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Channeling new areas of research
2015-01-26

QU has signaled a clear commitment to high-quality research that addresses national needs and advances scientific knowledge. Accordingly, an ambitious research roadmap was launched in 2014 to outline a clear and specific set of research priorities that reflect the unique responsibility and commitment of the organization to support research that is responsive to the national priority needs and major challenges facing the State of Qatar.

In its roadmap, the organization established a focus on interdisciplinary research projects centered on four areas of excellence: Energy, Environment & Resource Sustainability; Social Change and Identity; Population, Health and Wellness; and Information, Communication and Technologies (ICT).

QU has continued to develop a vibrant research culture that is reflected in its many graduate programs, accredited laboratory facilities, and a teaching and learning environment that places research at the core.

It is ably supported in these objectives by a multi-million state-of-the-art research complex and 14 research centers, which include the Gulf Studies Center, Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Sustainable Development, and the most recent Biomedical Research Center.

Additionally, the university boasts a unique marine research vessel, RV Janan. The vessel launched a new era of research at QU and provides invaluable opportunities for students of biological and environmental sciences and marine science to conduct environmental studies and research in the waters of Qatar and the Gulf region.

One of the university’s key research initiatives – Qatar Biofuel Project, the only one of its kind in the region – aims at finding solutions for affordable, sustainable biofuels specifically for use by the airline industry.Additionally, QU is in the process of establishing a research center for microalgae, which will include a bank of microalgae strains that have been isolated from Qatar’s environment.

With a newly-established College of Medicine, the organization is also contributing to the country’s medical and clinical research priorities.