As a premier national institution, QU continuously invests and participates in studies which further science and society. As both a leader in emerging gas technologies and an environmentally-conscious institution, QU’s autonomous research units strive to make an impact on a global scale. The University plans to utilize its findings to amass an intellectual reservoir that will establish a strong knowledge-based economy in Qatar.
The Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) was established in 2002. The CAM is dedicated to provide unique excellence in the field of material technologies. The Center offers knowledgeable assistance to local oil, gas and processing industries as well as the learning community in Qatar.
The mission of the Center is to enhance and support interdisciplinary research on materials science and engineering by conducting applied research projects and provide knowledge and experience that meet the needs of industry and society.
The Environmental Science Center (ESC) was first established in 1980.Qatar has a rich marine cultural heritage and a bio-diverse environment. The mission of the ESC is to understand and protect this precious natural resource for the benefit of the Qatari people.
The ESC, as the premier environmental science research center in Qatar will utilize state-of-the-art resources to conduct cutting-edge research in Marine Science (including physical & chemical oceanography, and marine biology); Atmospheric Science; and Earth & Terrestrial Sciences.
The Gas Processing Center (GPC) was established in 2007. It is conceived to conduct research and development in areas pertinent to the consortium members and to provide pilot plants for scalable trials of numerous processes.
The mission of the Center is to address the problems, and challenges facing gas industries in Qatar and the region. GPC provides professional services and expertise and engage in a multidisciplinary research with practical application to fulfill the needs of industry, academia and community at large.
LARC is the first of vivarium of its kind in Qatar. It offers a valuable asset to scientists, Qatar University faculty and research students to encourage and assist their research activities and ensures humanely acquired and valid scientific data in the biomedical and medical fields including the study of biological processes, the investigation of the causes of diseases and the testing of new treatments and therapies.
The Center mission is to provide quality animal husbandry and veterinary care to support the leading role of the University in education, and research as well as the local research community when it is possible.
The Biomedical Research Center (BRC) was established in September 2014. The Center is a culmination for the successful biomedical program that was established since 1984. The Biomedical program was the first of its kind outside United States and was an important addition to support College of Pharmacy and the new established Faculty of Medicine at the university.
The Center mission is to provide excellent research support for biomedical researchers within QU and Qatar through state-of-the-art facilities and highly competent personnel and foster collaborative research that advances the scientific inquiry and improves human health.
Other QU Research Centers
Road traffic accidents have major societal, health, environmental and economic impacts on Qatar's economy. The expected increase in population and special events that occur in Qatar on regular basis have prompted the College of Engineering, Qatar University to establish a Road Safety Studies Center.
The mission of the center is to create and disseminate knowledge related to road safety and accidents prevention by conducting studies, research and analysis and evaluation of road accidents in order to identify the root causes of accidents and critical factors that have a major effect on accidents reduction.
SESRI was established in October 2008. SESRI's mission is to provide sound and reliable data to guide policy formulation, priority-setting, and evidence-based planning in the social and economic sectors.
The Institute's research agenda spans a wide range of substantive areas of importance to Qatari society, including labor and employment, modernization and shifts in social values, education, health, family structure, and the impact of social and traditional media.
The KINDI Center facilitates and supports Computer and Information Science and Engineering research at Qatar University (QU). KINDI is an acronym for Knowledge Intelligence, Networked Data and Interdisciplinary research, which are the focus research themes of the center.
The Center mission is to serve Qatar and Qatar University community by promoting quality research programs in the vital area of computer and information sciences and engineering. KINDI is a framework to foster collaborative and multidisciplinary research, leverage existing local and international partnerships and provide supportive infrastructure.