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QU and Ministry of Education hold second edition of Qatar Math Day | Qatar University

QU and Ministry of Education hold second edition of Qatar Math Day

2020-02-25
HE Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa Al-Naimi;  Dr. Omar Al-Ansari; and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Kaabi_ Qatar Math Day 2020 - Awarding winners of 4th QU Math Championship

Qatar University (QU) holds the second edition of Qatar Math Day activities in the presence of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, HE Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa Al-Naimi; QU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Omar Al-Ansari; and QU Dean of General Studies and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Ibrahim Al-Kaabi.

Qatar Math Day is organized by QU’s Foundation Program Department of Math (FPDM), at the Deanship of General Studies, along with the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) at QU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and the Mathematics Curriculum Standards Section - Education Supervision Department at the Office Of The Assistant Undersecretary For Educational Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Al-Naimi said that Qatar Math Day, in its second edition, is an annual gathering to showcase the latest trends, models and developments in the field of mathematics education and learning, in addition to encouraging distinguished initiatives and practices in the educational field. His Excellency stressed that this event comes within the distinguished partnership between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar University to support efforts and exchange experiences between researchers and specialists in the field of mathematics education.

The event was attended by 280 of experts in the field of mathematics both from inside and outside QU, including international experts from the US, Kuwait and Oman. In addition, a large number of leaders and cadres participated in the day’s activities from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, as well as QU, including teachers, faculty, researchers and university students.

The opening ceremony of Qatar Math Day honored the winners of the fourth edition of the QU Math Championship, in addition, students of the Actuarial Mathematics course were honored for passing one of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) tests, which are tests of international standards

QU’s Dr. Temadher Al-Maadeed, Assistant Professor and Head of MSP Department spoke on the occasion saying, “This event comes within the determined efforts made by Qatar University to gather those interested in research and teaching in the field of mathematics in the State of Qatar to get acquainted and exchange ideas and experiences for the benefit of the academic community, including students, teachers, faculty and researchers. We are confident that the high level of participants from inside and outside the country, local universities and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education heralds rich discussions and research output that will undoubtedly be of assistance to employ the correct educational methods to move the teaching and research process in mathematics forward in state schools and universities.”

From the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Latifa Al-Hardan, Head of Mathematics Curriculum Standards Section at the Education Supervision Department, also spoke saying, “The importance of mathematics stems from being a vital part of the curricula of education today, as the application of mathematics is diversified along with technological progress and the acceleration of the pace of economic growth.”

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has been building multiple and varied partnerships at all educational and scientific levels in a way that contributes to the achievement of the Qatar National Vision 2030. Latifa Al-Hardan adds, “Qatar Math Day represents an annual forum aimed at developing scientific thought, spreading intellectual knowledge and contributing to creating a creative scientific space and exchange of experience between mathematics teachers, experts and specialized lecturers.”

Dr. Mohamed Ben Haj Rhouma, Head of FPDM thanked several players who helped organize the event, including the Omani Mathematics Day Committee and said: “QU is keen to apply the latest methods in education with the participation of all educational institutions inside and outside the country. We are proud to launch this edition of Qatar Math Day, which contains many lectures and workshops offered by elite mathematics experts from the University of Arizona, Harvard Kennedy School, Kuwait University, Sultan Qaboos University, Qatar University, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and educational institutions in the state.”

Engineer Noor Al-Nakhala, Senior Math Specialist at Student Learning Support Center in QU’s Student Affairs Sector praised the great cooperation between the Student Learning Support Center, FPDM and MSP on the efforts made in organizing this tournament, which saw more than 800 male and female students participating from various disciplines.

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