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WCM-Q Researchers and Students Publish Study on 3D Tissue-Engineered Drug Screening Platforms

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

Carnegie Mellon Team Creates Three-Year Computer Science Curriculum

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

Match Day Joy for WCM-Q's New Doctors

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

WCM-Q Students Boost Key Physicianship Skills with Cornell Stars Program

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

Carnegie Mellon Students Win National Arabic Debate Championship

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

WCM-Q Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program provides Pathway to Careers in Medicine for High School Students

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

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Marhaba Tartans for Newly Admitted Students

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

Auburn University Students Visit the Air Cargo Facility at Atlanta Airport

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, CRA Workshops provide Essential training for IPv6 Security

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

High School Students Explore Life as a Medical Student on WCM-Q Online Program

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

WCM-Q Training Event Boosts Medication Safety for Patients

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

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Celebrates Dean's List, Fall 2021

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

CMU-Q Startup Receives Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

WCM-Q Researchers Identify Protein markers for COVID-19 Disease

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

The Business Year to host Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, Commemorating International Women's Day in Qatar

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

CMU-Q Explores Qatari Dialects, Draws Interactive Map to Preserve Heritage

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

WCM-Q Students Shadow Physicians to gain Clinical Experience

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

Carnegie Mellon Panel will Celebrate Female Scientists as Agents of Change

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

Carnegie Mellon Grads Launch Qatar Gardening App

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

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Student Wins MENA Portfolio Management Competition

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

WCM-Q Neuromusicology Research Reveals Secrets of Human Creativity

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

WCM-Q Convenes Experts to Discuss Assessment in Competency-Based Medical Education

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

Education Above All Demonstrates that Quality Education is the Key to Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals at this year's WISE Summit

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

Carnegie Mellon Student Places Top 5 at Challenge and Innovation Forum

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

QF Student Stands Up to Bullying

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

WCM-Q Student Researchers Highlight the Effects of Flavonoids on COVID-19

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

CMU-Q's Dudley Reynolds on Language Learning, Preserving Identity

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

Thales and Qatar University Collaborate to Boost Cybersecurity knowledge in Qatar

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

The Hamilton International School Announces Scholarship Winners

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

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Welcomes New Faculty

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

Carnegie Mellon panel: AI should Augment Human Intelligence, not Replace it

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

Most Diverse Student Population in Carnegie Mellon Qatar Campus History

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

Carnegie Mellon Programs Top the U.S. Undergraduate Rankings

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

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

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Partners attended UN High Level Political Forum to issue joint statement to call for renewed commitment towards universal education  Doha, Qatar  -  July 14, 2019:  Education Above All foundation (EAA), Mission of Qatar, Permanent Missions of Argentina, State of Qatar, Singapore and Uruguay, UNESCO and Qatar Fund for Development attended the annual High-Level Political ......read more

Under the patronage of H.E., the Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, Dr Mohammed ...…

Doha, Qatar, July 3 2019:   In a ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed al-Hammadi, at Salwa Ballroom in Sheraton Hotel, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Northumbria University (NU), one of the United Kingdom’s leading educational establishments, crowned a year of their ......read more

The Hamilton International School Officially Completes Construction on Their State-of-the-art ...…

The Hamilton International School welcomes parents and guardians for tours of our magnificent new campus in Mesaimeer  27 June 2019, Doha, Qatar:   The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), announced yesterday that construction of the exciting school premises in Mesaimeer is complete.  The ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy and Stenden University of Applied sciences, Qatar, sign MoU for ...…

Doha, Qatar, June 22 2019:   In a joint partnership under Qatar’s nationwide educational push toward cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Qatar (SUAS-Q), a branch of the Netherlands-based prestigious educational institution, have recently signed a MoU (Memorandum of ......read more

QFBA Northumbria University extends nationwide ambitions to Qatar's National Service Academy…

Doha, Qatar, June  11 2019:  Under a strategic partnership between two of Qatar’s and the United Kingdom’s leading educational institutions, the Qatar Finance Business Academy (QFBA) and Northumbria University, aimed at upskilling and expanding the financial and finance-related academic acumen of high school students and in-market professionals in Qatar, the QFBA ......read more

Terry Senior Appointed as Head of The Hamilton International School…

With 28 years of experience, Terry is set to raise the bar for International Education in Qatar 26 May 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), an exciting new school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Senior as the new Principal, set to open its doors in August ......read more

UN Secretary-General re-appoints HH Sheikha Moza, EAA's Founder and Chairperson, as part of the ...…

Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has re-appointed Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, EAA’s Founder and Chairperson, along with 16 influential public figures, as part of the 2019-2020 class of Sustainable Development Goals’ Advocates. This new class of ......read more

One of NU-Q's first graduates speaks at this year's graduation…

Doha, Qatar – May 9, 2019: A graduate from NU-Q’s inaugural class, Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi, spoke to the school’s latest – and largest – graduates at a ceremony on Northwestern’s campus in Doha. In her remarks to the 68 graduating seniors, Al-Saadi told them that NU-Q had “an incredible impact on the person I am today; this school has given me a ......read more

VCUarts Qatar's Graduates Step Into the Future at 2019 Commencement…

VCUarts Qatar held its 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 6 at the HBKU Student Center, and it was by all accounts a resounding success.  May 07, 2019 - Qatar Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) recently held it’s 18th annual Commencement ceremony at HBKU Student Center in Education City to great acclaim.  It was made memorable by ......read more

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Officially Dedicates Region's First Museum on Media…

Doha, Qatar – May 6, 2019:  Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), today officially dedicated The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar, a unique and interactive museum nestled in the heart of one of the largest and most advanced media schools in the world. The colorful ceremony at the ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar celebrates 78 new graduates…

Twelfth graduating class represents 16 countries DOHA, QATAR - May 07, 2019:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019, with 78 students receiving their degrees in front of a proud audience of family, friends, faculty members and alumni. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that the campus is celebrating 15 years in Qatar: “We ......read more

UCL Qatar celebrates new class of graduates…

Qatar, April 30, 2019:  UCL Qatar hosted its fifth graduation ceremony on the 28th of April to honour thirty students who are now ready to step into the professional world. The university awarded an MA to thirteen students in Library and Information Studies and fourteen in Museum and Gallery Practice. In addition, one student attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information ......read more

VCUarts Qatar, Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar Present “EDGE” Fashion Show to Great Acclaim…

20th Edition of the fashion show was held at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar in front of 200 specially invited guests and many onlookers Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  Designs by fashion design students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) and students from the University’s Richmond campus were warmly received at the “EDGE” ......read more

Student Projects Take Viewers to Stories with VR…

Doha, Qatar – April 27, 2019:  Projects from students in Education City are using virtual reality and 360-degree video to transport viewers to the heart of one of the oldest cities in the world, a court hearing on blasphemy in Pakistan, the middle of Qatar’s desert, and the center of Qatar’s Philharmonic Orchestra.  The four projects were created with grants ......read more

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

Through the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs The first edition witnessed offering 32 scholarships Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora, hosted yesterday a special ceremony at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) auditorium at Education City, to award and announce the students who have been ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy Awards First Powerful Leader Certificate…

DOHA, Qatar – 21 April 2019 –   With a view to empowering human capital, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to award its first powerful leader certificate to Khalid Jassim Al Jassim, Security, Fire & Safety Manager at Al-Meera Consumer Goods Company, for taking up its highly acclaimed program, ‘The Powerful Leader’. Enrolling for this ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar welcomes Class of 2023…

DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2023 and ......read more

New books from NU-Q faculty…

Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty.  “These books document a transformative and dynamic ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:  Arab Engineering Bureau presented the awards for Creative Achievement and Potential and Design Excellence to junior and graduating senior students from VCUarts Qatar’s Graphic and Interior design departments during a ceremony held in honor of the students Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) presented the 2019 awards for Design Excellence, and Creative ......read more

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

      Dennis led NU-Q through period of tremendous growth and change     He strengthened the faculty, expanded the curriculum and built a research program  President: ‘He helped NU-Q foster research in Arab media with far-reaching effects’  Office of the Provost to appoint a search committee soon to find a successor  Dennis ......read more

VCUarts Qatar Welcomes New Students at “Hayakom” Introductory Session…

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar hosted a special event dedicated to new students and their families to familiarize them with life at VCUarts Qatar Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University of the school of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City welcomed more than 90 new students at an exciting orientation program entitled ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – April 10, 2019 –   Taking a NU-Q audience on a journey through Hollywood history with examples from their own work, acclaimed cinematographer and director John Bailey and his wife, the award-winning film editor, Carol Littleton, focused much of a joint presentation on present and future filmmaking.  Speaking to faculty, staff, and students at NU-Q, ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2019 –   At an annual ceremony to recognize the academic work of NU-Q students, documentaries about the worth of the Lebanese Lira, fiction films on the internal struggles of women with Afro hair, investigative articles on the segregation of migrant workers, and an interview with Northwestern alumnus and producer of the Hollywood musical La La Land ......read more

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

DOHA, Qatar – 31 March 2019-   Sustained by its path breaking success year on year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), is pleased to announce the roll out of 7th cohort for its Kawader program, for which the Academy has started accepting applications from Qatari prospects. Scheduled to start from September 2019, QFBA ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – March 31, 2019 –   Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi will return to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to deliver this year’s commencement speech. Al-Saadi, a graduate of NU-Q’s inaugural class in 2012, is the director of public diplomacy at the Qatari embassy in Washington D.C. and a student at Columbia University’s law school in New ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – March 25, 2019 –   Novelist Hala Alyan discussed how her experiences and the experiences of her family inspired her to write about the struggles of identity in exile during a lecture at Northwestern University in Qatar. A Palestinian-American author, poet, and clinical psychologist, Alyan, was invited to NU-Q to discuss her award-winning novel “Salt ......read more

NU-Q students at top global media organizations…

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 –   More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha. As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered ......read more

Preparations for 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ...…

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April ......read more

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

With a view to offer students global financial paradigms Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019:   The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – March 11, 2019 –   Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) museum – the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – will host its first program in collaboration with UCL Qatar.    “New Media + New Museum: Communication and Storytelling” will be a panel discussion on the evolving uses of new media in ......read more

UCL Qatar Library and Information Studies students go to India to get insights on Libraries and ...…

4th March 2019 - Qatar UCL Qatar students have participated in the Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in India on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, as part of the latest international study trip organised by the university.  The conference, which took place at Ambedkar University Delhi, exposed students on UCL Qatar’s Library and Information ......read more

NU-Q offers executive program on sport communication…

Doha, Qatar – March 3, 2019 – Communication professionals interested in learning more about how to use their marketing skills to take full advantage of media mega-events like the World Cup have the opportunity to do so through an executive education masterclass being offered at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) in March.   Students who enroll in the Sport ......read more

Middle East scholar warns against generalizing about the Arab Spring…

Doha, Qatar – February 26, 2019 – Marc Lynch, one of the most widely quoted experts on Middle East politics and media, spoke at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and questioned the way many people generalize about the Arab Spring. To the audience of students, faculty, and staff, Lynch explained that this conventional way of thinking results in categorizing the countries in the ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) inspirational youth delegates gather for the 23rd Session of The Youth ...…

With a view to offer global exposure to EAA youths and drive change   Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2019: As part of its commitment to provide global engagement to new generation and to be the change agents, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation delegation comprised of 12 students took part in the 23rd Session of the Youth Assembly, which was held from February 15-17, 2019 in New York ......read more

Qatar Finance & Business Academy announces the launch of a new Program for digital marketing ...…

DOHA, Qatar – 24 February 2019- Taking its league of leading financing and business courses forward, Qatar Finance & Business Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its latest certification program, “Certified Digital Marketing Professional”. This is the first of its kind course being launched in Qatar to ace the digital marketing skills. “Certified Digital ......read more

CMU-Q, Barzan Holdings sign MoU to promote scientific research…

Agreement will facilitate knowledge transfer and scientific research DOHA, QATAR - February 20, 2019 – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Barzan Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the field of scientific research and strategic studies. Nasser Al Naimi, managing director of Barzan Holdings, and Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy honors 25 KAWADER graduates in the program's sixth Cohort…

DOHA, Qatar –18 February 2019 – Marking the completion of yet another successful term of its renowned national development program, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently held the graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the ‘Kawader’ program under the patronage of the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi. The event was attended by ......read more

History of Qatari homes brought to life in new UCL Qatar project…

16 January 2019 - Qatar   As part of the UCL Qatar and Qatar Museums Origins of Doha and Qatar project, UCL Qatar has developed an innovative presentation to support schoolteachers in teaching the history of Qatari homes.    Throughout the 2018/19 school year, UCL Qatar aims to reach thousands of students between the ages of 6 and 11, developing their knowledge of the ......read more

Middle Eastern scholar and author Marc Lynch to speak at NU-Q…

Doha, Qatar – February 16, 2019 – Marc Lynch, professor of political science and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as the author of several books on the Middle East, will speak at NU-Q on “Displacement and Wars in the Middle East.”  The event will be moderated by Everette E. Dennis, ......read more

NU-Q hosts annual 48-hour Creative Media Festival…

Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2019 – Working with the theme “Legacy and Promise,” students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spent 48-hours producing multimedia projects with film and photography as well as creative writing and live performance at the University’s annual Creative Media Festival.  The theme inspired students to explore how legacies are ......read more

“Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy partner ...…

Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s global programme, Educate A Child (EAC), in partnership with the British Council, is pleased to announce the ‘Ilm-Possible: Take a Child to School (TACS) Phase II’ project in Pakistan, aiming to enrol 200,000 out of school children (OOSC) into quality primary education throughout the country.  Building ......read more

Northumbria University in Qatar starts accepting admission applications for new session…

Doha, Qatar, 09 February, 2019: Northumbria University, UK, in Qatar is pleased to announce that it has started accepting admission applications for bachelor degrees major in Accounting, Finance & Investments and International Banking & Finance that have been licensed by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Located at QFBA, in West Bay, Northumbria University is ......read more

Qatar Academy wins 15th edition of Botball at CMU-Q…

More than 200 students compete in Carnegie Mellon’s high school robotics tournament  February 09, 2019 - DOHA, QATAR: A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, brought together 15 teams to program a robot through a ......read more

Education Above All and the United Nations Development Programme students in Gaza host the first of ...…

Doha, Qatar, February 06, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora in Gaza, successfully hosted “INSPIRE 2019,” inspire hearts, minds, action!  This conference, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and Qatar Fund For Development and in partnership with Al ......read more

NU-Q announces new director of production and digital media…

Doha, Qatar – February 6, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has appointed Rami Al-Badry as director of production and digital media services. Al-Badry left CNN in Washington DC to join NU-Q. He brings 15 years of experience as a production and operations manager in leading media organizations in the U.S., U.K., and Middle East. As director, he will oversee the ......read more

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to run the pilot program for the first batch of ...…

DOHA, Qatar, 04 February 2019:   Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals ......read more

NU-Q's Middle East Media Use Survey Reveals Changing Attitudes, Media Usage Patterns…

Doha, Qatar – February 4, 2019 –Northwestern University in Qatar has released the results of its sixth annual Middle East Media Use survey on its interactive website, mideastmedia.org. The full report, in English and Arabic, will be released in March.   The comprehensive 2018 survey, which can be explored in detail via searchable charts, videos, and essays, looks at changes ......read more

NU-Q's offers executive strategic communication course on resiliency and reputation…

Doha, Qatar – January 26, 2018:   Resilience is one of the key issues in strategic and crisis communication, and professional communicators will have the opportunity to learn strategies to address this issue at an executive education program being offered by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).    NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis pointed to the ......read more

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