have joined forces to create an app for gardeners in Qatar.
Qatar - February 01, 2022: Tamim Al-Asfar, Mohamed Hamdi, and Julian Sam created Greenit to make choosing, buying and caring for plants in Qatar more smooth. Hamdi said, “You can buy plants, flowers, pots, everything related to gardening. It’s unique because in Qatar, there's not one place where you can buy what you need, have it delivered, and also learn everything you need to know to care for the plants.”
All three Greenit team members graduated in CMU-Q’s Class of 2019. Tamim and Hamdi have degrees in business administration, while Julian has a degree in computer science.
Julian noted: “Even the engineers we hired were CMU-Q ......read more
January 03, 2022: Daisy Ru, a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has won the Refinitiv Portfolio Management Competition, Middle East and Africa edition. The competition included competitors from 17 universities in seven countries.
The competition challenged students to build a portfolio of S&P 500 companies and manage it over several weeks. The top ten students were selected to present their strategy to a panel of judges. Ru scored at the top of the field, edging out the second-place competitor by only a fraction of a point.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated Ru on her exceptional performance: “The business administration program at Carnegie Mellon focuses on decision-making based in quantitative analysis. Daisy has embraced this approach, and I am ......read more
Doha – December 29, 2021: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have explored the cognitive and neural basis of human creativity by monitoring the brain activity of a musician improvising on the ney, or Arabic flute. The research has been published in Frontiers in Psychology, a leading journal, and is the first scientific study of the neuromusicology of Middle Eastern music.
Led by Dr. Ghizlane Bendriss, PhD of Neuroscience and Assistant Professor of Biology, the team of researchers used a wireless electroencephalographic (EEG) headset to record the brainwaves of a musician as he played a total of 24 improvisations at low, medium and high tempos on the ney. Dr. Bendriss designed this project after a student, Mohamed Yaghmour, demonstrated strong interest in research. Dr. Bendriss gathered a complete team to mentor ......read more
Doha – December 21, 2021: Medical education experts from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VMUC) in the US, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) convened online for a faculty development program on assessment in competency-based medical education.
Led by course directors Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, vice dean for academic and curricular affairs at WCM-Q, and Dr. Eric S. Holmboe, chief, research, milestones development and evaluation officer at the ACGME, the participants in the two-day program discussed the implications of competency-based medical education and discovered how to employ specific tools to effectively assess competence and give useful feedback to those being assessed. The session also explored key strategies for identifying and remediating a ......read more
Over the course of three days, EAA showcased how innovation and cross-sector partnerships help deliver student-centric solutions and place education at the centre of durable development
Doha, 14 December 2021 – During the WISE summit, which took place in Doha from the 7th- 9th December, Education Above All (EAA) demonstrated how working across sectors and in partnership can deliver holistic, quality education to the world’s most marginalised children and drive sustainable change at a global level.
Conducting multiple roundtable and plenary sessions that showcased the Foundation’s overarching commitment to education, key EAA highlights included:
• Pledges by the governments of Rwanda, the Gambia, Djibouti and Zanzibar to join the Foundation’s campaign to achieve Zero out of school ......read more
Mohammed Al-Qassabi invented a detection system for offsides, performance issues and injuries in football matches
December 14, 2021: A student from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, placed in the top five at Challenge and Innovation Forum Qatar 2021. Mohammed Al-Qassabi was recognized for his invention of a detection system for football matches that detects offside plays, as well as performance and injury issues.
The competition also included a hackathon portion, where teams worked together to create a new invention within 48 hours. Al-Qassabi’s team placed second by creating an invention that provides feedback to home fitness enthusiasts. CMU-Q’s Houda Bouamor, assistant teaching professor in information systems, served as a mentor during the hackathon portion ......read more
Akhlaquna Junior Award 2021 winner strives to create movement of change
Kuwait - 25, 2021: Abdullah Al-Mohannadi, a seventh-grade student at Qatar Academy Al Khor, is taking a stand against bullying. The young advocate has created a project that aims to raise awareness of bullying – and the psychological effects on young people – which he hopes to roll out to schools across the country.
Explaining the idea behind the project, Al-Mohannadi says: “I have been thinking about this since I was in the fourth grade, when a new student joined the school and started being bullied by classmates.
“He was polite and had a very high academic performance, but he was shy. The bullies did not leave him alone – they made fun of him all the time, called him names, wouldn’t involve him in ......read more
Doha – November 22, 2021: Student researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) contributed to a study investigating the potential of flavonoids found in plants for fighting viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Under the guidance of WCM-Q mentors, medical students Ridhima Kaul and Pradipta Paul conducted a systematic review of 27 existing research papers to determine the effectiveness of 69 different flavonoids against various SARS-CoV-2 drug targets, including ‘3C-like protease’, an enzyme with a key role in replication of the virus.
The study, which is published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, found that several flavonoids showed promising antiviral properties, including quercetin (found in onions, apples, berries and green tea), ......read more
Senior associate dean for education co-edits book exploring inclusive, multilingual approach to language education
November 18, 2021: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s (CMU-Q) Dudley Reynolds has co-edited a book of insights from around the world on how to approach language education from an inclusive, multilingual perspective. The book is also edited by Kashif Raza of Qatar University and Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology.
“Language is so fundamental to identity,” said Reynolds. “How to approach language education is something almost everyone can relate to.”
Reynolds is the senior associate dean for education at CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university. The book, Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism: Past, Present and the Way ......read more
Doha, Qatar - 25 October, 2021: Qatar University renews its partnership with global technology leader, Thales, to continue with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, upskill local youth and protect the country against emerging cyber threats. Thales ambition is to be the trusted partner of Qatar in cybersecurity delivering customized solutions to ensure Qatar’s sovereignty.
As part of the renewed agreement, Thales will support Qatar University with its annual cybersecurity event, Cyber Week, through reintroducing its advanced training tool, Cyber Range, to assist the university’s students in improving their capabilities to address cyberattacks.
The event, organised by Knowledge, Intelligence, Networked Data and Interdisciplinary (KINDI) Research Center, aims to discuss current challenges and future ......read more
Two students awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic year
Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education launched to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali Alfardan
Doha, Qatar – 18 October 2021: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has announced two scholarship winners for the 2021 -2022 Academic year.
Fahmy in Grade 9 has been recognized with the Hamilton Principal’s Award and receives a 50% scholarship for this academic year. The Hamilton Principal’s Award is a yearly award for current students that exhibit exceptional academic progress and positively contribute to the school community.
Faris in Grade 8 has been awarded the Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education and receives a ......read more
October 16, 2021: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences.
The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management; Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.
CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Faculty members in the arts and sciences teach both ......read more
October 09, 2021: An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester.
“You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’”
People from five continents tuned in to listen to the discussion.
During the webinar, the panel discussed the grand challenges for AI researchers in areas like global ......read more
CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents
September 26, 2021: The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people from across the globe come together with a shared vision of knowledge and understanding.”
There are 439 students enrolled at CMU-Q for the ......read more
September 22, 2021: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”
In the area of undergraduate computer science CMU tied for first place with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of ......read more
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 ......read more
- 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• “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.
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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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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, ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
January 12, 2021: Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively.
Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the ......read more
January 11, 2021: The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues.
Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling ......read more
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
Doha, Qatar – September 21, 2020: ACS International School Doha has launched its new sports mascot as it moved into its landmark new campus this September.
ACS Doha Wolves is the new mascot for the new era, ushering in a new vision for sport at the school.
The Wolves will feature in all the school’s sports activities and will represent the school at events and ......read more
International Day for Protection of Education from Attack
• Organized by Education Above All Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, UNESCO, UNICEF and Qatar Fund for Development
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United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2020: On March 10, 2020, schools and universities across Qatar closed their doors, as part of the measures introduced to halt the spread of Covid-19. The unprecedented closures heralded a period of rapid change for the education sector.
Six months on, we asked faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) how they adapted to ......read more
International Day for Protection of Education from Attack
Doha, Qatar - September 09, 2020: On the first International Day for Protection of Education from Attack, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its global partners are calling for an end to attacks on education and for world leaders to safeguard this fundamental human right. The call comes amid the devastating ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 9 September 2020: ACS International School Doha has opened its doors to its landmark new campus in Al Kheesa.
Situated in an accessible location off the Al Shamal Road, the state-of-the-art campus continues to remain well connected to the existing ACS Doha community, while also serving the expanding Doha areas including Lusail and The ......read more
-The Hamilton International School is ready to welcome students back to school
- The school can accommodate students on campus 5 days a week, but has options for Online and Blended Learning
Doha, Qatar – 2 September 2020: The Hamilton International School, owned and operated by International Schools Partnership (ISP), is ready to welcome students back to school ......read more
NordPass gives advice on keeping children safe online
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: With the back to school season in full swing, the dangers of online hacks, scams, and cyberbullying increase.
Today, children spend more time online than ever before. Most schools now require children to have their own laptops or tablets, especially during the Covid-19 ......read more
18 August 2020: UCL Qatar students and alumni joined hands to publish a book titled “Studying museums in Qatar and beyond”. The book is a collection of research papers written by students that explore pressing topics in the field of museum studies. The book, which is accessible on the UCL Discovery webpage, is the latest initiative by UCL Qatar aiming to enrich discourse on the ......read more
August 17, 2020: Today, after careful deliberation, the IB will be making an adjustment to awarded results for the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) May 2020 session, where applicable, using predicted grades and coursework (IA). Given the current unprecedented circumstances, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and ......read more
DOHA, QATAR —July 29, 2020: Student teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, took first and second place in the Qatar Sports Tech (QST) Virtual Hackathon 2020. The event hosted about 70 participants from all over Qatar, including tech professionals, engineers and entrepreneurs.
All of the first and second place team members are Qatari ......read more
Doha, July 16, 2020: Students at ACS International School Doha have secured places at universities across the globe, including Northwestern and VCU Arts in Qatar, Swansea (UK), Nottingham (UK), San Diego, South Florida and California (US), following success in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) results.
The cohort of 21 students studying the DP at ACS ......read more
• The conference aim is to emphasize the importance of partnering and engaging with youth, with international organizations and United Nations bodies in peacebuilding strategies
Doha, (16 July 2020) – Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its Reach Out to Asia programme (ROTA), launches its annual Youth Conference EMPOWER virtually this year under ......read more
Meeting of the Minds research symposium goes virtual, opens up new audiences
DOHA, QATAR—July 6, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a partner university of Qatar Foundation, transformed its annual research symposium, Meeting of the Minds, into a digital showcase of student work.
Meeting of the Minds was started at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus 25 ......read more
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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more