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Education key to Qatar's future, says Sheikha Hind

Qatar Foundation chairwoman and CEO says investment crucial in schooling, R&D

Education key to Qatar's future, says Sheikha Hind

Qatar must make continued investments in education to safeguard the country’s economic future, said the chairwoman and CEO of Qatar Foundation.

In an interview with Qatar’s state news agency QNA, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani said education, research and development (R&D) and community development was crucial to “providing a better future” for all Qatari citizens.

Helping to deepen the indigenous skills base has been one of the biggest achievements of charitable body the Qatar Foundation over the past 20 years. She said: “Our priority is to empower individuals and communities by investing in the future of Qatar and providing a better future for all.”

Education is the bedrock of all other economic development initiatives, which is why the Qatar Foundation intends to continue creating an ecosystem where education can positively impact the life of every person in the country, she added.

“We provide comprehensive educational programmes from nursery to higher education, giving students the necessary skills to thrive in a global environment,” Sheika Hind was quoted as saying.

“We are currently witnessing impressive outcomes as a result of the efforts exerted by our students and graduates, which are helping to transform Qatar into an international centre for innovation excellence.”

She highlighted Education City as the foundation’s flagship development, which serves as a “hub of academic excellence”, housing a range of educational facilities, from Qatar Foundation public schools to partner universities and the Hamad bin Khalifa University. In doing so, she said.

“Through our partnership model with international universities, we have brought top-ranking programmes and specialisations to Education City in the areas of priority relevant to our nation,” she told QNA.

“We believe that education is a lifelong learning experience. Hence, we encourage all individuals to learn constantly and develop personally and professionally, inside and outside of the classroom.”

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Munawar Salim Pinjar 3 years ago

Respected Madam, Salaamwalaikum. I want to see Qatar University replacing best names like Oxford etc. The concept of University started from Islam then why partnership with international universities. Instead, best talents can be acquired, it will not only increase the level of education but also increase the reputation of the university. why not to make such university where foreign students compete to join. I see lot of Qatari students going out to study, why?. They want more standards and disciplines.
I pray for all the prosperity to the Qatar. Ameen.