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Center for Sustainable Development  
 

Vision

The Centre for Sustainable Development aspires to advance interdisciplinary research to achieve a balance between human development and the conservation of natural resources.


Mission

To work toward solving the pressing issues of sustainable development in Qatar and the Gulf region, emphasizing food and water security, environmental conservation and the development of alternate energy sources (biofuels).

 

Objectives 

  • Develop a focused and integrated scientific research program with a close link to social dimensions through interdisciplinary approaches to improve food and water security,  and introduce environmentally friendly practices and solutions  to attain a sustainable and secure society as per Qatar vision 2030.
  • Provide knowledge and research capacity to various government agencies, Qatar University, academic institutions, NGO’s, private entrepreneurs and the local communities to implement novel sustainable development practices in their current operations and future planned projects.
  • Facilitate the integration of various components of sustainable development through synergistic collaborations within and between Qatar University, Qatari society, the Gulf region and globally. 
  • Create adapted and need-specific models based on conditions of Qatar and the Gulf that can demonstrate the practical application of the concepts of sustainable development.
  • Train new generations of environmentally aware Qataris who possess research skills in sustainable development and contribute to building of knowledge-based society as per  QNV 2030
  • Organize high profile events and awareness campaigns to promote environment-friendly lifestyle, business practices and public policy.
  • Conduct research on all components of sustainable development focusing initially on food and water security and environmental (waste management) preservation. 
  • Integrate the knowledge obtained from research with interdisciplinary social science aspects to achieve holistic sustainability which will be disseminated through publications, seminars, conferences, workshops and classes. 
  • Develop a working relationship with relevant organizations and institutions in Qatar, Gulf region and the world to learn from their experience and to share and educate with the knowledge obtained at CSD.

 

Center for Humanities and Social Sciences
  

Vision

To become an international leader in innovative research and scholarship in social sciences and humanities. IRCSSH will provide a center of international excellence in research in Social Sciences and Humanities that promotes four key themes: Multidisciplinary, Collaboration, Research excellence, and Knowledge sharing.
 

Mission

To promote innovative and interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, building human capacity by training a new generation of researchers and fostering joint research with leading international scholars to build an international network of researchers focused on mobilizing the knowledge of social and humanities sciences to develop new research and solutions to societal problems. CHSS will contribute to and support the key strategic aims of the College of Arts and Sciences and Qatar University for research.
 

Objectives

  • Build research and faculty capacity in the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Qatar University.
  • Promoting and increasing collaborative multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects in the humanities and social sciences within and beyond Qatar University.
  • Supporting young researchers in CAS and the university to become more capable to conduct research in their fields.
  • Providing research services (training and consultation) as an expert clearing house for the university community, other educational institutions, government agencies and the industrial and commercial sector to improve planning, productivity and services.

 

Center for Gulf Studies
  

Vision

Become a premiere International Center of excellence in interdisciplinary research and studies on the Gulf region, its political, economic and social development and its regional and international strategic relations.
 

Mission

Promote interdisciplinary and innovative graduate studies and academic research to advance in-depth knowledge of issues related to the Gulf region.


Objectives

  • Provide a Qatar University-based Gulf Studies Center of international excellence offering multidisciplinary postgraduate academic programs and cutting edge research on the Gulf region.
  • Stimulate and advance education and research on a broad range of political, economic, social, environmental, cultural and security issues, and other matters relating to the Gulf region.
  • Foster thoughtful dialogue among students, scholars, and practitioners of Gulf affairs and facilitate the free flow of ideas and knowledge thus promoting scholarly interest in the region.
  • Develop a forum for develop a forum for innovative scholarship and academic research to foster interdisciplinary Gulf studies research led teaching.
    Engage in outreach activities with a wide range of local, regional, and international partne
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