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1 Qatar Foundation’s Education CITY:
Challenges and Achievements Dr Mohamad Fathy Saoud President of Qatar Foundation Magna Charta Universitatum September 19, 2013 Thank you for this opportunity to present and discuss Qatar’s Education City: a flagship project which has been at the heart of what we have been doing at Qatar Foundation (QF) for the last two decades. Education City is an exemplary model for the globalization of education by creating a unique hub of excellence for education and research in Qatar. I shall share with you today why and how we developed and offered a new model for high standards of education and research through global partnerships with elite institutions from around the world. I shall start by introducing you quickly to Qatar Foundation.

2 QATAR FOUNDATION Qatar Foundation was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. QF is a Private, Non-Profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating high quality programs in Education and Research and, through both, in Community Development.

3 STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK We strongly believe that the nation’s true asset is its People. Within this context, Qatar Foundation strives to develop and nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development, nationally, regionally, and internationally. Education and Research have been marked as the powerful vehicles for human development and social change and the key components for transformation of Qatar from Energy to Knowledge-Based Economy. Although Qatar’s community has been at the heart of everything we do in QF, yet the regional and global horizons have been signaled very early, as clear targets.

4 STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK QF Leadership so rightly observed in mid-nineties that greater change was coming with the emergence of Globalization. We opted to embark on a global partnership model with some of the best Education and Research Institutions in the world. Apart from tapping on the quality of education and research standards of these elite institutions, QF Leadership strongly believed that “sharing of knowledge, ideas and values is the noblest way to transcend barriers”. This vision developed in the mid-nineties of the last Century was truly ahead of its time. It did not only make Qatar Foundation what it is today, but also became a role model that has started to replicate in several other countries in the region.

Geographical Location Recruitment Pressures Regional Tensions Faculty and Staff Students Governance and Academic Freedom Institutional Autonomy Term of Relationship Long Term Strategic Partnerships Overseas Management Several critical challenges have to be addressed for developing our international partnership model. It has been hard to embark and implement our international partnership model with high quality institutions from across the world without addressing important challenges and concerns. I shall share with you some of these: Strong Resident Core Faculty and Leading Academic Administration

Compliance with Policies of Parent Academic Institutions Sustainable Resources Endowment Model Competitive Admission Based on Academic Merit Branding & Quality Assurance Non Discrimination Need-Blind Admission Accreditation Scholarships Financial Aid

7 EDUCATION CITY Education City has developed to date 15,000,000 m2 Education and Research Campus comprising of Early Childhood and K-12 Education, Multi Institutional Degree-Granting University Campuses offering Education and Research Programs both undergraduate and graduate levels.

8 EDUCATION PROGRAMS Pre-University Education
Undergraduate Degrees and Programs Graduate Degrees and Programs

9 Al Shaqab School for Arts and Design Previously
MULTI UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES Al Shaqab School for Arts and Design Previously 1998 2001 2003 2004 2005 2007 2010 2011 6

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar – VCUQatar (1998) Art and design education and training. Fine Arts degrees in Graphic and Fashion Design Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar – WCMC-Q (2001) Premedical Program Medical Program - MD degree Texas A&M University at Qatar – TAMUQ (2003) Engineering programs in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar – CMU-Q (2004) Programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Computational Biology Georgetown University School of Foreign Service – SFS-Qatar (2005) Programs in International Politics, Culture and Politics, and International Economics, leading to a BSc in Foreign Service degree Northwestern University in Qatar – NU-Q (2007) NU-Q             Programs in Communications and Journalism

11 GRADUATE DEGREES Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies – QFIS (2007)
Master of Science in Islamic Finance and Urban Design and in Architecture in Muslim Societies Master of Arts in Public Policy in Islam, in Islamic Studies, and in Contemporary Muslim Societies Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar – VCUQatar (2009) Master of Arts in Design Studies HEC Paris in Qatar (2010) Executive MBA University College London – UCL Qatar (2010) Master programs in Museums and Conservation Practice and Archaeology Texas A&M University at Qatar – TAMUQ (2011) Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering Hamad Bin Khalifa University – HBKU (2011) Offers Graduate and Research Programs Graduate Faculty of Islamic Studies – QFIS (2007) Translation and Interpreting Institute – TII (2012) Graduate programs in translation and interpreting


13 STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK Promote and nurture Culture of Research at the National Level Maintain an efficient Governance to maximize synergies across the Broad Research Continuum vis a vis Basic, Applied and Research & Development Research Funding National Commitment (2.8%) Qatar National Research Fund Competitive Funding of Research Qatar National Research Strategy and Priorities Programs Coordination and Integration of the National Research Enterprise Lead Technology Development and Commercialization of Research Capacity Building

Institutes Developed Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute (QEERI) Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) Qatar Social Sciences and Arts Research Institute Objectives Build research capabilities in Qatar that are locally relevant and globally competitive across the full continuum from basic research to commercialization Address critical ‘national grand challenges’ through large-scale research teams and programs Integrate and coordinate intramural and extramural research nationally, regionally, and internationally in their priority areas

Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Objectives Will Support Policy, Society and Culture SAH.1 Society SAH.2 Culture SAH.3 Public and Economic Life SAH.4 Capabilities, Collaboration and Cross-Cutting SAH.1.1 Education and Skills Development SAH.2.1 Culture, Society, Language, Identity SAH.3.1 International Affairs SAH.4.1 Capacity SAH.3.2 Public Policy, Governance, and Regulations SAH.4.2 Collaboration SAH.1.2 Family and Gender SAH.2.2 Communication OVERVIEW OF THE QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SAH.4.3 Methodology SAH.1.3 Labor and Migration SAH.2.3 Arts and Design SAH.3.3 Business and Innovation SAH.4.4 Information Access SAH.3.4 Economics SAH.2.4 Sports SAH.3.5 Safety and Security SAH.3.6 Urban Development and Planning

16 QNRF CORE VALUES Transparency Equal opportunities Learn to improve
Commitment for excellence

17 Computer Sciences & ICT
QNRF FUNDING SCOPE QNRS Energy & Environment Computer Sciences & ICT Health Social Sciences Arts & Humanities

2006- Undergraduate Research Experience Program Frequency- 2 cycles per year Award- Up to $10k per awarded project UREP 2007- National Priorities Research Program Frequency- 1 cycle per year Award- Up to $1m per awarded project Collaboration- National & International researchers NPRP 2010- Junior Scientist Research Experience Program Award- Up to $300k per awarded project JSREP 2010- Secondary School Research Experience Program Award- Prizes to distinguished students & their teachers SSREP 2011- National Priorities Research Program Exceptional Frequency- Ongoing Award- Up to $5m per awarded project NPRP EP

Fund research of national interest Build human capital, infrastructure & research culture NPRP NPRP-EP Grand Challenges Program Excellence Chairs Program Small Business Innovation Program K-12 SSREP UREP JSREP The Young Scientist Graduate Program (GSRA) Post Doc Program (PDRA) Research Training Fellowship Program Short Courses Research Support Program Science Museum Research Infra-Structure Program (RISP) International Research Outreach International Collaboration Program Conferences, Workshops Sponsorship Program Joint Research Funding Opportunities

Number of Cycles Submitted proposals Awarded Projects Amount of Fund (US$M) UREP 13 1528 645 21 NPRP 5 2615 567 485 JSREP 3 54 16 3.4 SSREP 2 358 N/A NPRP-EP 14 4 15.26 Total 4211 1232 524.7

21 Funding Amount per Field of Science

22 IMPACT OF QNRF FUNDING Creating Research Culture
Building Human Capital in Research Building Research Infrastructure International visibility Publications Generating IP and Patents Building Knowledge based Economy

23 SUSTAINABILITY 1 QNRS 2 3 4 5 Research Funding Programs 6 7 NPRP-EP
Secondary School Research Experience Program QNRS NPRP-EP NPRP JSREP Research Funding Programs 2 Undergraduate Research Experience Program 3 Graduate Research Experience Program 4 Junior Scientist Research Experience Program 5 National Priorities Research Program 6 National Priorities Research Program- Exceptional 7 QNRS Program GREP UREP SSREP

62 21 34 22 54 21 124 303 62 58 47 90 4 4 18 26 11 16 # Collaborative Institutions Awarded # Awarded Projects


Vision QSTP will be a recognized international hub for research and commercialization Objectives Promote applied research, technology development and commercialisation in Qatar Grow and diversify Qatar’s economy through application of technology Accelerate formation and growth of start-up technology companies Create high-value employment opportunities, in particular for Qatar’s university graduates



29 Sidra Medical and Research Center
Sidra will set new standards in patient-centered care for women and children in Qatar, the Gulf Region and internationally Presented By: Date:

30 Acclaimed Design and Architecture
Stunning modern glass, steel and white ceramic tile structure Designed by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli (Petronas Towers and other landmarks) Three towering atria reflect Qatari themes Atria encompass healing gardens Buildings will house water features and art collections

31 Hospital-Building / Technology
Innovative features include: Holistic approach to patient tracking (RFID) and full electronic record handling, interfaced with an enterprise-wide Cerner Computer Information System A ‘paper-lite’/digital information system All private rooms filled with natural light HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation within months of opening Only IMRIS hybrid operating room in the region Robotic pharmacy

32 Sidra’s Focus Patient Care Medical Education Biomedical Research
At the heart of Sidra’s mission is nurturing women’s and children’s health and wellness, now and for future generations

33 Patient Care As a specialty center for women, Sidra will provide care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including: Total deliveries – greater than 10,000 by 2015 High risk deliveries – 2,000 anticipated by 2015 Specialized Antenatal Care and Prenatal Diagnosis Fetal Medicine/Perinatal Medicine Reproductive Medicine – including IVF and more advanced techniques Perinatal (Genomic, Proteomic, Imaging including fetal MRI)

34 Patient Care Allergy/Asthma Anesthesia Cardiology Child Development
Scope of Services Allergy/Asthma Anesthesia Cardiology Child Development Critical Care Medicine Dental Dermatology Emergency Medicine Endocrinology Gastroenterology General Pediatrics Genetics - Clinical Hematology/BMT/Oncology Immunology/Immune Deficiency Infectious Disease Metabolic Disorders Neonatology Nephrology Neurology Pulmonology Rheumatology Diagnostic Imaging Pathology

35 Patient Care Pediatric Surgical Sub-Specialties ENT General Surgery
Scope of Pediatric Services Pediatric Surgical Sub-Specialties ENT General Surgery Cardiac Surgery Neurosurgery Ophthalmology Orthopedics (including Trauma) Plastic/Oral Maxillofacial Urology Pediatric Support Services Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Speech Therapy Case Management Clinical Pharmacist Child Life Respiratory Therapy

36 Patient Care Clinical Service Departments Pediatric Anesthesia
Obstetrical Anesthesia Anatomic/Clinical Pathology Pediatrics Imaging Women’s and Fetal Imaging

37 Medical Education Sidra will play an integral role in the education of students at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Sidra’s state-of-the-art simulation center will be used to train Sidra staff, using web-based learning and virtual reality Sidra will offer employees time allocated for training and teaching opportunities

38 Biomedical Research Research Agenda
Development and Preventive Medicine Pregnancy Health and Fertility Women’s Health Sidra will develop clinical, translational and basic research programs that aim to: Advance understanding, develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and improve public health overall Build on existing strength of child health research in Qatar



41 ABOUT WISE WISE was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action. WISE is now an ongoing initiative and a global reference in new approaches to education. Through both the annual Summit and a range of continuing programs WISE is promoting collaboration and building the future of education.

42 WISE PROGRAMS WISE is much more than an annual Summit. The initiative is action-oriented and seeks to raise the status of education through a growing number of year-round programs launched since 2009.  WISE Summit. The annual three-day event in Doha, Qatar, is the leading international forum for innovation in education, bringing together over 1,000 practitioners, decision makers and thought leaders from multiple sectors and more than 100 countries. The annual WISE Prize for Education, the first major global prize of its kind, recognizes an individual or a team for an outstanding, world-class contribution to the field.  The  WISE Awards identify and promote each year six innovative educational projects that have had a transformative impact on societies. WISE Learners' Voice brings the views of students to the issue of rethinking education.  

43 WISE PROGRAMS Other WISE Initiatives:
The WISE Education Leadership Program supports current and emerging leaders in higher education, principally from the developing world. WISE Books are a result of the WISE initiative’s commitment to support, spread and inspire innovative thinking and sound practices in education. The WISE Community Platform is the social networking feature of the WISE web platform through which members of the WISE community can connect, interact and share knowledge and experience.

44 World Innovation Summit for Health

45 4/10/2017 On the 1st of August during the London Olympics, an international Summit has been organized 500 health leaders from over 40 countries including over a dozen ministers Speeches by HH Sheikha Moza, HRH Duke of York, Lord Darzi, Don Berwick, Andrew Witty & the PM

46 Problems are shared globally but solutions aren’t
4/10/2017 WHAT WE LEARNED 1 Problems are shared globally but solutions aren’t There is great appetite to collaborate internationally about what reforms work and how to implement them 2 As Don Berwick said, “the design of healthcare not yet a...scientific endeavour; but it can be and should be.” 3 Consequently, Qatar Foundation will hold the first annual World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) on 10 and 11 December at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.    Professor the Lord Ara Darzi of Denham is Executive Chair and leading the content and staging of this event on behalf of Sheikha Moza

47 Chaired by Lord Darzi and supported by teams in both Doha and London.
4/10/2017 Building on this success, the next annual summit will take place on December in Doha, as an initiative of Qatar Foundation Chaired by Lord Darzi and supported by teams in both Doha and London. About 500 of the world’s most influential health leaders drawn from different sectors. A two-day meeting with a richer agenda, more networking opportunities and even better speakers. As with last year, the agenda will be based around a set of policy discussion papers produced beforehand…

48 Big data and healthcare
4/10/2017 Eight policy papers led by chairs of international renown in their fields Prof Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania and International Obesity Taskforce Obesity Empowering patients Susan Edgman-Levitan, Mass General Hospital/Partners, founder of the Picker Institute Antimicrobial resistance Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, UK Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Executive Chair, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London End-of-life care Big data and healthcare Professor Sandy Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof Vikram Patel, Prof of Mental Health, London School and Dr Shekhar Saxena, WHO Mental health Accountable care Dr Mark McClellan, Brookings Institution and former Administrator of CMS Road Traffic Injury Professor Adnan Hyder, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

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