Marcel Winatschek's Tokyopunk


24/03/2015

I am pleased to announce a number of achievements by QU members and congratulate them all on their excellence that categorizes the quality of the academic and research environment at the organization.

Our outstanding student teams won the top positions at the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) competition, hosted by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) last week.

QU teams topped in both the oral and poster presentation competitions. While QU won all the top three places in the poster presentation, the first position in oral presentation went to our students.

The presentation “Effective Remediation method in removing bromide from desalinated water using modified date pits” with students Sana Khan, Maymoona Ayesh and Fatemeh Fahraei from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences topped the oral presentation competition. Additionally, the project “Qatar through Travelers and Explorers (Facts & Fictions)” with students Tamader Gohar, Tabea Al-Sheferi, Ikhlass Shamieh, Mezna Al Merri, Modhi Al Anzi, Zenab Ali from the Humanities Department’s History Program also at CAS, won the first position in the poster presentation. The second and third prizes in the category were also bagged by teams from QU. Congratulations to the winning students and kudos to the faculty researchers supervising these outstanding projects. You have made us all proud.

QU members also continue to enrich the region’s academic, scientific and literary circles with research output, creative endeavors and academic achievements to share almost every week.

Another proud mention is the 1st place awarded to assistant teacher Dr Alaa Abdelmonem Ibrahim Amer of the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), for his new collection of stories entitled “Stubbornness of a chess board” in the Vodafone Literary Competition.  It is the 2nd edition of the competition which is held under the patronage of H.E Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of Culture and Heritage, and the company’s Chairman H.E Sheikh Dr Khalid Bin Thani Al Thani.

We are proud of the myriad of accomplishments that highlight our excellence as an education provider.   In addition, the organization is growing in stature as a thought leader and societal partner deeply engaged in addressing societal issues and aligning its efforts with national priorities.

Community service and corporate social responsibility stand at the core of our values as the country’s  national university and this is reflected in our community-driven activities  such as the current road safety campaign  “Did you know?” targeted to pedestrian safety, organized by the Qatar Road Safety Studies Center at the College of Engineering and in tandem with the GCC Traffic Week. Other recent examples of our community service activities last week include high school outreach programs such as the recently-launched 8th Annual Computing Contest, the Gasna Open Day for judging competing projects with participation from over 80 schools and a jury panel which included industry partners, and the recent orientation event at College of Pharmacy for students of Umm Hakeem Secondary Girls School.