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Education Above All Foundation CEO Fahad Al-Sulaiti highlights education and innovation in developing countries at Carnegie Mellon lecture

Doha, Qatar, 20 May 2024 –Fahad Al-Sulaiti, the chief executive officer of Education Above All (EAA), shared how technology and innovation is shaping the organization's strategic vision. Speaking at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) Dean's Lecture Series, Al-Sulaiti discussed how EAA is finding alternative pathways to improve access to a quality education among the world's most marginalized populations. Al-Sulaiti stressed that EAA is in line with the fourth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to" Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". "EAA is committed to ensuring no child or youth is left out of the education system, and we focus on the most vulnerable—particularly children, women, ......read more

WCM-Q Student Research Forum showcases ingenuity of trainee doctors

Doha – May 20, 2024: The appetite for innovation and scientific discovery of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) students was demonstrated as the elite medical college held its annual Student Research Forum. Students, faculty, staff and visitors thronged the halls of WCM-Q, viewing an impressive display of 78 scientific posters, discussing the research projects with the authors, watching oral presentations, and finally witnessing the announcement of the winners of the awards competition. The event also featured a presentation by Prof. George P. Chrousos, a highly distinguished pediatrician, endocrinologist, and neurobiologist who is renowned globally for his groundbreaking contributions to medical research. Prof. Chrousos, who holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care and is ranked among the top 250 most cited ......read more

A regional partnership advances Open Science for the Arab world

The Knowledge E Foundation has signed an MoU with the Qatar National Library The two organisations will jointly organise the 3rd Annual Forum for Open Research in MENA in Doha (21st-24th October) This important regional event brings together policymakers, researchers and librarians, in support of the advancement of open science across the Arab world. The Knowledge E Foundation is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting the advancement of accessible education for everyone, everywhere. One of its projects is the Forum for Open Research in MENA (FORM), an independent non-profit initiative supporting the advancement of Open Science policies and practices in research communities and institutions across the Arab region. The Arab states have the resources and capability to play a pivotal role in the global transition ......read more

WCM-Q researchers publish landmark study into proteins

Doha – May 13, 2024: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a study that marks the introduction to Qatar of some of the world's most advanced analytical tools for discovering the links between genetic variations, proteins and a wide range of diseases. Using a new tool to measure proteins, WCM-Q researchers Dr. Karsten Suhre and Dr. Frank Schmidt analyzed the blood samples of more than 320 individuals from a multi-ethnic cohort in Qatar. The tool, called the Proteograph Product Suite, allowed the WCM-Q researchers to quantify more than 18,000 different peptides (molecular structures formed of amino acids) from more than 3,000 proteins. Bringing this new tool, provided by the US-based biotechnology company Seer, to WCM-Q further enhances Qatar's emerging status as a leader in the field of ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar and Iberdrola Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Doha, Qatar, 09 May 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Iberdrola Innovation Middle East have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the areas of education, scientific research, and community development. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. The MoU was signed by Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, and Santiago Bañales Lopez, managing director of Iberdrola Innovation Middle East. Under the MoU, the two parties will cooperate in several areas, including internship and employment opportunities for CMU-Q students, and education and training for Iberdrola’s executive leadership. “We are excited to collaborate with Iberdrola to advance education, research, and community development in Qatar,” said Dean Trick. “This MoU will strengthen our partnership and ......read more

Graduation ceremony honors WCM-Q Class of 2024

Doha – May 8, 2024: Elite medical college Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has graduated 50 new doctors committed to providing world-class patient care and advancing the practice and understanding of medicine through cutting-edge research. The graduation ceremony of the Class of 2024 saw the newly qualified physician-scientists presented with their Cornell MD degrees before an audience of family, friends, WCM-Q faculty, and faculty visiting from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The Class of 2024 is WCM-Q's largest graduating cohort to date. In attendance to witness the special occasion were H.E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library; Dr. Hareb Mohammed Said El Gaberi, Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education Affairs, representing H.E. Buthaina Bint Ali Al ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar celebrates largest graduating class in campus history

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani attends to congratulate new graduates   Doha, Qatar, 06 May 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, celebrated the Class of 2024 at a ceremony in Education City. The class is the largest in campus history, with 120 graduates.   Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation,  attended the ceremony to congratulate the new graduates who hail from 31 countries. The United States Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Timmy Davis, was also in attendance at the ceremony.    Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, addressed the graduates during the ceremony. "Class of 2024, it is an honor and privilege to address you this evening," he said.   "On behalf of ......read more

WCM-Q prepares 39 high school students for medical education

Doha – May 6, 2024: Thirty-nine high school students from 24 schools successfully completed the Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). Organized by the Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development at WCM-Q, the QADP is a yearlong program that prepares high school students for the pre-medical curriculum through advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills, introduction to college writing, and college reading skills. The course instruction follows a hybrid model, with monthly face-to-face sessions and hands-on activities blended with online self-paced modules. To participate in the program, students must be in grades 10, 11, or 12 and interested in pursuing a career in medicine. They must demonstrate excellence in the sciences and mathematics and be ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and UNHCR Partner to Enroll More Out of School, Refugee Children

EAA Foundation and UNHCR have enrolled more than 1.6 million out of school refugee children and youth in 14 countries   Doha, Qatar 29 April 2024 - UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and global development organisation Education Above All (EAA) Foundation have signed a new five-year agreement aimed at addressing the global challenge of out of school children (OOSC), including refugees, internally displaced persons and host community children. The new agreement builds on the success of enrolling more than 1.6 million OOSC in 14 countries globally since 2012.   The strategic partnership agreement signed in Doha by UNHCR High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi and EAA Foundation CEO, Fahad Al Sulaiti will focus on supporting, promoting, and protecting the right to education for children and youth, especially in ......read more

Where biomechanics meets sports medicine: WCM-Q pre-med students explore Aspetar

Doha – April 27, 2024: Over fifty pre-medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) embarked on a fascinating journey into the world of sports medicine during a recent visit to Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital. Their objective was to gain a deeper understanding of how biomechanics is applied in diagnosing and treating athletes. To achieve this, the students embarked on a comprehensive tour of various hospital departments. From the movement and assessment analysis laboratory and hydropathy pools to the altitude dormitory and climate chamber, the podiatry and virtual reality sections, the motion capture lab, and the medical imaging facilities, the students witnessed cutting-edge technology in action. The visit wasn't limited to just observing equipment. The students also had the privilege of ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Kicks Off Annual Youth Conference Under Theme 'The Role of Youth in Times of War and Conflict'

27 April 2024 (Doha, Qatar): The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) program has officially launched its 15th annual EMPOWER Youth Conference. The two days of the conference take place in the Equestrian Club Halls in Al Rayyan. This year's conference theme, "The Role of Youth in Times of War and Conflict," has already sparked a significant dialogue among over 200 participating Qatar-based youth and abroad, and the opening ceremony set a compelling tone for a series of engagements designed to harness the energy and potential of young leaders in addressing global conflicts. The opening ceremony started with a dialogue involving renowned Palestinian journalist Ahmed Hijazi, moderated by Noor Al Thani, EAA Youth Advocate, who facilitated an intimate discussion about the dire situation in Gaza. ......read more

Expanding Education Support in Haiti

A new project approved by the Inter-American Development Bank, Education Above All Foundation and Global Partnership for Education will improve educational attainment. Taking decisive action against educational disparities, the partnership commits to transforming the lives of 150,000 children amidst ongoing crises. Washington, USA, 23 April 2024 - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Global Partnership for Education (GPE) have teamed up to support education in Haiti with a five-year project, by increasing access to quality education for vulnerable children, including those at-risk of dropping out of primary education, out-of-school children and students with disabilities. The $44 million grant for the five-year project will support the Ministry of National Education (MENFP) in ......read more

WCM-Q students publish comprehensive research into microbiome-based diabetes therapies

Doha – April 3, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a series of papers investigating the efficacy of microbiome-modulating therapeutics such as probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics for managing type 2 diabetes. Over a period of two years from 2021 to 2023, medical and pre-medical students at WCM-Q screened more than 10,000 scientific publications to collect, summarize and present results from randomized control trials. The resulting papers were published in world-renowned, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the fields of metabolism, nutrition and pharmacology, and have already amassed a total of 37 citations in a very short space of time. The studies were prompted by research in recent years which has shown that some microbiome-modulating therapies, such as supplements of probiotics ......read more

Carnegie Mellon team is first to represent Qatar at programming world championship

Doha, Qatar, 02 April, 2024 –Three computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have made history by becoming the first team to represent Qatar at the world championship of the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC).  The team won the Qatar national competition in September, beating out more than 200 students for the top spot. They represented Qatar at the Africa-Arab regionals in Egypt, and after a strong showing they advanced to the world championship later this year. The winning team consists of computer science third-year student Andrey Genze, and seniors Ulan Seitkaliyev and Gulnaz Serikbay.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “Computer science education in Qatar has come very far in just a few short years. The first Qatar national ......read more

Biomedical research training opportunities for Qatari nationals and long-term residents: Applications now open

Doha – April 2, 2024: Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college are advised that applications are now open for the next cycle of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2024. The program has been carefully designed to equip college graduates with the key research skills and experiences to allow them to begin building successful careers in biomedical research. The forthcoming cycle of this ten-month training program will run from September 1, 2024 until June 27, 2025. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q's world-leading research scientists in the college's laboratories and will gain practical laboratory skills, research administration skills, and knowledge of how to conduct clinical research projects. There ......read more

DPS Modern Indian School wins Carnegie Mellon Qatar Pi Day competition

340 students from 85 schools in Qatar compete in annual mathematics competition Doha, Qatar, 27 March, 2024 –The team from DPS Modern Indian School in Doha won the top prize for 2024 Pi Day Mathematics Competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). The second place team was from DPS Monarch International School, with Mesaieed International School and Doha British School rounding out the top four. The CMU-Q Pi Day Mathematics Competition is an annual event that challenges the mathematical skills of high school students in Qatar. This year, 340 students from 85 schools in Qatar participated. Prizes were sponsored by Abu Issa Holding, a strategic partner of CMU-Q. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, emphasized the importance of a strong mathematical foundation: “Developing a strong understanding of mathematics ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar graduating seniors join the alumni network

Doha, Qatar, 25 March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) introduced the Class of 2024 to the CMU-Q alumni network at a Ramadan event in Education City. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the new class to the alumni network: “Class of 2024, in just a few weeks, you will begin the next stage of your career. While this is the end of your undergraduate journey, this is not the end of your connection with Carnegie Mellon. This is a vibrant network, and when you graduate, you will be part of it.” When the class graduates in May, the CMU-Q alumni network will include more than 1300 young professionals, most of whom live and work in Qatar. Worldwide, there are about 115,000 Carnegie Mellon alumni.

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Match Day joy for final-year WCM-Q students

Doha – March 24, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) due to graduate later this year celebrated a highly successful Match Day, gaining places on residency training programs at some of the world’s best healthcare institutions. The fourth-year medical students gathered for a ceremony to hear that members of the class had matched at prestigious institutions including Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western University Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, the University of Michigan, and many others. The medical specialties the soon-to-be doctors of the Class of 2024 will be pursuing once they receive their MD degrees are anatomical pathology, anesthesiology, dermatology, ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar honors 172 students for academic excellence

CMU-Q celebrates student achievements in fall 2023 semester   Doha, Qatar, xx March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, honored 172 students for academic excellence in the fall 2023 semester. The Dean’s List ceremony takes place twice a year to acknowledge student achievement based on grades from the previous semester.    The Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester included 20 first-year students, 41 sophomore students, 51 junior students and 60 senior students.    Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, touched on the significance of the ceremony and the importance of celebrating students’ commitment to excellence.   “We gather as an educational community to recognize our students’ hard work and achievement, ......read more

EAA Foundation and Awqaf Host Celebratory Iftar for Outstanding Students and Additional Partnerships Through the Al Fakhoora's Qatar Scholarship Programme

The programme continues its mission to assist marginalized families in Qatar by offering scholarships to expatriate youth for higher education at esteemed local universities March 18, 2024 (Doha, Qatar) – The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) hosted a celebratory Iftar at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel for beneficiaries of the Qatar Scholarship programme. This year's event is marked by the introduction of over 100 new scholarship recipients, the commendation of 36 remarkable graduates, and the celebration of 57 students for their academic excellence during the 2023-2024 academic year. The General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) and the Education Above All Foundation are proud to announce the attendance of esteemed representatives from partner ......read more

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) Partners with Sidra Medicine to Enhance Mental Health Services for Assalam Schools' Students

13 March 2024, Doha, Qatar -The Education Above All Foundation (EAA), in agreement with Sidra Medicine, announced an initiative to provide critical mental health support to Assalam Schools in Qatar students. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in EAA’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of vulnerable and low-income students, enabling them to access quality mental health services.  The Assalam Schools, initiated under the Together Project by the Education Above All Foundation, established through tri-party agreements with Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and various donor bodies, serve a critical role in providing education to students who are unable to access public or private schooling due to financial, logistical, or other barriers. Currently, five Assalam Schools cater to a ......read more

CMU-Q develops region-specific business courses

Doha, Qatar – March 12, 2023: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has introduced three new business administration courses that were developed specifically for the Gulf region. Beginning in the spring 2024 semester, students can take courses in Islamic finance, Islamic economics, and innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, believes it is crucial for business administration graduates from the Qatar campus to have a nuanced understanding of the local business environment. “The Gulf region has so many opportunities for our graduates, and we want to provide our students with the knowledge to be successful in a wide range of sectors,” said Trick. “Our faculty members frequently adapt courses to include regionally relevant examples, and these three new offerings ......read more

30 High school students explore careers in medicine at WCM-Q

Doha – March 12, 2024: Thirty high school students experienced on-campus life as medical students, and got a chance to explore the prospect of a career in medicine during Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP). QMEP is part of WCM-Q's enrichment programs and is offered by WCM-Q's Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development. To join the program, students who have demonstrated academic excellence, particularly in the sciences and mathematics, are nominated by their high school counselor and teachers. During the weeklong program, grade 10 and 11 students are exposed to various sessions that accurately reproduce the experiences of current WCM-Q students, with classes in biology, chemistry, anatomy, surgery, and research. The students also experience WCM-Q's ......read more

Education Above All Foundation, in Collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent and with designs by Zaha Hadid Architects, Launches Katara Village, a Pioneering Shelter and Education Proj

10 March 2024, Doha, Qatar - Marking a significant milestone in humanitarian and developmental efforts in areas affected by displacement and conflict, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, in collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and with designs by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has inaugurated Katara Village in Qabasin, northeast of Al-Bab in northern Syria. This initiative underscores the foundation's commitment to providing education and shelter for vulnerable populations worldwide. Katara Village is an embodiment of innovation and hope, aimed at offering displaced families a decent life beyond the constraints of refugee camps. Constructed to meet the highest humanitarian and environmental standards, the village features educational, health, ......read more

Pre-med 1 students present research posters at annual event

Doha – March 6, 2024: First-year pre-medical students gained valuable experience of research when they rounded off the work of two semesters by presenting their findings at an open poster session. A total of 56 students, working in groups of two and three, executed independent research projects from beginning to end, from carrying out a literature review and formulating a question and a hypothesis, to conducting experiments in the laboratory, gathering and analyzing the data, writing up the results and finally presenting their findings to fellow students and WCM-Q faculty. The projects investigated the antimicrobial effects of a variety of herbs, spices and other natural products traditionally used to prevent or treat infections. To do this, the students cultivated several different species of bacteria in nutrient agar in ......read more

WCM-Q essay competition winners return from US trip

Doha – March 4, 2024: Three high school students who won study trips to the US in Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Healing Hands essay competition returned to the college to share their travel experiences with senior faculty. Students Fatima Mohammed Al-Abdulla (Qatar Academy Al Wakra), Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Nabti (Qatar Academy Doha), and Sultan Al-Malki (Qatar Science and Technology Secondary School for Boys) spent one week at Cornell University in Ithaca, upstate New York, with Fatima and Khalid then going on to spend a week at Weill Cornell Medicine’s campus in New York City. The study trips were part of the WCM-Q Doctors of the Future Summer Scholarship, which were awarded to the students after they were judged by a panel of experts at WCM-Q to have written the best 800-word essays on the topic of ......read more

EAA Foundation and UK's FCDO Sign Partnership to Advance Education for Out-of-School Children

18 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, announced the signing of its partnership with the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for three years. This agreement builds upon a successful five-year collaboration that has made significant strides in addressing the educational needs of out-of-school children (OOSC) across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.   Since the partnership's inception on 3 February 2016, EAA is pleased to report a total contribution of 135,580,220 USD towards educational initiatives, reaching 785,665 children previously out of school. These efforts underscore EAA and FCDO’s dedication to providing quality education to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach children, in ......read more

Education Above All and UN Human Rights Office Join Forces to Advance Youth Rights Globally

14 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), announces a groundbreaking partnership aimed at safeguarding and promoting the human rights of youth and children worldwide. With a focus on the right to education in conflict-affected situations, the initiative spans diverse regions, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, and Palestine. This collaborative project seeks to empower and build the capacities of young people and youth organizations in a range of countries and regions, especially those facing conflict and situations of vulnerability. The primary focus is on protecting and advancing the right to education, a critical component for the well-being and future prospects of youth in challenging ......read more

42 WCM-Q students take part in Clinical Observership Program

Doha – February 10, 2024: Forty-two students from the foundation and pre-medical programs at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) participated in this year’s edition of the Pre-Medical Observership Program 2023-2024. The program is designed to expose students to the healthcare system in Qatar and the daily practices of medical professionals as they explore the different medical specialties and career options available. The students spent two weeks of their winter break at affiliate hospitals, where they had the opportunity to shadow physicians during their daily rounds at various clinics, including obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency, and trauma. The students also observed doctor-patient interactions while discussing cases, diagnoses, and possible treatments. Many of the student ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Launches Exclusive Collection with Renowned Brazilian Artist, Silvia Furmanovich, at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2024

05 February 2024: Doha, Qatar — Education Above All (EAA) Foundation today announced an inspiring new collaboration with the renowned Brazilian jeweller and designer, Silvia Furmanovich. This groundbreaking partnership will unveil an exclusive collection of opulent jewellery pieces and items designed specially for EAA Foundation, debuting at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2024.   Furmanovich's visionary designs will be unveiled at EAA Foundation's dedicated space within DJWE 2024, taking place from February 5th to 11th, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). This limited collection, featuring exquisite craftsmanship and inspired by Qatar's cultural heritage will also be available for purchase at Furmanovich stores in Brazil, and through other Furmanovich partner in the United ......read more

The State of Qatar, Qatar Mission, QFFD, UNICEF, EAA Foundation, and other Qatari Entities Host High-Level Strategic Dialogue to Advance the Global Education Agenda

04 February, 2024 — The State of Qatar, in conjunction with UNICEF, Qatar Mission, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), and various Qatari entities, hosted a landmark High-Level Strategic Dialogue at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York on Thursday. The primary objective of this critical dialogue was to reinforce the strong collaboration between the State of Qatar and UNICEF, charting a roadmap for the next phase of their partnership. Notably, participating entities, such as the Education Above All Foundation, signed a global framework agreement, aimed at propelling significant progress in the field of quality education and paving the way for a brighter future for marginalised children all over the world. Education Above All and UNICEF recently ......read more

IPH Symposium on Lifestyle Medicine to take place at WCM-Q

Doha – January 6, 2024:  A symposium presented by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) will promote the emerging discipline of Lifestyle Medicine as a highly effective means to radically enhance health and wellbeing.    The one-day event offers the chance to gain new knowledge about the transformative power of lifestyle medicine to redefine healthcare, promote well-being, and empower individuals and communities for a vibrant and healthier future for all. Titled, ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing,’ the IPH symposium will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024.   The event will feature 21 speakers, including experts from WCM-Q (Dean Dr. Javaid I. Sheikh, Drs. Mamtani and Cheema from IPH), the Ministry of Public Health (Dr. ......read more

WCM-Q Faculty help Qatari team take Bronze at Global Science Olympiad

Doha – December 23, 2023: A professor at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) provided teaching support to the team of high school students representing Qatar who secured third place and two bronze medals at the International Juniors Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Thailand recently.  Dr. Mohammad Yousef, professor of physics, offered ten coaching sessions in the essential principles of physics. The concluding session was held in the physics teaching laboratory of WCM-Q’s campus at Education City, during which eight student finalists participated in rigorous training to help them prepare to take on teams from all over the world at the 20th IJSO, which was held at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok.  In addition, other WCM-Q academic staff who provided laboratory teaching support to the team were Ms. Hanan ......read more

Qatar University and Ernst & Young (EY) Forge Partnership with the Autonomous E-Mobility Forum to Advance Collaborative Innovation in Autonomous e-Mobility

Doha, December 19, 2024 - The Autonomous e-Mobility Forum (AEMOB) announces its latest partnerships promising to propel the international autonomous e-Mobility conversation to new heights.  Qatar University (QU), renowned for its distinguished School of Engineering, proudly joins as Academic Partner to the Forum, taking place in Doha, Qatar from 30 April – 02 May 2024. The national university's unwavering commitment to expanding the frontiers of knowledge and its dedication to nurturing future leaders, position it as ideal partner to the Forum. As international hub for academic excellence in Qatar, QU brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the fold, increasing the Forum's potential to help shape the future of autonomous e-Mobility globally. The collaboration aims to inspire coming generations of leaders in ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Math Professor Retires after 20 Years at Qatar Campus

Doha, Qatar – December 13, 2023: One of the original faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), Marion Oliver, is retiring after two decades at the Qatar campus. Oliver is a teaching professor of mathematics and has taught or advised the majority of CMU-Q’s 1,221 graduates. Oliver has a long history with Carnegie Mellon University. He was a graduate student at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania campus, earning a PhD in mathematics in 1971. He continued to work at CMU until 1979, when he left for other teaching opportunities. “When the opportunity came in 2003 to help start the Carnegie Mellon campus in Qatar, it felt like it was meant to be,” said Oliver. “Carnegie Mellon has bookended my teaching career.” Oliver has also served the campus in advisory roles, including several ......read more

Local and Regional High Schools Participate in WCM-Q Research Competition

Doha – December 12, 2023: Two hundred and seventeen students from 34 high schools in Qatar and across the region presented their research projects to a panel of expert judges during this year’s edition of the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) High School Research Competition (HSRC).  The competition aims to inspire high school students to explore medicine, employ scientific research methods, and develop their presentation skills. With a focus on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and their applications in Qatar, project themes included health and wellbeing, water and sanitation, sustainable cities and communities, and responsible consumption and production.  This year, 45 teams represented Qatar, while four hailed from high schools located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar and MEEZA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Doha, Qatar – December 09, 2023: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and MEEZA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the areas of education, scientific research, and community development. The MoU was signed by Dr. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, and Mr. Mohsin Nasser Al-Marri, MEEZA acting chief executive officer. Under the MoU, the two parties will cooperate in several areas, including internship and employment opportunities for CMU-Q students, and education and training for MEEZA’s executive leadership. “We are excited to collaborate with MEEZA to advance education, research, and community development in Qatar,” said Dean Trick. “This MoU will strengthen our partnership and provide new opportunities for our students to make significant contributions to ......read more

Education Above All Foundation condemns the attacks on Gaza Schools

EAA reiterates it's condemnation of the ongoing deliberate attacks on schools in the Gaza Strip, particularly the most recent bombings of UNRWA-run schools sheltering displaced persons. Targeting of schools, and all civilian infrastructure must cease. Attacks on schools and the deliberate targeting of children are gross violations of international law and constitute war crimes. EAA stresses the critical need to establish a minimum standard that schools must never be targeted during war. Justice and accountability for victims of these egregious violations must remain central to all collective efforts of ending the horrific violence and bloodshed. EAA supports the call of the Secretary General of the United Nations invoking his special powers under Article 99 of the UN Charter, for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) and Strategic Partners: “An Acceleration of the SDG Commitments Is the Only Way to Achieve the 2030 Agenda”

Partners attended UN High Level Political Forum to issue joint statement to call for renewed commitment towards universal education  Doha, Qatar (July 13, 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 Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development from 9-18 July at UNHQ in New York, issuing a joint statement calling for the global community to renew its commitments to provide all children and youth with the universal right to education.  The joint statement, which was delivered at the co-hosted July 10 HLPF side event, ‘Protecting Youth and the Right to Education to ‘leave no one behind’: SDGs 4, 8, 10, 16 and 17’, called for ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar honors 175 Students for Academic Excellence

CMU-Q celebrates student achievement in spring 2023 semester   Doha, Qatar, 19 November, 2023 – At a ceremony in Education City, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, honored 175 students for academic excellence in the spring 2023 semester. The Dean’s List ceremony takes place twice a year to acknowledge student achievement based on grades from the previous semester.    The Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester included 30 first-year students, 44 sophomore students, 60 junior students and 41 senior students.    At the ceremony, Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, recognized the students’ achievements: “To all of you who we recognize today, congratulations on a semester of hard work and attention to detail. I hope you take some ......read more

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• In its 8th year, the 2023 UK Festival highlights and fosters the importance of the UK-Qatar relationship, bringing together UK and Qatari artists. • The theme aligns with the British Council’s sustainability priority, promoting responses to global environmental challenges through arts and culture.     Doha, 13 November 2023 – British Council Qatar is ......read more

Education Above All: Schools are Off-Limits – Cease Attacks Now…

5 November 2023- The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation strongly condemns the ongoing attacks on schools, particularly the recent incident at the UNRWA Al Fakhoora School in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza. UNRWA estimates that the school was sheltering nearly 20,000 people when it was attacked. This deplorable incident follows another appalling attack earlier on a school in the Al-Saftawi ......read more

WCM-Q Honors 55 Students for Academic Excellence…

Doha – October 30, 2023: The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Dean’s Honor List recognized 55 high-achieving foundation and pre-medical students for their outstanding academic performance during a grand ceremony.  The event acknowledged the efforts of the students who made it to the list by scoring a grade point average of 3.75 or higher during the Fall or Spring Semester ......read more

WCM-Q to Host Inaugural Alumni Conference…

Doha – 23 October 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is hosting a two-day inaugural alumni-organized conference to provide a comprehensive review of recent updates and practice guidelines for adult conditions commonly encountered in primary care. The event will be held on November 3-4, 2023, at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Titled ‘Updates in Primary Care: Specialist-Led ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Statement on Attacks on Hospitals and School Shelters in Gaza…

19 October 2023, Doha (Qatar):  “The explosion at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza that killed nearly 500 people today has caused untold civilian misery. This attack on a hospital follows the direct bombing of two UNRWA school shelters in which 6 people were killed. On the 11th day of the bombing of Gaza, it is clear that civilian infrastructure and schools, which are providing ......read more

ALL Children must be Protected during the Gaza Conflict: Education Above All Foundation…

Education Above All Foundation has issued the following statement: “Education Above All Foundation calls for the protection of ALL children during the present war (Gaza war). “The surge of violence, killing, abductions, bombings has already caused death and horrific injuries to children in Gaza. “Even before the present hostilities, 1.1 million children were already in need ......read more

Education Above All Foundation's International Educational Facility Destroyed in Gaza Bombing…

Today, early morning 10 October 2023, EAA’s Al Fakhoora House in the Southern part of Al Rimal, Gaza, was destroyed in Israel’s ‘Operation Iron Swords’ bombing.  Al Fakhoora House was a safe space for students and families in an area that hosts civil society and international organizations. In 2009, the UNRWA Al Fakhoora school in Gaza was bombed during ......read more

EAA Statement in Relation to the Bombardment and Siege of Gaza…

9th October 2023 — Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global foundations in development and education, has released the following statement in relation to the bombardment and siege of Gaza. Education Above All Foundation unequivocally condemns the targeting of civilians, schools and civilian objects in Gaza. In Gaza, 73,539 civilians displaced by bombardment are ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Announces Highest Enrollment in Campus History…

Doha, Qatar – September 27, 2023 – The student population at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has reached a campus record of 472 students. The students come from 61 nations and nearly 40% are Qatari citizens.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, commented: “Our students form a diverse community of enthusiastic learners. With ......read more

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