Presentation on theme: "Qatar Foundation’s Education CITY:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Qatar Foundation’s Education CITY: Challenges and AchievementsDr Mohamad Fathy SaoudPresident of Qatar FoundationMagna Charta UniversitatumSeptember 19, 2013Thank 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 FOUNDATIONQatar 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 FRAMEWORKWe 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 FRAMEWORKQF 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.
5 CHALLENGES, RISKS AND CONCERNS Geographical LocationRecruitment PressuresRegional TensionsFaculty and StaffStudentsGovernance and Academic FreedomInstitutional AutonomyTerm of RelationshipLong Term Strategic PartnershipsOverseas ManagementSeveral 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
6 CHALLENGES, RISKS AND CONCERNS Compliance with Policies of Parent Academic InstitutionsSustainable ResourcesEndowment ModelCompetitive Admission Based on Academic MeritBranding & Quality AssuranceNon DiscriminationNeed-Blind AdmissionAccreditationScholarshipsFinancial Aid
7 EDUCATION CITYEducation 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 ProgramsGraduate Degrees and Programs
9 Al Shaqab School for Arts and Design Previously MULTI UNIVERSITY CAMPUSESAl Shaqab School for Arts and Design Previously199820012003200420052007201020116
10 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar – VCUQatar (1998)Art and design education and training. Fine Arts degrees in Graphic and Fashion DesignWeill Cornell Medical College in Qatar – WCMC-Q (2001)Premedical ProgramMedical Program - MD degreeTexas A&M University at Qatar – TAMUQ (2003)Engineering programs in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical and Petroleum EngineeringCarnegie Mellon University in Qatar – CMU-Q (2004)Programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Computational BiologyGeorgetown 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 degreeNorthwestern 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 SocietiesMaster of Arts in Public Policy in Islam, in Islamic Studies, and in Contemporary Muslim SocietiesVirginia Commonwealth University in Qatar – VCUQatar (2009)Master of Arts in Design StudiesHEC Paris in Qatar (2010)Executive MBAUniversity College London – UCL Qatar (2010)Master programs in Museums and Conservation Practice and ArchaeologyTexas A&M University at Qatar – TAMUQ (2011)Master’s degree in Chemical EngineeringHamad Bin Khalifa University – HBKU (2011)Offers Graduate and Research ProgramsGraduate Faculty of Islamic Studies – QFIS (2007)Translation and Interpreting Institute – TII (2012)Graduate programs in translation and interpreting
13 STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKPromote and nurture Culture of Research at the National LevelMaintain an efficient Governance to maximize synergies across the Broad Research Continuum vis a vis Basic, Applied and Research & DevelopmentResearch FundingNational Commitment (2.8%)Qatar National Research FundCompetitive Funding of ResearchQatar National Research Strategy and Priorities ProgramsCoordination and Integration of the National Research EnterpriseLead Technology Development and Commercialization of ResearchCapacity Building
14 QATAR RESEARCH INSTITUTES Institutes DevelopedQatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute (QEERI)Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI)Qatar Social Sciences and Arts Research InstituteObjectivesBuild research capabilities in Qatar that are locally relevant and globally competitive across the full continuum from basic research to commercializationAddress critical ‘national grand challenges’ through large-scale research teams and programsIntegrate and coordinate intramural and extramural research nationally, regionally, and internationally in their priority areas
15 OVERVIEW OF THE QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Objectives Will Support Policy, Society and CultureSAH.1 SocietySAH.2 CultureSAH.3 Public and Economic LifeSAH.4 Capabilities, Collaboration and Cross-CuttingSAH.1.1 Education and Skills DevelopmentSAH.2.1 Culture, Society, Language, IdentitySAH.3.1 International AffairsSAH.4.1 CapacitySAH.3.2 Public Policy, Governance, and RegulationsSAH.4.2 CollaborationSAH.1.2 Family and GenderSAH.2.2 CommunicationOVERVIEW OF THE QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUNDSAH.4.3 MethodologySAH.1.3 Labor and MigrationSAH.2.3 Arts and DesignSAH.3.3 Business and InnovationSAH.4.4 Information AccessSAH.3.4 EconomicsSAH.2.4 SportsSAH.3.5 Safety and SecuritySAH.3.6 Urban Development and Planning
16 QNRF CORE VALUES Transparency Equal opportunities Learn to improve Commitment for excellence
18 CURRENT FUNDING PROGRAMS UREP 2006- Undergraduate Research Experience ProgramFrequency- 2 cycles per yearAward- Up to $10k per awarded projectUREP2007- National Priorities Research ProgramFrequency- 1 cycle per yearAward- Up to $1m per awarded projectCollaboration- National & International researchersNPRP2010- Junior Scientist Research Experience ProgramAward- Up to $300k per awarded projectJSREP2010- Secondary School Research Experience ProgramAward- Prizes to distinguished students & their teachersSSREP2011- National Priorities Research Program ExceptionalFrequency- OngoingAward- Up to $5m per awarded projectNPRP EP
19 FUTURE FUNDING PROGRAMS Fund research of national interestBuild human capital, infrastructure & research cultureNPRPNPRP-EPGrand Challenges ProgramExcellence Chairs ProgramSmall Business Innovation ProgramK-12SSREPUREPJSREPThe Young ScientistGraduate Program (GSRA)Post Doc Program (PDRA)Research Training Fellowship ProgramShort Courses Research Support ProgramScience MuseumResearch Infra-Structure Program (RISP)International Research OutreachInternational Collaboration ProgramConferences, Workshops Sponsorship ProgramJoint Research Funding Opportunities
20 STATISTICS OF QNRF PROGRAMS Number of CyclesSubmitted proposalsAwarded ProjectsAmount of Fund (US$M)UREP13152864521NPRP52615567485JSREP354163.4SSREP2358N/ANPRP-EP14415.26Total42111232524.7
22 IMPACT OF QNRF FUNDING Creating Research Culture Building Human Capital in ResearchBuilding Research InfrastructureInternational visibilityPublicationsGenerating IP and PatentsBuilding Knowledge based Economy
23 SUSTAINABILITY 1 QNRS 2 3 4 5 Research Funding Programs 6 7 NPRP-EP Secondary School Research Experience ProgramQNRSNPRP-EPNPRPJSREPResearch Funding Programs2Undergraduate Research Experience Program3Graduate Research Experience Program4Junior Scientist Research Experience Program5National Priorities Research Program6National Priorities Research Program- Exceptional7QNRS ProgramGREPUREPSSREP
24 QNRF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS 622134225421124303625847904418261116# Collaborative Institutions Awarded# Awarded Projects
26 QATAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK (QSTP) VisionQSTP will be a recognized international hub for research and commercializationObjectivesPromote applied research, technology development and commercialisation in QatarGrow and diversify Qatar’s economy through application of technologyAccelerate formation and growth of start-up technology companiesCreate 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 internationallyPresented By: Date:
30 Acclaimed Design and Architecture Stunning modern glass, steel and white ceramic tile structureDesigned by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli (Petronas Towers and other landmarks)Three towering atria reflect Qatari themesAtria encompass healing gardensBuildings 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 SystemA ‘paper-lite’/digital information systemAll private rooms filled with natural lightHIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation within months of openingOnly IMRIS hybrid operating room in the regionRobotic 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 CareAs a specialty center for women, Sidra will provide care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including:Total deliveries – greater than 10,000 by 2015High risk deliveries – 2,000 anticipated by 2015Specialized Antenatal Care and Prenatal DiagnosisFetal Medicine/Perinatal MedicineReproductive Medicine – including IVF and more advanced techniquesPerinatal (Genomic, Proteomic, Imaging including fetal MRI)
34 Patient Care Allergy/Asthma Anesthesia Cardiology Child Development Scope of ServicesAllergy/AsthmaAnesthesiaCardiologyChild DevelopmentCritical Care MedicineDentalDermatologyEmergency MedicineEndocrinologyGastroenterologyGeneral PediatricsGenetics - ClinicalHematology/BMT/OncologyImmunology/Immune DeficiencyInfectious DiseaseMetabolic DisordersNeonatologyNephrologyNeurologyPulmonologyRheumatologyDiagnostic ImagingPathology
35 Patient Care Pediatric Surgical Sub-Specialties ENT General Surgery Scope of Pediatric ServicesPediatric Surgical Sub-SpecialtiesENTGeneral SurgeryCardiac SurgeryNeurosurgeryOphthalmologyOrthopedics (including Trauma)Plastic/Oral MaxillofacialUrologyPediatric Support ServicesOccupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech TherapyCase ManagementClinical PharmacistChild LifeRespiratory Therapy
36 Patient Care Clinical Service Departments Pediatric Anesthesia Obstetrical AnesthesiaAnatomic/Clinical PathologyPediatrics ImagingWomen’s and Fetal Imaging
37 Medical EducationSidra will play an integral role in the education of students at Weill Cornell Medical College in QatarSidra’s state-of-the-art simulation center will be used to train Sidra staff, using web-based learning and virtual realitySidra will offer employees time allocated for training and teaching opportunities
38 Biomedical Research Research Agenda Development and Preventive MedicinePregnancy Health and FertilityWomen’s HealthSidra will develop clinical, translational and basic research programs that aim to:Advance understanding, develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and improve public health overallBuild on existing strength of child health research in Qatar
41 ABOUT WISEWISE 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 PROGRAMSWISE 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.
45 4/10/2017On the 1st of August during the London Olympics, an international Summit has been organized500 health leaders from over 40 countries including over a dozen ministersSpeeches 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 4/10/2017WHAT WE LEARNED1Problems are shared globally but solutions aren’tThere is great appetite to collaborate internationally about what reforms work and how to implement them2As Don Berwick said, “the design of healthcare systems...is not yet a...scientific endeavour; but it can be and should be.”3Consequently, 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. 4/10/2017Building on this success, the next annual summit will take place on December in Doha, as an initiative of Qatar FoundationChaired 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 4/10/2017Eight policy papers led by chairs of international renown in their fieldsProf Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania and International Obesity TaskforceObesityEmpoweringpatientsSusan Edgman-Levitan, Mass General Hospital/Partners, founder of the Picker InstituteAntimicrobialresistanceDame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, UKSir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Executive Chair, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College LondonEnd-of-life careBig data and healthcareProfessor Sandy Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyProf Vikram Patel, Prof of Mental Health, London School and Dr Shekhar Saxena, WHOMental healthAccountablecareDr Mark McClellan, Brookings Institution and former Administrator of CMSRoad Traffic InjuryProfessor Adnan Hyder, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health