In 1995 His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser shared a vision that led to the founding of a truly amazing institution – Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a non-profit organisation whose mandate is to create national economic sustainability through innovation in education and research. A plan for the future development of Qatar that would provide citizens with a greater choice in education, health and social progress than ever before.
They set about turning this dream into reality and founded Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
Today, through education and research, Qatar Foundation is leading the human, social, and economic development of Qatar; helping to make Qatar a nation that can be a lead for productive change in the region and a role model for the broader international community.
The Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.
Qatar Foundation brings world-class education, work experience and career opportunities to Qatar, enabling people of all ages to contribute to the country’s future. Qatar Foundation is driving the development of Qatar’s people, with the stated aim of unlocking human potential.
Qatar Foundation supports and operates programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development.
Much of Qatar Foundation’s educational drive is based at Education City and Qatar University campus. Education City is a hub of learning and academic achievement, providing education opportunities to students of all ages, and is also home to a number of educational and research facilities as well as satellite campuses of some of the world's leading universities. A full list of the universities, colleges and institutions can be found on Qatar Foundation website.
Home to a globally regarded scientific research funding organisation, a world-class hub for technology innovation and commercialisation, and prominent research institutes operating at the frontiers of science, Qatar Foundation Research and Development is spearheading a national endeavour to be a leading center of excellence in research and development..
The Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) aims to develop the capabilities of Qatar’s people and institutions, build and maintain a competitive and diversified economy, improve the health and well-being of the national population, support the nations distinctive culture and security of its people, while also preserving and improving the natural and built environment.
Qatar Foundation fosters a thriving research culture through innovations in:
In addition to academic achievements and investment in research and development initiatives, Qatar Foundation is working to foster a progressive society, to enhance cultural life and protect the nation’s heritage, and to address immediate social needs, in Qatar and abroad.
Some of these initiatives include:
For more information on this world-class institution visit the Qatar Foundation website.