In 1995, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser shared a vision that led to the founding of a truly amazing institution that is Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), a non-profit organization whose duty is to create national economic sustainability through innovation in education and researches. QF shapes a plan for the future of development in the State of Qatar that will provide citizens with broader choices in the areas of education, health and social development than ever before.
They have worked on turning this dream into reality, and therefore they founded Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
Today, through education and research, QF is leading efforts that seek to achieve the human, social, and economic development in the State of Qatar, thus making Qatar a nation that can be a lead for constructive change in the region and a role model for the international community.
QF is actively seeking to nurture the future leaders of the State of Qatar. By example and by sharing its helpful experiences, QF fulfills its intended role with its usual credit to develop the capabilities of its citizens and promote them at all domestic, regional, and international levels. In addition, all activities assumed by QF rest on promoting the culture of excellence and innovation in the open-minded Qatari community and instilling ambition among its citizens. This is in order to turn the economy of the State of Qatar into a knowledge-based economy by promoting sustainable human, social and economic capabilities.
QF strives to provide everyone with an opportunity to have access to an excellent world-class education and gain additional work experiences, as well as providing career opportunities for the Qatari community, thus enabling people of all ages to contribute to building the country's future. QF is driving the wheel of human development in the State in a manner that supports its mission to unlock human potentials.
QF supports and activates programs in three core areas: education, science and research, and community development.
Many educational edifices affiliated with QF are based at Education City and Qatar University campus. Education City is a minaret 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 some of the world's leading universities.
QF is spearheading national endeavors in order to become a pioneering center for excellence in the areas of researches, development and innovation. QF is the hub of knowledge and sciences since it is a globally recognized foundation operating in the area of funding scientific researches and it a world-class center for technological innovations and their commercialization. QF also houses prominent research institutions operating in the area of pioneering sciences.
Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) aims at developing the capabilities of Qatari people and the State institutions, and building and maintaining a competitive and diversified economy. This also includes improving the health aspect and achieving the well-being of the population of the State of Qatar, supporting the culture distinguishing the State of Qatar and ensuring the security of its people. QNRS also preserves and develops the natural and architectural environment.
QF's researches focus on the following main areas:
In addition to realizing academic achievements and investment in research and development initiatives, QF is working to foster and encourage a developed and advanced community, enhance cultural life and protect the national heritage in the country, and address social needs, which may arise in the State of Qatar and abroad.
Some of these initiatives include: